Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Learn to effectively respond to a cardiac, respiratory emergency with CPR and the use of an AED

Vivid Learning
Updated May 29, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Identify the steps and actions needed to administer CPR correctly.
  • State the purpose of an AED, the precautions for its use, and the correct method of use.
Course Description

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique used to slow the process of brain death by restarting the heart and getting a person breathing again. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can provide oxygen to the brain and other vital organs of a person who, by every indication, is dead. Used early and correctly, the technique can buy time for the victim until medical attention can be given.

This lesson provides instruction on how to respond confidently to a cardiac, respiratory emergency and use an AED until professional medical help arrives. This program does not qualify for first aid or CPR certification.