Saving Lives: CPR and Emergency First Aid

Course contents include

Emergency Protocols

● Legal obligations around first aid provision in Switzerland
● Medical emergencies: a protocol to follow
● Evaluation of the situation and calling for emergency assistance
● Personal safety and security

Basic Life Support

● Recognising cardiac arrest and understanding common causes
● Giving Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to babies, children, and adults with practise using realistic manikins
● Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Additional Topics

● Assessing a person’s level of consciousness
● Putting an unconscious baby, child, or adult into a safe position (the ‘Recovery Position’)
● Recognising signs and symptoms of a heart attack or a stroke and knowing what to do
● Performing first aid on a choking baby, child, or adult

Course certification

HealthFirst Certificate of Attendance in Saving Lives: CPR and Emergency First Aid (valid for 2 years)

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