The information posted on this page on the new standards for CPR is for information purposes only. If you want to learn how to perform CPR take a CPR training class. Approximately every 5 years all the major providers of first aid and CPR adopt new standards and regulations released by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). The majority of these changes are in the CPR standards. In 2011 all levels of CPR including CPR level “A”, CPR level “C” and Health Care Provider CPR. To learn more about the recent CPR changes register for a a CPR course in Ottawa, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna or Surrey. We have training providers located throughout Canada that meet the latest standards in CPR training.
New CPR Techniques
Basic CPR Techniques
The following is the new steps in CPR followed by the Red Cross and Lifesaving Society Providers:
- Scene Assessment – Check for Dangers
- Assess Victim – Pinch and Shout
- Open the airway
- Check for breathing
- Contact Emergency Medical Services – 911 (EMS)
- If the victim is not breathing begin 30 chest compression’s
- Ventilate victim – Give the victim two breaths
- Continue to provide 30 chest compression’s and 2 breaths until the victim shows signs of life, advanced medical care arrives, or if you are too tired to continue.
Basic Choking Techniques for Adult Victims
- Ask victim for permission
- Landmark above the hips over the centre of the victims abdomen.
- Perform 5 “J-Thrust’s”
- Pivot next to the victim with your arm underneath the victim’s arm and perform 5 back blows between the shoulder blades.
- Alternate between 5 back blows and 5 “J-Thrusts” until the foreign obstruction is removed or until the victim loses consciousness.
- If the foreign obstruction is removed have the victim seek medical attention immediately