CPR Changes

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 workplace approved 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

The following is the new standards to conscious full obstructed 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

The previously mentioned changes have been adopted by all the major first aid and CPR providers. The learn how to do CPR and rescue victims using first aid it is highly recommended that you attend a first aid and CPR course. Without hands on experience under the guidance and supervision of a qualified first aid and CPR instructor a candidate will likely not perform CPR or first aid up to standard. At least 60% of course time is spent with candidates practicing using “hands on” techniques. Learn to save the life of a loved one, friend, neighbor or stranger by learning the most up to date CPR and first aid.