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CPR and AED Instruction Tips for EMS Educators

Last updated: March 23, 2021

A defibrillator sends a shock to the heart during ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with the automated external defibrillator is one of the first response systems for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases. The importance of their rapid response depends not only on the doctors, nurses, or health personnel but in the EMR or non-medical staff. CPR training provided by an EMS educator must ensure that learners acquire the skills and knowledge needed to act correctly during actual cardiac arrest scenario.

CPR class

CPR Class. (© User: Peat Bakke/Creative Commons/CC BY 2.0)

Here are some instruction tips for EMS educators:

Also, there are short video/computer self-instruction courses, with minimal or no instructor coaching, combined with hands-on practice that can be considered an effective alternative to instructor-led CPR and AED courses.

CPR training

CPR Training. (© User: Rama/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0)

AED Training

AED Training and CPR Training (© User: Frederick Md Publicity/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0)

Written by on Aug 30, 2020

She is a general practitioner and works in a virology and immunovirology laboratory, looking for the arboviral response in cell models.

Last reviewed and updated by on Aug 31, 2020

Caitlin Goodwin, DNP, RN, CNM, is a Board Certified Nurse-Midwife, Registered Nurse, and freelance writer. She has over twelve years of experience in nursing practice.

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