CPR level HCP. Do you need it?

If you are reading this post the likely answer is, "yes". Anyone working in a healthcare field requires the Health Care Provider (HCP) level of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). 

Any Red Cross course on CPR provides the skills necessary to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults (8+), children (1-8) and babies (0-1).

In addition to these basic CPR and choking skills, the level HCP also includes training on the following topics:

  • Jaw thrust (for endangered spine)
  • Pulse checks (adults, children and babies)
  • The use of a Bag-Valve Mask (BVM)
  • Rescue breathing (adults, children and babies)
  • Two-rescuer CPR with a BVM (adults, children and babies)

Common professions requiring CPR with the level HCP are:

  • Nurse (RN, RPN, LPN, etc.)
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacist
  • Personal Support Worker (PSW)
  • Dentist
  • Osteopath
  • Chiropractor
  • EMS
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Optometrist

Once again, if you think you require the level HCP for your training, the likely answer is "yes". If you are unsure, contact us and we will provide you some assistance in selecting the correct level for your CPR. 

Source: http://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certif...