Saving Lives – CPR and Emergency First Aid

Saving Lives – CPR and Emergency First Aid

This practical 4 hour course teaches participants skills that could save a baby, child or adult’s life. Using realistic manikins and scenarios, as well as Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), participants get a demonstration of how a defibrillator works, learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and stroke, practice the first aid for choking and drowning plus much more.

Topics covered include:

  • Medical emergencies: a protocol to follow.
  • How to call for emergency help in Switzerland and what to say.
  • How to assess a person’s level of consciousness.
  • Putting an unconscious person into a safe position (the ‘Recovery Position’).
  • How to give CPR to babies, children and adults with practice on realistic manikins.
  • An introduction to using an Automated External Defibrillator as part of Basic Life Support.
  • What to do in the case of drowning.
  • Warning signs of heart attack and stroke and how to react.
  • The First Aid for 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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Clear, pedagogical and practical
Thank you for the training. It was very clear, pedagogical and practical. I feel I have learned something not only useful but essential for my future. I spent part of the evening showing and explaining to the family the first actions to take in case of emergency.

- Natacha, Caterpillar Inc Geneva

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