CPR Refresher

CPR Refresher 

More than 380,000 individuals are victims of sudden cardiac arrest each year. The most common victim is a loved one. More than 80% of cardiac arrest victims are not in the hospital when they need cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Although technology has increased and the public now has access to automated external defibrillators in most public places, no initial intervention can be delivered unless bystanders and formally trained personnel are ready to respond. After completing this course, you will have a firm grasp on the essential components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including the initial first aid steps you can take prior to performing CPR. The target audience for this course is any individual that has been formally or not formally trained to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Through didactic, interactive exercises and vignettes, you will be able to apply this material when you need it most. NOTE: This course does not replace formalized training and return demonstration that must be completed for competency according to the American Heart Association. This course should only be used as a “refresher” to remind the learner of the key action steps in CPR.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-CV-0-CPRR-V2
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define the importance of timeliness in performing CPR.
Describe the signs and symptoms of a person in need of CPR.
Review the correct procedure for performing CPR correctly.

I. Section 1. Introduction a. About This Course b. Learning Objectives II. Section 2. Overview of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation a. Meet James b. What is CPR? c. Definition of CPR d. Importance of CPR e. Heart Attack Versus Cardiac Arrest f. Considerations g. Hands-Only CPR h. Hands-Only CPR Review i. Section Summary III. Section 3. Steps of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation a. Correct Sequence b. Checking Responsiveness c. Circulation d. Infant Circulation e. Airway and Breathing f. Ventilation With a Mask g. Compression to Breath Ratio h. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) i. Key Steps In Using an AED j. Appropriate Sequence Review k. CPR Ratio Review l. Section Summary IV. Section 4. Conclusion a. Summary b. Course Contributor c. References

Instructor: Amy M. Johnson MSN, RN, CPN
Ms. Johnson has more than 19 years of nursing experience in the healthcare arena. Prior to joining Relias, she worked for Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a Registered Nurse, Nursing Professional Development Specialist, and Designated Nurse Planner creating and implementing continuing education programs according to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). As a Nursing Professional Development Specialist, she coordinated a formalized residency program on-boarding approximately 100 new graduate nurses per year in a major academic medical center. Ms. Johnson has also been a Certified Pediatric Nurse during her career. Her role as a Designated Nurse Planner included reviewing and analyzing objectives, content outline and appropriateness of material for continuing education based on needs assessments of the learner. Ms. Johnson graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee and her Master of Science in Nursing from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been with Relias since 2011 as the Director of Continuing Education and Lead Nurse Planner. Currently Ms. Johnson is the Manager of Accreditations overseeing all accrediting and approving bodies that Relias Learning collaborates with. Disclosure: Amy M. Johnson MSN, RN, CPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry, Intermediate level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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