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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR as it's better known is a lifesaving technique used in medical emergencies (including heart attack or near drowning). It is performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest. It is indicated in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing. Lives can be saved with CPR and is imperative for people working in the health care field. CPR may not restart the heart but its main purpose is to restore partial flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart.

A person performing CPR on a mannequin.

At ABM College of Health and Technology we offer First Aid Training certification. All of our First Aid, CPR, and AED courses meet the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and Work Safe Alberta. This guarantees that personnel working in construction, manufacturing, massage therapy, the oil and gas industry, and as school teachers, social workers, childcare workers, office workers, fire fighters, police officers, emergency medical responders, and hospitality employees are trained in delivering high quality First Aid and CPR. The First Aid Training classes are two-days (16 hours), upon successful completion you will be certified for three years. Each participant receives a course completion card, a fully illustrated color manual, and a wall certificate. ABM College offers many varieties of CPR training. Check out ourFirst Aid Training course if you are in the health care field, need it for your job or have a burning desire to get this lifesaving training. The next courses are February 7th,8th and 21st,22nd! Register today!

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