Complete a nationally recognized certification in CPR/AED (cardiopulmonary resuscitation/automatic external defibrillator).
Completion includes fulfillment of the course requirements of a nationally recognized emergency cardiac care certifying organization, such as the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
Emergency cardiac care includes
- adult, pediatric, and infant CPR
- second rescuer CPR
- airway obstruction
- barrier devices, including BVM.
See American Red Cross.
(Note: The NASM requires candidates to have a current CPR certification for their certification exam.)
- When is it appropriate to perform CPR? Use an AED?
- What are the essential components of performing CPR? Using an AED?
- How does level of medical training affect the responsibility to react in a medical emergency situation?
- How does the Good Samaritan Law affect a responder?
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will apply social science skills to understand the process by which public policy is made by
- defining public policy and determining how to differentiate public and private action;
- examining different perspectives on the role of government;
- describing how the national government influences the public agenda and shapes public policy by examining examples such as the Equal Rights Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 9524 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965;
- describing how the state and local governments influence the public agenda and shape public policy;
- investigating and evaluating the process by which policy is implemented by the bureaucracy at each level;
- analyzing how the incentives of individuals, interest groups, and the media influence public policy; and
- devising a course of action to address local and/or state issues.