What’s New in CPR and First Aid this year?

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What's new in CPR and First Aid this year?We’ve finally released a project that has been months in the making. There are new guidelines for CPR and first aid, and we’re excited to have all of these updates available in our training library.

If you’ve taken a class recently and would like to know what has changed since your class, there are a few videos that we’d like to direct your attention to.

The Latest CPR and First Aid Updates – This video takes you through all of the changes in CPR and first aid, including the rate of compressions, as well as the depth of compression. There are also changes in the recommendations around hands-only CPR, how to access EMS, and more. Take a look at this video for all of the updates.

Tourniquets – For a while, tourniquets were recommended, but de-emphasized. With this year’s update tourniquets are being recommended as more than just a last ditch attempt to save a life. Take a look at our training where we teach you how to create a make-shift tourniquet if you need to, as well as how to use the commercial tourniquets that you might find in a first aid kit.

Hemostatic Agents – With this latest update, hemostatic agents have been added to first aid training. Hemostatic agents are meant to be used when we might have difficulty controlling bleeding with traditional methods.

Concussions – We talk about methods to check the signs and symptoms of a concussion from a head trauma, potentially from a sports injury.

Opioid Overdose – Finally, for healthcare providers in particular, we talk about opiate and opioid overdose and the use of Naloxone kits.

We hope that these videos help to prepare you with the latest changes and additions to CPR and first aid. You can always go back into our training library for all of the rest of the videos if you’d like a more thorough refresh.

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

I am the Director of Multimedia at ProTrainings, as well as the primary blogger here. I take care of the video editing, graphic design and corporate branding that you see on every video and every page on this site, as well as at ProCPR®, ProFirstAid®, ProBloodborne, StudentCPR, etc. My work is literally everywhere that ProTrainings goes. I also handle our Twitter accounts, so be sure to follow us there, if you use twitter! You can be sure that I’m not just an average joe writing this blog, but one of the founders of the company.

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