San Jose BLS Study Guide
The American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider CPR class has a 25 question written test. Students must pass this test in order to receive their certification card. Please review the below information before attending your course in San Jose.
CPR Ratios – Compressions to breaths
All ages: 30 compressions, 2 breaths
2 Person CPR Adults: 30 compressions, 2 breaths
2 person infant or child: 15 compressions 2 breaths
Adults: 1 breath every 5-6 seconds
Children & infants: 1 breath every 3-5 seconds
Rate/Speed of Compressions
Adults: at least 100 compressions per minute
Infants and Children: at least 100 compressions per minute
How to use an AED/Defibrillator
1. Turn on the AED and listen to the directions
2. Attach the pads to the bare chest
3. If the AED tells you to deliver a shock, say Clear
4. Press the shock button
5. Resume CPR if no signs of life
AED on children
Use child pads. If you do not have child pads, use adult pads.
AED on infants
A manual defibrillator is the best option. Use infant pads if you need to use the AED on an infant.
An advanced airway is when you use a endotracheal tube, laryngeal mask, or a supraglottic tube. Give one breath every 6-8 seconds and do not stop compressions.
Adult or Child Choking
Perform abdominal thrusts just above the naval until the object is removed or the victim becomes unconscious. If they pass out, perform CPR.
Perform a combination of 5 back blows and 5 chest thrusts until the airway is cleared or the baby becomes unconscious. If the baby passes out, start CPR.
San Jose BLS Refresher Videos
How to use a Bag Valve Mask
How to Perfom Infant CPR in BLS Class (note remember to check the brachial pulse)
How to Save a Choking Baby
How to use a Bag Valve Mask on an Infant in a BLS Course
How to Save a Choking Adult in a BLS Certification Class
How to use a Pocket Mask on an Infant