8 Ways CPR Guidelines Changed in 2015: And How to Prepare
Maybe you are traveling down the road and see a car accident with casualties. Are you ready to respond? Or maybe you are at dinner and someone at the next table begins choking — do you know what to do? As someone certified in CPR, of course, you are ready and able to give the best CPR that follows the newest certification guidelines from AHA. Right? Wait a minute. Did someone say “new guidelines?” The CPR and AED guidelines have been updated by the American Heart Association and they reflect the evidence-based best practices you can perform to save lives. (To see a summary of the changes: The 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC ). The changes were instituted based on recommendations by 250 evidence reviewers from 39 countries and are important to know as well as urgent to implement. All CPR and AED trainings and certifications will be built around these guidelines now and the good news? Beating Heart Center has already begun implementing these changes into their state-of-the-art gamification learning system named LOOP. (See the video of fun, interactive LOOP CPR & ECC training at work). We have also blended CPR online training into the traditional CPR class format.
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More detailed scenarios about the changes made, such as those specific to pregnant women and children, are outlined in the full 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). The two-hundred and seventy-page document with three hundred and fifteen guidelines is organized into a handy web-based CPR tool for easier access to individual topics. Channing Bete is rolling out the BLS, ACLS and PALS manual versions throughout the spring and summer of 2016. You can get the latest manual versions here and even sign up for email updates to get new product announcements as they become available.
We Make It Easy for You to Prepare
All these changes are tough to keep up with! The Beating Heart Center staff is the expert at preparing you for everything you need to retain certification. And using the gamification technology in the LOOP software system, we are able to incorporate that learning into easy to understand and remember responses.
Healthcare is an ever-changing industry and providers have to be able to implement and respond to the change. The Beating Heart Center is making sure you are covered.