(Links to study guides are at the bottom of this webpage.)
Health 57E (HLTH 57E) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation for the Professional Rescuer (Health Care Provider), is a 1/2 unit class that usually meets for six classes, not all quarter.
The class is offered at De Anza almost every quarter.
You can also get CPR and AED training at De Anza, along with first aid and four other optional certifications, by taking P.E. 28A. This four unit class completely fulfills the requirement for Area E for your A.A. degree, which means it also transfers to U.C. and State Universities. It's the lifeguard training class, and it's not just for people who want to work as guards. Click on this link: Lifeguard Training or Lifeguard Training FAQs.
Enrollment and registration steps are at: http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/admissions/
What do students think of the classes? Go to: Health 57 A and C student evaluations or P.E. 28A student evaluation comments
CEUs are available after you complete HLTH 57E or PE 28A. Go to: http://www.redcrossstore.org/dp.aspx?pgid=547
The Hlth 57E course description:
Designed for certification in American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and
Automated External Defibrillation for the Professional Rescuer. Students will gain the knowledge
and skills necessary to apply the Bloodborne Pathogens regulations issued by the Occupational
Health and Safety Administration with the intent to prevent disease transmission, recognize and
provide basic care for breathing emergencies, perform Adult, Child and Infant Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation (CPR) and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for victims of sudden
Upon successful completion of a course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross certification in Adult CPR/AED or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and
Automated External Defibrillation for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider.
Each student will get a separate "face" for an adult/child manikin, so we don't share germs.
A pocket mask
is the device for rescue breathing with the one-way valve so your breaths go into the victim, but their escaping breath doesn't give you germs.
Use of a pocket mask is included in Hlth 57E and lifeguard training.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a machine that analyzes the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, tells you to deliver a shock to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. The machine determines how much shock to deliver and talks you through the steps. It won't shock someone who doesn't need it.
All De Anza CPR classes include training in the use of an AED. We learn to use the same brand/model of AED as De Anza has at four locations on campus, but the training also applies to other models/brands.
Do AEDs work?
A. 3 to 4%
Match the percentages above to these:
the percentage of time CPR works in television dramas
the percentage of time CPR alone without the use of an AED works
the percentage of time a typical AED system, such as the ones installed in Chicago's O'Hare Airport, is successful
the answer is at: Do AEDs work?
How to pass a Red Cross written test
Simple secondary survey study sheet has a list of times to suspect a spinal injury
Reasons why a person might become unconscious or semi-conscious (AEIOU TIPS)
Typical causes of altered mental status
Levels of consciousness
Bloodborne Pathogens quick facts
CPR quick facts
AED quick facts
What the AED says as you use it
CPR Pro skills review questions
Why did they change CPR?
Common mistakes in Professional Rescuer CPR skills
Common mistakes in professional rescuer CPR skills - Lifeguard Training
Oxygen administration quick facts
First Aid for Public Safety Personnel study guide
The new 2012 lifeguard manual is available for a free download at: http://www.instructorscorner.org/media/resources/l/lg_part_manual_landing.html