Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation





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As a member of the Army Medical Department, you are expected to know how to perform basic lifesaving procedures in an emergency. Such emergencies can occur anywhere -- on the battlefield, in your home, in a restaurant, or on the highway. In such an emergency, a person's life may depend upon your knowledge of what to do and upon your ability to do the procedure properly and quickly.


This subcourse provides instruction which will enable you to remove an obstruction from a casualty's airway, restore respiration to a casualty who has stopped breathing, and restore blood circulation to a casualty whose heart has stopped beating. Instruction is provided for performing these procedures for an adult casualty, a child, and an infant. Study and know these procedures BEFORE you are faced with an emergency.


Subcourse Components:


The subcourse instructional material consists of the following:

Lesson 1, Review of the Circulatory and Respiratory Systems.


Lesson 2, Heart Attack and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.


Lesson 3, Initiate Rescue Breathing on an Adult.


Lesson 4, Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on an Adult.


Lesson 5, Remove an Upper Airway Obstruction in an Adult.


Lesson 6, Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on a Child or Infant.


Lesson 7, Remove an Airway Obstruction in a Child or Infant.


Lesson 8, Administer CPR and Automated External Defibrillation on an Unconscious Casualty with Suspected Cardiac Arrest.

Study Suggestions:


Here are some suggestions that may be helpful to you in completing this subcourse:

--Read and study each lesson carefully.


--Complete the subcourse lesson by lesson. After completing each lesson, work the exercises at the end of the lesson, marking your answers in this booklet.


--After completing each set of lesson exercises, compare your answers with those on the solution sheet that follows the exercises. If you have answered an exercise incorrectly, check the reference cited after the answer on the solution sheet to determine why your response was not the correct one.

Credit Awarded:


Students who desire credit hours for this correspondence subcourse must meet eligibility requirements and must enroll through the Nonresident Instruction Branch of the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S).

Examination Answer Sheets and Student Comment Forms are available by downloading the original correspondence course manual and printing the forms from it. The manual is available here.


To receive credit hours, you must be officially enrolled and complete an examination furnished by the Nonresident Instruction Branch at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Upon successful completion of the examination for this subcourse, you will be awarded 10 credit hours.


You can enroll by going to the web site and enrolling under "Self Development" (School Code 555).


A listing of correspondence courses and subcourses available through the Nonresident Instruction Section is found in Chapter 4 of DA Pamphlet 350-59, Army Correspondence Course Program Catalog. The DA PAM is available at the following website: .









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