Community CPR in the COVID-19 world

Last updated Tuesday 9th November 2021

It discusses the ethical issues of attempting CPR, the debates regarding whether CPR is an aerosol generating procedure and what PPE to wear. It shows exemplar demonstration of adult CPR and discussion of the similarities and differences for children. It also addresses how healthcare professionals can keep their skills up to date.

Learning objectives:

  • How cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be conducted in a community setting by healthcare professionals
  • The ethical issues of attempting CPR
  • The debates regarding whether CPR is an aerosol generating procedure
  • What PPE to wear
  • The sequence of adult CPR including the use of a modern automated external defibrillator to Resuscitation Council UK standards.
  • The similarities and differences for children.
  • How healthcare professionals can keep their skills up to date.