What to Remember Before Administering CPR


Being trained in first aid CPR training in The Bronx, New York, or elsewhere, means having the ability to instinctively respond to cardiac emergencies.

However, even with such tense situations, there are certain things to remember to make sure you can provide this act of kindness safely and free from liability.

That is why as a provider of CPR, BLS, and ACLS training and certification services at MedLife CPR, LLC ourselves, here are things we always remind our students to bear in mind before providing someone with emergency medical care:

  • You must ask for consent

    The person you intend to provide care for must express their consent verbally or through body language. But what if they are unconscious or non-responsive? When this happens, assume they want help, do not hesitate.

  • Do not ask for any gift or compensation

    If you do, you may be held liable for any untoward incident towards them. Even the slightest repositioning can have serious implications, so avoid performing any medical procedure.

  • Stick to what you trained for

    When administering care, be sure to only do what you have learned and trained for. So, if you have been trained to give CPR, give them CPR only. Do not perform any other medical procedure other than that.

Find us in any of our locations. Our first aid and ACLS training in New York are available in the boroughs of Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens as well as Westchester, Yonkers, New Rochelle, and Long Island in New York.

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