CPR Classes and Compliance
In association with the American Heart Association, we take pride in providing top quality classes to stay in compliance with all state guidelines. CPR Classes are a vital part of the healthcare industry. One of the first items that a state surveyor looks at are the CPR expiration dates in selected staff members file. Keeping in compliance with this state expectation is an easy way to deflect a citation and boost those star ratings.
CMS F Tag 155
CPR Certification – Staff must maintain current CPR certification for healthcare providers through CPR training that includes hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment. Online-only certification is not acceptable.
Initiation of CPR – Prior to the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS), nursing homes must provide basic life support, including initiation of CPR, to a resident who experiences cardiac arrest (cessation of respirations and/or pulse) in accordance with that resident’s advance directives or in the absence of advance directives or a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order. CPR-certified staff must be available at all times.