Individuals who are immunocompromised should not attend competency training, first aid or CPR classes at this time.
All training equipment, including CPR manikins and other first aid and resuscitation devices, should be thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated after each use in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.
All instructors and course participants should practice proper hygiene before and after
classes, and before and after breaks in the class, including hand washing for at least 20 seconds
CPR Instruction: o Whenever possible, use a 1:1 student-to-manikin ratio. o Manikins should be placed at least 3 feet apart during CPR training in accordance with social distancing recommendations. o If possible, students should use a pocket mask with a one-way valve for providing ventilations during CPR skills practice. o If a pocket mask is not available, students should simulate breaths only. Mouthto-mouth ventilations should not be performed on manikins at this time, even with face shields. o Students in Basic Life Support for Health Care and Professional Rescuer classes must use a pocket mask with one-way valve. Students should also be using bag masks during two-rescuer practice scenarios. Bag masks should be decontaminated after each use.
• First Aid Instruction: o As a reminder, preventing disease transmission is the first skill in the NSC first aid curriculum. Students should be practicing the application and removal of exam gloves as the first skill. Personal protective equipment, such as examination gloves, should be used for all hands-on skills practices.