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close this bookAppropriate Community Technology - A Training Manual (Peace Corps; 1982; 685 pages)
View the documentThe Farallones Institute Rural Center
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View the documentPreface
View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentIntroduction
Open this folder and view contentsPhase I: Introduction to training
Open this folder and view contentsPhase II: Earthen construction and fuel-saving cookstoves
Open this folder and view contentsPhase III: Pedal/treadle power
Open this folder and view contentsPhase IV: Solar water heaters
close this folderPhase V: Solar agricultural dryers
View the documentPhase V Calendar
View the documentSession 1. Introduction to agricultural dryers
View the documentSession 2. Tour of solar dryers
View the documentSession 3. Solar agricultural dryer design procedures and rules of thumb
View the documentSession 4. Two-hour dryer construction
View the documentSession 5. Review of existing solar dryer plans
View the documentSession 6. Smoke testing solar dryers
View the documentSession 7. Introducing new technologies: solar dryers
View the documentSession 8. Design of solar agricultural dryers
View the documentSession 9. Site selection and preparation
View the documentSession 10. Construction of solar agricultural dryers
View the documentSession 11. Issues and methods in development and diffusion of appropriate technology
View the documentSession 12. Natural cooling
View the documentSession 13. Approaches to health systems
View the documentSession 14. Nutritional gardening
View the documentSession 15. Practical drying tips
View the documentSession 16. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
View the documentSession 17. Dryer assessment and modification
View the documentSession 18. Introduction to cost benefit analysis (cba)
View the documentSession 19. Presentation of solar dryers
View the documentSession 20. Introduction to the final phase of the training program
Open this folder and view contentsPhase VI: Concluding the program: The energy fair
Open this folder and view contentsAppendices

Session 16. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Total time:

4 hours


* To perform effective CPR techniques on adult and infant mannequins


* To complete a written CPR examination


* To discuss appropriate applications for CPR


* To gain certification as "Basic Resuscitators" for the period of one year


* American Heart Association, A Manual for Instructors of Basic Cardiac Life Support


* American Red Cross, Instructor's Manual Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


* Films: "Citizens for Life" or "New Pulse for Life," available from either American Heart Association or American Red Cross


* Attachment V-16-A, "Circulation and Bones in the Chest"


* Attachment V-16-B, "Performance Test"


* Attachment V-16-C, "Basic CPR Exam"


Newsprint and felt-tip pens; movie screen and projector; timing devices; infant and adult mannequins designed for CPR practice; blankets

Trainer Notes

This CPR session prepares the participant for one-year certification as a "Basic Resuscitator," according to the American Heart Association requirements. It easily can be adapted to meet American Red Cross certification requirements as well.

There should be a certified instructor for every 12 people. (Any participants who are already certified as Basic Resuscitators can assist with the demonstrations and with the skill practice groups.)

If you are not a certified "Basic Life Support Instructor," you should contact the nearest Red Cross office and invite an instructor to lead the session.


Step 1. (15 minutes)
Review and clarify the session objectives and activities.

Trainer Notes

Clarify your role as a Basic Life Support Instructor and explain that participants who successfully complete this CPR course will be officially certified by the American Heart Association as "Basic Resuscitators" for one year.

Explain that CPR is part of this program because it is seen as an important technology for health.

Present any other certified Basic Resuscitators from among the group who will be on hand to assist you (see Trainer Notes, under Materials).

Step 2. (20 minutes)
Show the film.

Trainer Notes

The films listed in the resource section are excellent for this session. If the film is not used, refer to the cited manuals for alternative procedures.

It is important to note any obsolete information and carefully emphasize updates. Explain that standards are regularly updated as research and experience refine CPR techniques.

Ask the participants while watching the film to take note of any misconceptions about CPR they held prior to viewing it.

Step 3. (10 minutes)
Distribute and review Attachment V-16-A, "Circulation and Bones of the Chest."

Trainer Notes

Ask if there are any comments or points from the film that require clarification or emphasis.

Step 4. (15 minutes)
Demonstrate various CPR techniques.

Trainer Notes

Demonstrate and explain the following techniques:

* One person adult CPR
* Two-person CPR (include the "switch")
* CPR on an infant

Step 5. (5 minutes)
Distribute and review Attachment V-16-B, "Performance Test."

Trainer Notes

Explain the evaluation process by indicating that there will be a test of CPR skills before certification. Also mention that the written test is part of the certification process.

It is important that the participants understand the skill test process and that specific checkpoints will be covered in the test which are listed in the attachment.

Step 6. (1 hour)
Have the participants form skill practice groups of five people per mannequin.

Trainer Notes

* Emphasize that each group member should spend time learning and practicing each of the demonstrated CPR techniques.

* Explain that as each person practices, the Performance Test sheets can be used to check the performance.

* Encourage the group members to critique one another's performance.

* Circulate among the groups to assist whenever necessary. (Other certified Basic Resuscitators should also help.)

Step 7. (30 minutes)
Distribute Attachment V-16-C, "Basic CPR Exam," and give participants time to answer the questions and encourage them to share their answers.

Trainer Notes

* Guide an exchange of answers by having participants read a question and answer it. This time can also be used to elaborate on any additional CPR points.

* Have people rate their scores and keep the exam.

Step 8. (1 hour)
Carry out the performance testing.

Trainer Notes

The performance testing should be carried out in the following manner:

* Set up a testing station with an adult and infant mannequin.
* Call one person at a time to be tested.
* Collect each person's CPR Exam and Performance Test, making certain they are signed.
* Have each person demonstrate the three techniques for meeting certification requirements.
* Present each participant with signed certificates.

Encourage those who are waiting to be tested to continue with their practice.

Step 9. (10 minutes)
Reconvene the participants and facilitate a discussion of the appropriate application of CPR in an in-country situation, concentrating on cultural norms and sex roses.

Step 10. (10 minutes)
Review and discuss the session objectives and activities.

Trainer Notes

Some questions to stimulate discussion include:

* How effective was the film in conveying techniques and information?
* Did your practice groups give useful feedback to help improve your skill level?
* Did you have enough time in your practice period to learn the necessary CPR techniques?
* Do you feel confident to use CPR when appropriate and necessary to save someone's life?
* Do you think you will attempt to get re-certified after one year?
* Were the session objectives met?

Step 11. (5 minutes)
Conclude by encouraging the participants to contact organizations for standards and compliance with local regulations, once they are in-country.


















Establish unresponsive ness & call out for help. Allow 1 to 10 sec. If face down and turning is required.

Shake shoulder, shout "Are you OK?" Call out-"Help"' Turn if necessary


Adequate time




Open airway. Establish

Kneels properly


breathlessness (Look Listen and Feel) (3-5 seconds)

Head tilt with one hand on forehead and neck lift or chinlift with other hand.


Ear over mouth, observe chest.




Four ventilations (3-5 seconds)

Ventilate properly 4 times and observe chest rise.




Establish pulse and simulate activation of EMS system (5-10 seconds)

Fingers palpate for carotid pulse on near side (other hand on forehead maintains head tilt)


Know local EMS number


Adequate time




Four cycles of 15 compressions 2 ventilations (54-66 seconds)

Proper body Position


Landmark check each time


Position of hands


Vertical compression


Says mnemonic


Proper rate


Proper ratio


No bouncing


Ventilates properly




Check for return of pulse and spontaneous breathing.
(Pupil check optional)
(3-5 seconds)

Check pulse and breathing. (Pupil check optional)




Second rescuer check for pulse
(5 seconds)

Five-second pause to check pulse





Minimum of two cycles of 5 compressions and 1 ventilation (8-10 seconds)

Changes rate of compression


Switch and repeat until examiner is satisfied.

Says mnemonic


Interposes breath


No pause for ventilation


Calls for switch




Switches back


Checks pulse


(Pupil 1 check - optional)


Technique as above



Social Security Number:__________________________











Establish unresponsiveness including turning
(3-5 seconds)

Shake shoulder, shout Infant horizontal


Adequate time




Open airway

Tip head back --
Do not hvperextend


Establish breathlessness
(3-5 seconds)

Put ear over mouth to feel for breathing




Four ventilations
(3-5 seconds)

Puff cheeks, uses air in mouth to ventilate




Establish pulselessness
(5-10 seconds)

Use same criteria as before. Carotid or precardial pulse




8 cycles of 5 compressions and 1 ventilation
Continue uninterrupted
(30 seconds)

Two fingers for compression
80-100 compressions per minute


Number of compressions 40-50
Number of ventilations 12-14
Check one: PASS_______FAIL______


Select the one correct answer and circle on your answer sheet as indicated:

1. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be defined as artificial respiration and artificial circulation. A. True B. False

2. The A, B. C's of cardiopulmonary resuscitation stand for Airway, Breathing and Circulation. A. True B. False

3. One can determine if an unconscious victim is breathing by:

A. booking, listening, feeling for signs of air and chest movement
B. Checking the blood pressure
C. Checking the pulse
D. Checking for cyanosis

4. In mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, tilting the head back is important because:

A. Air cannot enter the stomach
B. It allows the individual doing the breathing to more easily observe the victim's body
C. It extends the neck and lifts the tongue away from the back of the throat

5. CPR is unlikely to restore a victim to his pre-arrest level of brain function if the cardiac arrest has persisted for more than :

A. 1-2 minutes
B. 2-4 minutes
C. 3-5 minutes
D. 46 minutes

6. If vomiting occurs during the resuscitation effort, the best immediate procedure to follow is:

A. Stop CPR until help arrives
B. Pause for a moment unfit the victim appears quiet again, then resume mouth-to-mouth ventilation
C. Turn the victim on his side, sweep out the mouth, then re-position and resume CPR

7. Pain is one of the most common warmings of heart attack. It is frequently confused with indigestion, with uncomfortable pressure and a burning feeling in the lower chest or upper abdomen. A. True B. False

8. In performing CPR, airway (A) and breathing (B) are established adequately before circulation (C) is begun. A. True B. False

9. When performing external cardiac compression on an adult, the sternum should be depressed:

A. 1/2 to 1 inch
B. 1 inch to 11/2 inches
C. 1-1/2 inches to 2 inches
D. 2 to 2-1/2 inches

10. When one rescuer performs CPR, the ratio of chest compressions to lung inflations for any adult victim is:

A. 15 compressions to 2 ventilations
B. 12 compressions to 2 ventilations
C. 7 compressions to 2 ventilations
D. 5 compressions to 2 ventilations

11. CPR is effective when the victim is lying on a soft bed. A. True B. False

12. Artificial circulation is produced when the chest is compressed by squeezing the heart between:

A. The clavicle and the scapula
B. The sternum and the spine
C. The clavicle and the spine
D. The sternum and the xiphoid

13. When performing CPR on an infant, the compression rate is:

A. 60-70 times per minute
B. 100-120 times per minute
C. 120-140 times per minute

14. The universal distress signal characterizing an apparent obstructed airway in the conscious adult is:

A. Rapid heavy breathing
B. Violent choking
C. Victim's hand is at his throat
D. Violent thrashing of the victim's arms

15. Which is the rate of compressions and ventilations when performing two-person rescue?

A. 5 to 1
B. 8 to 1
C. 10 to 2
D. 15 to 2

Prepared by American Heart Association, 2320 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231.

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