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Medical Officer Andrew T. Kroger, MD, MPH
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QUESTION: Do you recommend staff who provide immunizations be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training or only have some CPR training?
ANSWER: ACIP's General Recommendations on Immunization states that all vaccination providers should be familiar with the office emergency plan and be currently certified in CPR. Epinephrine and equipment for maintaining an airway should be available for immediate use. Access the recommendations (see page 12) at www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr6002.pdf.
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