Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or more commonly known simply as CPR, is a set of valuable skills that anyone can learn. While knowledge of CPR is necessary for lifeguards, firefighters, and those working in healthcare related positions, it is also beneficial for everyone else to learn as well. You never know when you might have the opportunity to save someone’s life!
American Red Cross is dedicated to saving lives and training others to save lives as well. That is why CPR certification courses are offered. These courses are easy enough for anyone to learn. Not only do the classes offer the knowledge of what to do in various situations, but they also offer hands on experience to give you the practice that you will need to properly conduct CPR.
American Red Cross CPR classes will teach you:
- CPR training
- AED training
- First aid training
These CPR courses include training for first aid and AED usage because all three of these skills are essential for everyone to learn, no matter who they are or what position they are in. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are portable electronic devices that can diagnose cardiac arrest and treat it by sending electrical currents to the heart to reestablish a healthy rhythm. These devices are easy to use. However, every second counts when it comes to something as life threatening as cardiac arrest. That is why AED training is included in CPR classes.
CPR certification courses are affordable, available at various times and setting, and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) compliant. You can take classes in-person, online, or with a Simulated Learning program. After successfully completed our training courses, you will receive a digital copy of your official CPR certificate. With your Red Cross Digital Certificate, you will have access to it anytime, anywhere, and on any of your digital devices. You will be able to print, share, and download a certificate anytime you like.
What about CPR recertification?
While you can be trained to be skilled at CPR, we also hope that you never have to use your training. As with any skill, CPR skill retention will decline over time if not used on a regular basis. Many students who have successfully completed CPR certification classes have been found unable to successfully use their skills one year later. That is why recertification is so important.
For those who are already CPR certified, but whose certification period is almost over, there are recertification classes. These classes are designed to refresh your memory, renew your skills, and help you to stay up to date on the latest techniques that are being used by healthcare professionals. In addition to recertification, refresher activities like quizzes, games, and videos are available that are intended to be accessed in between certification and recertification. While these refresher activities won’t recertify you, they will help you to stay sharp refresh your memory so that you can make the most out of your CPR training.