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Offering professional American Heart Association CPR instruction at your door in a fun, relaxed manor using High Tech training equipment. In addition to our friendly, knowledgeable AHA Instructors, our top of the line, sanitary CPR Manikins are equipt with the latest computer technology allowing students to visually see their own progress. This advanced technology takes the guesswork out of if you're doing the correct compression depth, compression rate, and ventilations. Modest class sizing ensures that you will not get "lost in the crowd". We offer the following classes scheduled at your convenience: American Heart Association BLS CPR/AED (Formerly "Healthcare Provider"), this course is specifically minded for the Healthcare Professional. American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED, this course is geared for individuals wanting to be CPR/AED certified for their personal knowledge, or a job. American Heart Association First Aid, this course is designed for an individual with little to no medical training. Other courses include: American Heart Association Bloodborne Pathogens, Pediatric First Aid / CPR, and First Aid / CPR. In addition, we offer a youth babysitting / CPR course geared for youths aged 10-15. I was 13 years old the very first time I had witnessed "Bystander" CPR. A tragic event happened on a beautiful, summer afternoon while enjoying the day at my father's company picnic in a local park. A frantic child approached our group asking for help. His friend went under the water, and did not resurface. As luck would have it, one of the people at the picnic that day was a SCUBA diver, and just happened to have his diving equipment in his vehicle. After the diver retrieved the child from the bottom of the murky water, my parents initiated CPR. They performed CPR until advanced care had arrived and took over. That ONE moment in time shaped my entire life. Throughout the years, I became a Paramedic, a Lifeguard, a Rescue Diver, and a CPR Instructor. I love my work as a CPR instructor. Not only do I live a life of service, CPR is an incredibly important life skill. It's a skill that can ANYONE regardless of income, race, size, or age, can perform.

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How do I become CPR and first aid certified?

You can earn CPR training and receive first aid certification in a number of ways. Choose an online course to learn the materials remotely and then find a testing location to complete the certification process with an in-person demonstration of your knowledge and skills. Encourage your workplace to host a first aid and CPR training so employees can learn what to do in case of a workplace emergency and how to respond with lifesaving techniques. You may also be able to take a CPR or first aid class in your community. A basic CPR training may run four to five hours. After receiving CPR training, you’ll know how to respond if an adult or a child goes into cardiac arrest or stops breathing. You’ll learn how to use chest compressions to keep blood pumping to a person’s organs, which can keep them alive until an emergency responder can arrive. First aid and CPR training can also include education about how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

What is CPR training?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (better known as CPR) is a lifesaving manual technique that pumps oxygenated blood back into the body’s organs if someone’s heart or breathing has stopped. A variety of CPR training is available to community members, employees and healthcare providers. CPR training may last two to five hours or more, depending on the content and the target audience. During the training, students will learn how to recognize and respond to an emergency situation. There are different CPR techniques for adults and children, but with both you will learn how to determine whether the person is conscious before administering chest compression. During the training you’ll learn chest compression techniques for adults and different techniques for children between the ages of 1 and 8. Students learn how to properly administer chest compressions, when the technique is appropriate and when it is not, and how long you must perform rescue measures. Students also learn what an automatic external defibrillator (AED) is and how to use it if necessary to shock a patient before administering CPR chest compressions.

What is first aid training?

With first aid training, you may be able to help save a life. First aid training can teach people who are not medical professionals how to help a sick or injured person in crisis before an ambulance arrives on the scene. Most commonly, first aid training helps teach you how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

First aid training can teach you how to respond in a variety of emergency situations, including:

  • Asthma attack
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head or back injury
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

First aid training classes may be offered by professionals who are affiliated with the Red Cross, which offers online, in-person, and blended training classes. First aid classes are also often offered through local recreation centers, city services, schools, hospitals and private companies.  

What can you do with a first aid certificate?

People with a first aid certificate are trained to respond quickly and appropriately in life-threatening situations. Although a first aid certificate alone isn’t enough to secure a job, it can make you more attractive to certain types of potential employers. When you have a first aid certificate, you’ve proved that you know how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and handle emergency situations like choking, heavy bleeding, a heart attack or stroke, or anaphylaxis. Most parents prefer babysitters and lifeguards with first aid certification. Many professionals, especially those who work with children, are required to have first aid training, including teachers, coaches, counselors and therapists, firefighters, and social workers. In addition to adult and pediatric first aid plus CPR and AED courses, you can take first aid training specifically designed for babysitting and child care, for health care settings, and for swimming and water safety situations..

How do you get your first aid certificate?

To get your first aid certificate, you must take a first aid training course designed for certification. Certified training professionals offer courses to employers, schools or other groups. For an in-person training, you may go to a training location such as a Red Cross classroom, or a professional first aid and CPR trainer can come to you or your office. Most first aid training courses take three to five hours or more, which prepares you to take the first aid certification test. To boost your chances, you can take online practice tests or review study guides. Once you pass the first aid exam, an official digital certificate is emailed to you. You can also have a wallet card or printed certificate sent to you.

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