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CPR and First Aid Training in Atlanta

CPR (CardioPulmonary Resuscitation) Class was traditionally taught in an instructor-led classroom setting for many science filled hours.

Now, Blended eLearning classes with hands on Skills Session are taking the lead in CPR training with a shorter time. CPR, a well known life-saving technique, is best given within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest.

CPR involves chest compression and mouth to mouth resuscitation. CPR keeps the heart working, thereby, increasing the victim’s chance of surviving.

CPR and First aid classes are typically taught to the community and it’s workers. Police officers, child care workers, teachers, firefighters, are some of the people who need certification as a job requirement.

Atlanta CPR Everyday offers CPR and First Aid training in Atlanta, Ga. to thousands of people each and every day of the year.

Types of CPR Training Classes

CPR is also called BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider. BLS Providers training is CPR for medically trained professionals.

Healthcare professionals who respond to medical emergencies and provide Basic Life Support and / or Advanced Life Support to adults. PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) is for children, and infant during an emergency like respiratory arrest, congenital heart problems or choking.

  • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • CPR First Aid AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • BLS Providers (Basic Life Support)
  • ACLS Providers (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • PALS Provider (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

The American Heart Association is the only certifying agency that Atlanta hospitals accept for BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification.

Atlanta CPR provides AHA BLS / ACLS Certification in Atlanta at 9am each and every day of the year.

All disciplines of CPR (CPR First Aid AED, BLS, ACLS, PALS) can be taught in either a traditional CPR classroom setting or blended learning i.e. eLearning (online) with a classroom Skills Session.

 

Discipline Traditional Full Classroom Blended eLearning /Hands on skills Session
CPR 3 – 5 hours 2 – 3 hours combined
CPR First Aid AED 5 – 8 hours 3 – 5 hours combined
BLS (Basic Life Support) 3 – 5 hours 2 – 3 hours combined
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) 12 – 16 hours 6 – 10 hours combined
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support) 12 – 16 hours 6 – 10 hours combined

 

In a traditional BLS CPR classroom, learners are given the opportunity of learning from a Certified Red Cross CPR instructor or an American Heart Association BLS instructor in one sitting, for a set time limit.

BENEFITS of eLearning vs Classroom Traditional Full Classroom eLearning
Complete in the comfort of your own home No Yes
On your own computer

 

No Yes
In your own time

 

No Yes
For busy professionals

 

No Yes

 

Other Types of CPR Training Classes

Traditional classrooms for CPR classes are usually organized by higher learning institutions like universities, colleges, hospitals, vocational institutes, community schools, at the Red Cross, also at independent AHA Training site.

Atlanta CPR Everyday, a local AHA Training site in Buckhead. Students have the opportunity to have face-to-face, hands on skills session with AHA BLS / ACLS instructors.

Certifying Agency American Heart Association American Red Cross
Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR and AED YES YES
BLS - Basic Life Support YES YES
ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support YES YES
PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support YES YES

 

Traditional CPR Class

A traditional CPR class gives the students the chance to having hands on in a classroom setting.

Medically trained CPR instructors show students how to properly perform chest compressions and give respiration to our CPR manikins.

All BLS training equipment is state of the art and up to date.

Traditional CPR classroom enables instructors to physically demonstrate how CPR is administered.

Students are able to take notes, these notes are useful for reference purposes and come in handy through out the hands on skills session.

Traditional classrooms have a wide range of developed study programs which facilitates easy comprehension by the students who hope to get their BLS Certification.

Traditional classrooms permits relevant corrections by the AHA BLS instructors and leaves an avenue for rapid improvements.

Students learn quickly in traditional classrooms as it is an active medium of retaining knowledge.it also helps students interact with other individuals of similar learning interest and skill set.

Which in turn motivates the students and accelerates the learning process in a CPR classroom.

Blended Learning

The HeartCode® BLS and

HeartCode® ACLS eLearning permits busy healthcare professionals like you to learn in the comfort of your own home, on your own computer, in your own time.

ELearning is often up to date relevant digital material on BLS training and ACLS training which is delivered in the form of video, audio, and some printable text material in the eLearning course.

These materials can be found online on the American Heart Association website.

For a BLS certification, the total e-Learning process usually takes 1 to 3 hours to complete. The ACLS certification anywhere from 6 – 10 hours for ACLS certification for most learners to complete the eLearning.

Consequently, learners would have to be skills tested in order to obtain his/her level of competency before certification is issued by your Atlanta CPR instructor.

Moreover, an online platform gives the learners infinite access to a wide range of information and data that induces learning.

The two learning processes are similar in some areas and different in some other areas with their pros and cons embedded in them. The following shed more light on these.

Similarities Between the Two Learning Processes

  •   Both the traditional classroom and blended learning processes allow students to have access to all course materials relevant to learning CPR.
  • Traditional classrooms give room for interaction where students ask the instructor leading the class questions and receive appropriate answers to those questions while in class.
  • An instructor is also available via email, and / or text message.  Most students just call Atlanta CPR Everyday at 404-956-4003 to get quick help with the eLearning

 

Differences Between the Two Learning Processes

Students cannot assess the eLearning without internet access. ELearning student can contact their instructors via email or text messaging.  Students in the traditional classroom course, also have contact with their instructors via email or text messaging.

Online eLearning classes have to attend a hands on Skills Session in-person / face to face with a certified AHA BLS instructor room to students to learn at their own pace and convenience, learners can stay in their room and acquire skills in BLS certification, however, the traditional class leaves no room for this

In conclusion, whether you choose the traditional classrooms or Blended eLearning and Skills session, enjoy the benefits. The best part of the class is the look on peoples faces, when they hold up their CPR certification cards

  • Both work well for CPR certification.
  • Both are suitable for healthcare professionals, and students.
  •  eLearning affords you convenience, flexibility and easy access.
  • Check the Class Schedule on our website for space availability
  • Atlanta CPR Classes 1874 Piedmont RD NE BLDG C Suite 355-C Atlanta Ga. 30324 has BLS, ACLS, and First Aid CPR AED  classes every day of the year.

 

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CPR and First Aid Training in Atlanta

CPR (CardioPulmonary Resuscitation) Class was traditionally taught in an instructor-led classroom setting for many science filled hours.

Now, Blended eLearning classes with hands on Skills Session are taking the lead in CPR training with a shorter time. CPR, a well known life-saving technique, is best given within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest.

CPR involves chest compression and mouth to mouth resuscitation. CPR keeps the heart working, thereby, increasing the victim’s chance of surviving.

CPR and First aid classes are typically taught to the community and it’s workers. Police officers, child care workers, teachers, firefighters, are some of the people who need certification as a job requirement.

Atlanta CPR Everyday offers CPR and First Aid training in Atlanta, Ga. to thousands of people each and every day of the year.

Types of CPR Training Classes

CPR is also called BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider. BLS Providers training is CPR for medically trained professionals.

Healthcare professionals who respond to medical emergencies and provide Basic Life Support and / or Advanced Life Support to adults. PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) is for children, and infant during an emergency like respiratory arrest, congenital heart problems or choking.

  • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • CPR First Aid AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • BLS Providers (Basic Life Support)
  • ACLS Providers (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • PALS Provider (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

The American Heart Association is the only certifying agency that Atlanta hospitals accept for BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification.

Atlanta CPR provides AHA BLS / ACLS Certification in Atlanta at 9am each and every day of the year.

All disciplines of CPR (CPR First Aid AED, BLS, ACLS, PALS) can be taught in either a traditional CPR classroom setting or blended learning i.e. eLearning (online) with a classroom Skills Session.

 

Discipline Traditional Full Classroom Blended eLearning /Hands on skills Session
CPR 3 – 5 hours 2 – 3 hours combined
CPR First Aid AED 5 – 8 hours 3 – 5 hours combined
BLS (Basic Life Support) 3 – 5 hours 2 – 3 hours combined
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) 12 – 16 hours 6 – 10 hours combined
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support) 12 – 16 hours 6 – 10 hours combined

 

In a traditional BLS CPR classroom, learners are given the opportunity of learning from a Certified Red Cross CPR instructor or an American Heart Association BLS instructor in one sitting, for a set time limit.

BENEFITS of eLearning vs Classroom Traditional Full Classroom eLearning
Complete in the comfort of your own home No Yes
On your own computer

 

No Yes
In your own time

 

No Yes
For busy professionals

 

No Yes

 

Other Types of CPR Training Classes

Traditional classrooms for CPR classes are usually organized by higher learning institutions like universities, colleges, hospitals, vocational institutes, community schools, at the Red Cross, also at independent AHA Training site.

Atlanta CPR Everyday, a local AHA Training site in Buckhead. Students have the opportunity to have face-to-face, hands on skills session with AHA BLS / ACLS instructors.

Certifying Agency American Heart Association American Red Cross
Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR and AED YES YES
BLS - Basic Life Support YES YES
ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support YES YES
PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support YES YES

 

Traditional CPR Class

A traditional CPR class gives the students the chance to having hands on in a classroom setting.

Medically trained CPR instructors show students how to properly perform chest compressions and give respiration to our CPR manikins.

All BLS training equipment is state of the art and up to date.

Traditional CPR classroom enables instructors to physically demonstrate how CPR is administered.

Students are able to take notes, these notes are useful for reference purposes and come in handy through out the hands on skills session.

Traditional classrooms have a wide range of developed study programs which facilitates easy comprehension by the students who hope to get their BLS Certification.

Traditional classrooms permits relevant corrections by the AHA BLS instructors and leaves an avenue for rapid improvements.

Students learn quickly in traditional classrooms as it is an active medium of retaining knowledge.it also helps students interact with other individuals of similar learning interest and skill set.

Which in turn motivates the students and accelerates the learning process in a CPR classroom.

Blended Learning

The HeartCode® BLS and

HeartCode® ACLS eLearning permits busy healthcare professionals like you to learn in the comfort of your own home, on your own computer, in your own time.

ELearning is often up to date relevant digital material on BLS training and ACLS training which is delivered in the form of video, audio, and some printable text material in the eLearning course.

These materials can be found online on the American Heart Association website.

For a BLS certification, the total e-Learning process usually takes 1 to 3 hours to complete. The ACLS certification anywhere from 6 – 10 hours for ACLS certification for most learners to complete the eLearning.

Consequently, learners would have to be skills tested in order to obtain his/her level of competency before certification is issued by your Atlanta CPR instructor.

Moreover, an online platform gives the learners infinite access to a wide range of information and data that induces learning.

The two learning processes are similar in some areas and different in some other areas with their pros and cons embedded in them. The following shed more light on these.

Similarities Between the Two Learning Processes

  •   Both the traditional classroom and blended learning processes allow students to have access to all course materials relevant to learning CPR.
  • Traditional classrooms give room for interaction where students ask the instructor leading the class questions and receive appropriate answers to those questions while in class.
  • An instructor is also available via email, and / or text message.  Most students just call Atlanta CPR Everyday at 404-956-4003 to get quick help with the eLearning

 

Differences Between the Two Learning Processes

Students cannot assess the eLearning without internet access. ELearning student can contact their instructors via email or text messaging.  Students in the traditional classroom course, also have contact with their instructors via email or text messaging.

Online eLearning classes have to attend a hands on Skills Session in-person / face to face with a certified AHA BLS instructor room to students to learn at their own pace and convenience, learners can stay in their room and acquire skills in BLS certification, however, the traditional class leaves no room for this

In conclusion, whether you choose the traditional classrooms or Blended eLearning and Skills session, enjoy the benefits. The best part of the class is the look on peoples faces, when they hold up their CPR certification cards

  • Both work well for CPR certification.
  • Both are suitable for healthcare professionals, and students.
  •  eLearning affords you convenience, flexibility and easy access.
  • Check the Class Schedule on our website for space availability
  • Atlanta CPR Classes 1874 Piedmont RD NE BLDG C Suite 355-C Atlanta Ga. 30324 has BLS, ACLS, and First Aid CPR AED  classes every day of the year.

 

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AHA CPR Classes Aren't Just For Professionals

The mission of the American Heart Association is to reduce the number of deaths that are caused by stroke and cardiovascular disease, and one of the best ways to meet this goal is to train people the proper CPR steps so that they may be able to save someone who is in cardiac arrest. As a result, the agency offers a range of CPR classes for both medical professionals and the general public.

Did you know that as many as half of million Americans will suffer from cardiac arrest this year? Unfortunately, the majority of these people will die before they get to the hospital.

Studies have shown that if more people were correctly trained in CPR, these numbers could be reduced by half or more. Statistics have also shown that 70% of the general population would more than likely not to try to assist a person suffering from cardiac arrest because they have not been educated on how to properly use CPR techniques. These are very sobering statistics, and the American Heart Association wants more people to embrace its motto of 'Learn and Live.'

The Importance Of Taking American Heart Association CPR Classes

  • By taking these classes, you will have the necessary knowledge and training to save someone's life. In fact, many schools and workplaces now require all employees to have valid CPR certification.
  • Most of the people who take these courses have an occupation that requires them to have CPR training such as first responders.
  • The CPR classes help teach students how to save the lives of adults, children, and infants. Without this type of training, people are not able to help and ultimately lives are lost.
  • Every year, more than 12 million people around the country take AHA CPR classes, and this makes the organization the most reputable organization in the country for CPR training and certification.

CPR Certification Courses For Medical/Healthcare Providers

The Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR class is designed for healthcare professionals who may need emergency response skills such as CPR for their job requirements. The BLS certification class for healthcare professionals generally takes between 4 and 5 hours to complete. Participants have to pass their exams in order to get their certification.

Basic Life Support is emergency medical care that is given to a patient so that their vital signs can remain stable until they can receive care at a medical facility.

This training prepares participants by teaching them the skills they need to support someone suffering from the following medical emergencies outside of a healthcare setting:

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Choking
  • Drowning

The three factors that participants of the class learn how to manage are: airway, breathing, and circulation, often referred to as the ABCs. This certification is valid for two years.

The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) class is a more advanced BLS class. In order to take this class, you must first obtain BLS certification. This course builds upon the knowledge and training you learned in the BLS class and incorporates such skills such as communication, team dynamics, pharmacology, and airway management. Some of the jobs that require ACLS training are:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Paramedics
  • EMTs
  • Medical Technicians

The ACLS certification provided by the American Heart Association is the only certification that is universally accepted by employers. If you are taking the class for the first time, expect it to last between 9 and 12 hours. However, when you need to renew the certification, classes are no longer than 6 hours.

The certification card is valid for two years, and it is important to renew your certification before it expires.

CPR Courses Without Certification

These courses are designed for anyone outside of the healthcare industry who want to learn CPR so they can learn how to help save the life of an infant, child or adult. The Family and Friends CPR course teaches participants how to save the life of a child or infant with rescue breaths.

The course also teaches:

Adults Hands-Only CPR
How to properly use an AED
Choking relief for an adult, child or infant

The American Heart Association utilizes a technique known as 'practice while watching'. The organization believes that this technique helps participants retain more information by enhancing their learning experience.

Another certification free CPR class offered by the American Heart Association is the Family and Friends CPR Anytime course. This course allows participants to learn CPR in their home in less than 30 minutes.

The kit contains everything necessary to learn basic AED and CPR skills. It even includes a manikin that is inflatable as well as a DVD that teaches each skill. Although participants do not receive certification, they are taught the basic skills necessary to save a life.

CPR Courses For Non-Healthcare Providers

Red Cross Adult and Pediatric learning courses are intended for anyone with limited or no medical training. This list covers most types seeking a course completion in first aid, CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

  • Physical fitness trainers
  • Child Care Workers Teachers
  • Teachers
  • Security Guards
  • Hotel housekeepers
  • School personnel
  • Tattoo artists

 

There are two classroom-based courses that are available for non-healthcare providers.

The Red Cross Adult CPR AED trains participants to be proficient in AED as well as CPR. So, if you need to get your CPR training for school or work, this is the best course for you to take.

In addition, there is a Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course. This is the same course as the one previously mentioned. However, the only difference is that it includes additional modules for managing and responding to a first aid emergency.

The American Heart Association and The American Red Cross offers CPR classes in every state. You can search online by using your zip code to find the classes that are near you.

The American Heart Association is truly making a difference, and by more people enrolling in CPR classes, the more lives that will be saved.

 

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AHA CPR Classes Aren't Just For Professionals

The mission of the American Heart Association is to reduce the number of deaths that are caused by stroke and cardiovascular disease, and one of the best ways to meet this goal is to train people the proper CPR steps so that they may be able to save someone who is in cardiac arrest. As a result, the agency offers a range of CPR classes for both medical professionals and the general public.

Did you know that as many as half of million Americans will suffer from cardiac arrest this year? Unfortunately, the majority of these people will die before they get to the hospital.

Studies have shown that if more people were correctly trained in CPR, these numbers could be reduced by half or more. Statistics have also shown that 70% of the general population would more than likely not to try to assist a person suffering from cardiac arrest because they have not been educated on how to properly use CPR techniques. These are very sobering statistics, and the American Heart Association wants more people to embrace its motto of 'Learn and Live.'

The Importance Of Taking American Heart Association CPR Classes

  • By taking these classes, you will have the necessary knowledge and training to save someone's life. In fact, many schools and workplaces now require all employees to have valid CPR certification.
  • Most of the people who take these courses have an occupation that requires them to have CPR training such as first responders.
  • The CPR classes help teach students how to save the lives of adults, children, and infants. Without this type of training, people are not able to help and ultimately lives are lost.
  • Every year, more than 12 million people around the country take AHA CPR classes, and this makes the organization the most reputable organization in the country for CPR training and certification.

CPR Certification Courses For Medical/Healthcare Providers

The Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR class is designed for healthcare professionals who may need emergency response skills such as CPR for their job requirements. The BLS certification class for healthcare professionals generally takes between 4 and 5 hours to complete. Participants have to pass their exams in order to get their certification.

Basic Life Support is emergency medical care that is given to a patient so that their vital signs can remain stable until they can receive care at a medical facility.

This training prepares participants by teaching them the skills they need to support someone suffering from the following medical emergencies outside of a healthcare setting:

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Choking
  • Drowning

The three factors that participants of the class learn how to manage are: airway, breathing, and circulation, often referred to as the ABCs. This certification is valid for two years.

The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) class is a more advanced BLS class. In order to take this class, you must first obtain BLS certification. This course builds upon the knowledge and training you learned in the BLS class and incorporates such skills such as communication, team dynamics, pharmacology, and airway management. Some of the jobs that require ACLS training are:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Paramedics
  • EMTs
  • Medical Technicians

The ACLS certification provided by the American Heart Association is the only certification that is universally accepted by employers. If you are taking the class for the first time, expect it to last between 9 and 12 hours. However, when you need to renew the certification, classes are no longer than 6 hours.

The certification card is valid for two years, and it is important to renew your certification before it expires.

CPR Courses Without Certification

These courses are designed for anyone outside of the healthcare industry who want to learn CPR so they can learn how to help save the life of an infant, child or adult. The Family and Friends CPR course teaches participants how to save the life of a child or infant with rescue breaths.

The course also teaches:

Adults Hands-Only CPR
How to properly use an AED
Choking relief for an adult, child or infant

The American Heart Association utilizes a technique known as 'practice while watching'. The organization believes that this technique helps participants retain more information by enhancing their learning experience.

Another certification free CPR class offered by the American Heart Association is the Family and Friends CPR Anytime course. This course allows participants to learn CPR in their home in less than 30 minutes.

The kit contains everything necessary to learn basic AED and CPR skills. It even includes a manikin that is inflatable as well as a DVD that teaches each skill. Although participants do not receive certification, they are taught the basic skills necessary to save a life.

CPR Courses For Non-Healthcare Providers

Red Cross Adult and Pediatric learning courses are intended for anyone with limited or no medical training. This list covers most types seeking a course completion in first aid, CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

  • Physical fitness trainers
  • Child Care Workers Teachers
  • Teachers
  • Security Guards
  • Hotel housekeepers
  • School personnel
  • Tattoo artists

 

There are two classroom-based courses that are available for non-healthcare providers.

The Red Cross Adult CPR AED trains participants to be proficient in AED as well as CPR. So, if you need to get your CPR training for school or work, this is the best course for you to take.

In addition, there is a Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course. This is the same course as the one previously mentioned. However, the only difference is that it includes additional modules for managing and responding to a first aid emergency.

The American Heart Association and The American Red Cross offers CPR classes in every state. You can search online by using your zip code to find the classes that are near you.

The American Heart Association is truly making a difference, and by more people enrolling in CPR classes, the more lives that will be saved.

 

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The Heart Block Story is how many, many, people have remembered how to recognize the four heart blocks after ACLS Class. Here we go....

Normal Sinus Rhythm. The wife (P wave) waits at home for the husband (QRS). yeah and The husband (QRS) comes home on time every night.

 

1st Degree AV Block. The wife (P wave) is waiting at home. And The husband (QRS) comes home late every night, but he always comes home though and it’s at the same time every night.

 

2nd Degree Block Type one (Wenckebach). The wife (P wave) is waiting at home. The husband (QRS) comes home later and later every night until one night he doesn't come at all. Note. husband (QRS) must come home at least 2 nights in a row to see this pattern

 

Okay 2nd degree AV block type two. The wife (P wave) is waiting at home. Sometimes the husband (QRS) comes home, sometimes he doesn't., When he does come home, it’s always at the same time. Okay Note. this is usually more serious than type I (Wenckebach) and will sometimes require counseling (pacing).

 

The 3rd degree AV block. Wife (P wave) is no longer waiting at home. She and her husband (QRS) are now both on separate schedules and have no relationship and they are no longer talking. Each spouse has a regular, individual schedule. Note. this frequently requires counseling in the form of a temporary or permanent pacer.

 

Atlanta CPR and First Aid is headquartered at:
1874 Piedmont Road NE Building C Suite 355-C
Atlanta, Ga. 30324
Phone: 404-956-4003

We are both, an American Heart Association Training Site*, and

Proud Provider of American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED Training

 

 

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The Heart Block Story is how many, many, people have remembered how to recognize the four heart blocks after ACLS Class. Here we go....

Normal Sinus Rhythm. The wife (P wave) waits at home for the husband (QRS). yeah and The husband (QRS) comes home on time every night.

 

1st Degree AV Block. The wife (P wave) is waiting at home. And The husband (QRS) comes home late every night, but he always comes home though and it’s at the same time every night.

 

2nd Degree Block Type one (Wenckebach). The wife (P wave) is waiting at home. The husband (QRS) comes home later and later every night until one night he doesn't come at all. Note. husband (QRS) must come home at least 2 nights in a row to see this pattern

 

Okay 2nd degree AV block type two. The wife (P wave) is waiting at home. Sometimes the husband (QRS) comes home, sometimes he doesn't., When he does come home, it’s always at the same time. Okay Note. this is usually more serious than type I (Wenckebach) and will sometimes require counseling (pacing).

 

The 3rd degree AV block. Wife (P wave) is no longer waiting at home. She and her husband (QRS) are now both on separate schedules and have no relationship and they are no longer talking. Each spouse has a regular, individual schedule. Note. this frequently requires counseling in the form of a temporary or permanent pacer.

 

Atlanta CPR and First Aid is headquartered at:
1874 Piedmont Road NE Building C Suite 355-C
Atlanta, Ga. 30324
Phone: 404-956-4003

We are both, an American Heart Association Training Site*, and

Proud Provider of American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED Training

 

 

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eLearning Course: Interim Guidance on Resuscitation of COVID-19 Patients is available on ]]> Don’t Take Any/ Another CPR Training Class Before Reading This https://atlantacpr.net/cpr/dont-take-any-another-cpr-training-class-before-reading-this/ Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:23:34 +0000 https://atlantacpr.net/?p=1218 Identifying that CPR training is a very important life-saving skill you should have is a great choice. However, that does not mean diving into the classes head on.

Before you step into the first class at all – or even register for one – here are a couple of things you have to know.

Choosing the right class level

Depending on why you want to learn Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the first place, there are different class levels to consider. While there are some restriction to learning them all, it would be great to start with one that really pertains to what you need to make the best impact.

The various class levels to pick from are:

  • Adult CPR – This Red Cross course covers Adults of about twelve years old to full-blown adults. This is the ideal class for Personal Trainers, , hotel housekeeping, Gym employees, and those tasked with caring for the elderly. For those who have access to a defibrillator as well, you should make sure to let your instructor know so they can teach you about your specific AED Automated External Defibrillator. The entire class should take less than 2 hours and 5 minutes for the whole Blended Learning and Hands on Skills Session.
  • Pediatric and Adult First Aid CPR AED– This Red Cross course covers when you deal with infants 0 days old – 1 years old and children of ages 1year old up to 12 twelve years (girls with budding breasts, and boys with facial and body hair are considered adults), Adults are12 years old and up, this is the class you should go for. This course is perfect for:
  • Physical fitness trainers
  • School Teachers, Child Care Workers , Nannies
  • Security Guards
  • School personnel
  • Tattoo artists
  • Maintenance workers
  • Police and Firefighters
  • Camp Counselors
  • other individuals who want or need first-aid training

 

*The administration of CPR to adults is way different to the approach for infants and children so you should be properly trained to help when need be.*

Basic Life Support – This class teaches medically trained personnel the basic life support for healthcare providers, so the classes are a little more in-depth than the ones above. An American Heart Association BLS Card is required for everyone working in, on, or around a medical team. The American Heart Association BLS (CPR) for Healthcare Provider is intended for:

Healthcare professionals, certified or noncertified, licensed or non-licensed, including:

  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians, Physicians Assistants
  • Nursing students, Medical students
  • Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants
  • Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Respiratory, Physical, and Occupational Therapists
  • Residents or Fellows
  • Nurse Aides, and other Allied Health Personnel

 

What does the BLS course teach?

  • High-quality CPR for infants, children, and Adults
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device and a bag valve mask when needed
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support – This AHA class teaches the Advanced Cardiac Life Support for healthcare providers, so the classes are much more involved than the BLS course. This is required for everyone working in an advanced medical capacity –

WHO NEEDS THE ACLS CERTIFICATION?

The American Heart Association's HeartCode ACLS Course is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of an adult patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:  

  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians, Physician's assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Nursing students, Medical Students
  • Paramedics, EMT's
  • Pharmacists
  • Staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments 

The class will take into consideration all Medications, Advanced CPR techniques and other Advanced procedures.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support – PALS for healthcare providers is for those who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units

  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians, Physician's assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Nursing students, Medical Students
  • Paramedics, EMT's
  • Pharmacists

What does this course teach?

The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants, and children, resulting in better outcomes. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the multiple-choice exam with a minimum score of 84%. Topics include:

  • High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR
  • Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure
  • Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Post–cardiac arrest management

These are so really high tech events. PALS is not for everyone, these are truly special people.

 

 

Choosing the right instructor

Your certification is important, no doubt, but not as important as the skill itself. That is why we recommend not only chasing the certificate but the proper knowledge too. That will only be possible if you learn from truly professional, certified, seasoned AHA, ARC Instructors. Our Instructors have varied backgrounds  (Nurses, physicians, EMT’s, and Paramedics in multi faceted emergency care settings.

No matter which level of CPR certification you aim to attain, the instructors at Atlanta CPR are up to the task. Having been doing this in the same spot for about a decade, and receiving a honors from the American Heart Association American Red Cross too, we comply with the current CPR training standards to ensure you’re capable to teaching these life-saving techniques perfectly whenever called upon.

 

Asking the right questions

Before putting your money and time into any CPR training program, you really want to know if it meets your expectations. Here, we expect you to ask questions on the lines of:

  1. Are you AHA / ARC Certified? If so, how long?

           We have instructors that have been certified and teaching for well over 25

  1. Passing The Test – Since there’s a certificate involved for BLS, ACLS, PALS, a test is mandatory for AHA Certification Classes. Likewise, you want to know what to do in case you don’t pass the first time. It’s a multiple choice test. You actually get multiple attempt to pass, until you pass. Just take your time.
  2. Hands on Skill Session – The practical Hands on Skills Session has to be performed with a Certified AHA / ARC Certified instructor.
  3. How good are your instructors– Afterall, no one can give what they don’t have. If the instructors are not certified, or not trained by the AHA, ARC, or ASHI themselves, that’s your cue to bail.
  4. How often do you hold class? We hold classes Everyday at Atlanta CPR.
  5. When do I get my Card? Immediately after you complete the Hands on Skills Session.
  6. What if I don’t feel confident after class. Do not worry about that, “Our Confidence will give you Competence”
  7. Equipment – All CPR, ACLS, and PALS require specific equipment. At Atlanta CPR we utilize the most up-to-date manikins, and patient monitoring equipment.
  8. Brayden Pro - is our main Manikin
  9. Little Anne – is also a QCPR Manikin. That men thatvyou can download the QCPR App from the Appstore / Playstore. Open you QCPR Learner app, and push your manikins chest. All of our manikins are interactive.
  10. What about the infant manikins? – Once again, we are at the pinnacle of technology. We utilize Brayden Baby. If you thought Brayden Pro was great, wait until you try out Brayden Baby. You have to experience our new babies to know.
  11. Patient Monitoring System- we utilize the most advanced tech! Dart Sim is by far the most advanced, easiest, sexiest patient monitoring system available.

 

  1. Can I come back for a refresher class, after my initial class. Yes, Atlanta CPR Everyday we encourage students to stop on by, if you’re in the neighborhood. And ironically, we have many, many students pop in and help with the classes, grab a snack, and to spruce up on a few skills.

 

In closing… We know this was a lot to read. But, lifesavers study hard, so we can easily save a lives.

 

Atlanta CPR and First Aid is headquartered at:
1874 Piedmont Road NE Building C Suite 355-C

Atlanta, Ga. 30324
Phone: 404-956-4003

We are both, an American Heart Association Training Site*, and

Proud Provider of American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED Training

All Atlanta CPR Instructors are fully credentialed American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, Heartsaver Instructors

The following article Don’t Take Any/ Another CPR Training Class Before Reading This is republished from ]]> Identifying that CPR training is a very important life-saving skill you should have is a great choice. However, that does not mean diving into the classes head on.

Before you step into the first class at all – or even register for one – here are a couple of things you have to know.

Choosing the right class level

Depending on why you want to learn Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the first place, there are different class levels to consider. While there are some restriction to learning them all, it would be great to start with one that really pertains to what you need to make the best impact.

The various class levels to pick from are:

  • Adult CPR – This Red Cross course covers Adults of about twelve years old to full-blown adults. This is the ideal class for Personal Trainers, , hotel housekeeping, Gym employees, and those tasked with caring for the elderly. For those who have access to a defibrillator as well, you should make sure to let your instructor know so they can teach you about your specific AED Automated External Defibrillator. The entire class should take less than 2 hours and 5 minutes for the whole Blended Learning and Hands on Skills Session.
  • Pediatric and Adult First Aid CPR AED– This Red Cross course covers when you deal with infants 0 days old – 1 years old and children of ages 1year old up to 12 twelve years (girls with budding breasts, and boys with facial and body hair are considered adults), Adults are12 years old and up, this is the class you should go for. This course is perfect for:
  • Physical fitness trainers
  • School Teachers, Child Care Workers , Nannies
  • Security Guards
  • School personnel
  • Tattoo artists
  • Maintenance workers
  • Police and Firefighters
  • Camp Counselors
  • other individuals who want or need first-aid training

 

*The administration of CPR to adults is way different to the approach for infants and children so you should be properly trained to help when need be.*

Basic Life Support – This class teaches medically trained personnel the basic life support for healthcare providers, so the classes are a little more in-depth than the ones above. An American Heart Association BLS Card is required for everyone working in, on, or around a medical team. The American Heart Association BLS (CPR) for Healthcare Provider is intended for:

Healthcare professionals, certified or noncertified, licensed or non-licensed, including:

  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians, Physicians Assistants
  • Nursing students, Medical students
  • Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants
  • Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Respiratory, Physical, and Occupational Therapists
  • Residents or Fellows
  • Nurse Aides, and other Allied Health Personnel

 

What does the BLS course teach?

  • High-quality CPR for infants, children, and Adults
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device and a bag valve mask when needed
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support – This AHA class teaches the Advanced Cardiac Life Support for healthcare providers, so the classes are much more involved than the BLS course. This is required for everyone working in an advanced medical capacity –

WHO NEEDS THE ACLS CERTIFICATION?

The American Heart Association's HeartCode ACLS Course is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of an adult patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:  

  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians, Physician's assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Nursing students, Medical Students
  • Paramedics, EMT's
  • Pharmacists
  • Staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments 

The class will take into consideration all Medications, Advanced CPR techniques and other Advanced procedures.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support – PALS for healthcare providers is for those who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units

  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians, Physician's assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Nursing students, Medical Students
  • Paramedics, EMT's
  • Pharmacists

What does this course teach?

The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants, and children, resulting in better outcomes. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the multiple-choice exam with a minimum score of 84%. Topics include:

  • High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR
  • Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure
  • Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Post–cardiac arrest management

These are so really high tech events. PALS is not for everyone, these are truly special people.

 

 

Choosing the right instructor

Your certification is important, no doubt, but not as important as the skill itself. That is why we recommend not only chasing the certificate but the proper knowledge too. That will only be possible if you learn from truly professional, certified, seasoned AHA, ARC Instructors. Our Instructors have varied backgrounds  (Nurses, physicians, EMT’s, and Paramedics in multi faceted emergency care settings.

No matter which level of CPR certification you aim to attain, the instructors at Atlanta CPR are up to the task. Having been doing this in the same spot for about a decade, and receiving a honors from the American Heart Association American Red Cross too, we comply with the current CPR training standards to ensure you’re capable to teaching these life-saving techniques perfectly whenever called upon.

 

Asking the right questions

Before putting your money and time into any CPR training program, you really want to know if it meets your expectations. Here, we expect you to ask questions on the lines of:

  1. Are you AHA / ARC Certified? If so, how long?

           We have instructors that have been certified and teaching for well over 25

  1. Passing The Test – Since there’s a certificate involved for BLS, ACLS, PALS, a test is mandatory for AHA Certification Classes. Likewise, you want to know what to do in case you don’t pass the first time. It’s a multiple choice test. You actually get multiple attempt to pass, until you pass. Just take your time.
  2. Hands on Skill Session – The practical Hands on Skills Session has to be performed with a Certified AHA / ARC Certified instructor.
  3. How good are your instructors– Afterall, no one can give what they don’t have. If the instructors are not certified, or not trained by the AHA, ARC, or ASHI themselves, that’s your cue to bail.
  4. How often do you hold class? We hold classes Everyday at Atlanta CPR.
  5. When do I get my Card? Immediately after you complete the Hands on Skills Session.
  6. What if I don’t feel confident after class. Do not worry about that, “Our Confidence will give you Competence”
  7. Equipment – All CPR, ACLS, and PALS require specific equipment. At Atlanta CPR we utilize the most up-to-date manikins, and patient monitoring equipment.
  8. Brayden Pro - is our main Manikin
  9. Little Anne – is also a QCPR Manikin. That men thatvyou can download the QCPR App from the Appstore / Playstore. Open you QCPR Learner app, and push your manikins chest. All of our manikins are interactive.
  10. What about the infant manikins? – Once again, we are at the pinnacle of technology. We utilize Brayden Baby. If you thought Brayden Pro was great, wait until you try out Brayden Baby. You have to experience our new babies to know.
  11. Patient Monitoring System- we utilize the most advanced tech! Dart Sim is by far the most advanced, easiest, sexiest patient monitoring system available.

 

  1. Can I come back for a refresher class, after my initial class. Yes, Atlanta CPR Everyday we encourage students to stop on by, if you’re in the neighborhood. And ironically, we have many, many students pop in and help with the classes, grab a snack, and to spruce up on a few skills.

 

In closing… We know this was a lot to read. But, lifesavers study hard, so we can easily save a lives.

 

Atlanta CPR and First Aid is headquartered at:
1874 Piedmont Road NE Building C Suite 355-C

Atlanta, Ga. 30324
Phone: 404-956-4003

We are both, an American Heart Association Training Site*, and

Proud Provider of American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED Training

All Atlanta CPR Instructors are fully credentialed American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, Heartsaver Instructors

The following article Don’t Take Any/ Another CPR Training Class Before Reading This is republished from ]]>