Atlanta CPR Training & Certification - Feed https://atlantacpr.net 1 Hour BLS Class Everyday Mon, 28 Sep 2020 23:29:24 +0000 en-US Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Totally Learn CPR https://atlantacpr.net/cpr/top-5-reasons-why-you-should-totally-learn-cpr/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:55:55 +0000 https://atlantacpr.net/?p=1205 When many people hear about CPR Certification, it sounds like something that can only be learned in medical school. To others, it is one of the intricacies of the healthcare system which should be left to those who are in that field.

Personally, we don’t believe any of that to be true. In fact, here are some cool reasons why you should consider learning CPR, and actually go for it too.

 

1 Be the Solution

There is a popular saying that goes ‘If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.’ Unfortunately, the latter is true for some 97% of the entire US population. Afterall, only about 3% of the entire heads in the country have received CPR training – according to the EMS1.

That means many people would not know what to do in the event of a cardiac arrest, and that would lead to more deaths than should have been.

Speaking of deaths…

 

2 You become a lifesaver

The American Heart Association records that the US sees more than 350,000 cases of cardiac arrests occurring outside of the hospitals on a yearly basis. That is not the scary part, but that 88% of these cases lead to death.

We understand that cardiac arrests can sometimes be irreversibly fatal, but they are not always so. Should CPR-certified personnel be around at any of those times, many of these cardiac arrest-related deaths would have been avoided.

 

3 It is not rocket science

We can not even lie – doctors and nurses are some of the smartest people on the planet. In fact, they are so smart, it can be intimidating. They have ACLS Providers cards. ACLS is Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Guess what, though? You can show them how smart you can be too, when you learn CPR – and you will have no issues learning any of the concepts or administration processes at all.

There are a few levels of CPR Certifications:

  1. CPR- You learn basic life saving skills
  2. First Aid CPR- You learn basic life saving skills and Basic First Aid
  3. BLS – Basic Life Support is CPR for healthcare Providers
  4. ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support is for Advanced healthcare Providers
  5. PALS – Pediatric Advanced Life Support is for Advanced Pediatric healthcare Providers
  6. NALS – Neonatal Advanced Life Support is for Advanced Neonatal healthcare Providers

Thinking you would need a recommendation or prior training from a medical school to properly learn CPR is just wrong thinking. Sign up for a class today and you would find out we are not kidding you.

You may end up doing CPR on a medical team. A medical team consists of six persons: Compressor (does chest compressions), Defibrillator (person who delivers the shock), Airway (gives the breaths with an Ambu Bag), Medications Person (gives the ACLS drugs), Team Leader (usually is a Doctor or Nurse), and a Recorder (writes down the sequence of event during CPR).

 

4 You become smarter too

How do you feel after learning any new thing? Smarter, we believe. That is the same way you would feel as soon as you add CPR to your list of skills.

You now know more than the average person on saving lives in case of a cardiac arrest – or any other related condition. You also become something of a mini-authority on the subject if the discussion ever comes up among your social circle.

 

5 A better resume

You might not know this, but a series of jobs in the non-medical industry are now requiring CPR certification. Even though that might not be on the initial job requirements, it is one of those things hiring managers could look forward to seeing.

Having such on your resume shows that you care about not just yourself, but the lives of everyone else around you. Likewise, you become a better asset to the company since you are considered responsible for not only your personal wellbeing, but instrumental in the wellbeing of everyone else around you at any point in time.

Win-win for you, don’t you think?

 

Wrap Up

Gingered to get your CPR training and BLS Certification too? We’ve got just the right thing for you at Atlanta CPR Everyday. From the daily Basic Life Support BLS (BLS is CPR for healthcare Providers) to ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS is Doctor / Nurse stuff). CPR procedures to executing it right, our classes provide the right atmosphere to help you gain this important life-saving skill.

The blog post Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Totally Learn CPR was originally published to ]]> When many people hear about CPR Certification, it sounds like something that can only be learned in medical school. To others, it is one of the intricacies of the healthcare system which should be left to those who are in that field.

Personally, we don’t believe any of that to be true. In fact, here are some cool reasons why you should consider learning CPR, and actually go for it too.

 

1 Be the Solution

There is a popular saying that goes ‘If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.’ Unfortunately, the latter is true for some 97% of the entire US population. Afterall, only about 3% of the entire heads in the country have received CPR training – according to the EMS1.

That means many people would not know what to do in the event of a cardiac arrest, and that would lead to more deaths than should have been.

Speaking of deaths…

 

2 You become a lifesaver

The American Heart Association records that the US sees more than 350,000 cases of cardiac arrests occurring outside of the hospitals on a yearly basis. That is not the scary part, but that 88% of these cases lead to death.

We understand that cardiac arrests can sometimes be irreversibly fatal, but they are not always so. Should CPR-certified personnel be around at any of those times, many of these cardiac arrest-related deaths would have been avoided.

 

3 It is not rocket science

We can not even lie – doctors and nurses are some of the smartest people on the planet. In fact, they are so smart, it can be intimidating. They have ACLS Providers cards. ACLS is Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Guess what, though? You can show them how smart you can be too, when you learn CPR – and you will have no issues learning any of the concepts or administration processes at all.

There are a few levels of CPR Certifications:

  1. CPR- You learn basic life saving skills
  2. First Aid CPR- You learn basic life saving skills and Basic First Aid
  3. BLS – Basic Life Support is CPR for healthcare Providers
  4. ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support is for Advanced healthcare Providers
  5. PALS – Pediatric Advanced Life Support is for Advanced Pediatric healthcare Providers
  6. NALS – Neonatal Advanced Life Support is for Advanced Neonatal healthcare Providers

Thinking you would need a recommendation or prior training from a medical school to properly learn CPR is just wrong thinking. Sign up for a class today and you would find out we are not kidding you.

You may end up doing CPR on a medical team. A medical team consists of six persons: Compressor (does chest compressions), Defibrillator (person who delivers the shock), Airway (gives the breaths with an Ambu Bag), Medications Person (gives the ACLS drugs), Team Leader (usually is a Doctor or Nurse), and a Recorder (writes down the sequence of event during CPR).

 

4 You become smarter too

How do you feel after learning any new thing? Smarter, we believe. That is the same way you would feel as soon as you add CPR to your list of skills.

You now know more than the average person on saving lives in case of a cardiac arrest – or any other related condition. You also become something of a mini-authority on the subject if the discussion ever comes up among your social circle.

 

5 A better resume

You might not know this, but a series of jobs in the non-medical industry are now requiring CPR certification. Even though that might not be on the initial job requirements, it is one of those things hiring managers could look forward to seeing.

Having such on your resume shows that you care about not just yourself, but the lives of everyone else around you. Likewise, you become a better asset to the company since you are considered responsible for not only your personal wellbeing, but instrumental in the wellbeing of everyone else around you at any point in time.

Win-win for you, don’t you think?

 

Wrap Up

Gingered to get your CPR training and BLS Certification too? We’ve got just the right thing for you at Atlanta CPR Everyday. From the daily Basic Life Support BLS (BLS is CPR for healthcare Providers) to ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS is Doctor / Nurse stuff). CPR procedures to executing it right, our classes provide the right atmosphere to help you gain this important life-saving skill.

The blog post Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Totally Learn CPR was originally published to ]]> COVID-19 and Adult CPR https://atlantacpr.net/aha-cpr/covid-19-and-adult-cpr/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 16:03:23 +0000 https://atlantacpr.net/?p=1389 COVID-19 and Adult CPR

If an adult’s heart stops and you’re worried that they may have COVID-19, you can still help by performing Hands-Only CPR.

Step 1. Phone 9-1-1 and get an AED

Step 2. Cover your own mouth and nose with a face mask or cloth.

Cover the person’s mouth and nose with a face mask or cloth.

Step 3. Perform Hands-Only CPR. Push hard and fast on the center of the chest at a rate of 100 to 120 compressionsper minute.

Step 4. Use an AED as soon as it is available.

4/2020 American Heart Association

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We are an American Heart Association CPR Training Site*

BLS – Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Infant CPR, ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support, First Aid CPR AED, Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid and CPR Certification

*Our curriculum is established by The American Heart Association.

Get your AHA eCard at the end of class!

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Atlanta CPR and First Aid is headquartered at:

1874 Piedmont Road NE

Building C Suite 355-C

Atlanta, Ga. 30324

Phone: 404-956-4003

COVID-19 and Adult CPR was first published to ]]> COVID-19 and Adult CPR

If an adult’s heart stops and you’re worried that they may have COVID-19, you can still help by performing Hands-Only CPR.

Step 1. Phone 9-1-1 and get an AED

Step 2. Cover your own mouth and nose with a face mask or cloth.

Cover the person’s mouth and nose with a face mask or cloth.

Step 3. Perform Hands-Only CPR. Push hard and fast on the center of the chest at a rate of 100 to 120 compressionsper minute.

Step 4. Use an AED as soon as it is available.

4/2020 American Heart Association

Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6haAqqeoNk_wWri8ZPYWpQ?sub_confirmation=1

Check our classes at Atlanta CPR Everyday: https://atlantacpr.net/ Find out more about our class schedule:

https://atlantacpr.enrollware.com/schedule Check our location here: https://atlantacpr.net/about/ Visit our latest blog:

https://atlantacpr.net/blog/

We are an American Heart Association CPR Training Site*

BLS – Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Infant CPR, ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support, First Aid CPR AED, Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid and CPR Certification

*Our curriculum is established by The American Heart Association.

Get your AHA eCard at the end of class!

Check our class calendar here: https://atlantacpr.enrollware.com/calendar

Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/atlantacpr

Atlanta CPR and First Aid is headquartered at:

1874 Piedmont Road NE

Building C Suite 355-C

Atlanta, Ga. 30324

Phone: 404-956-4003

COVID-19 and Adult CPR was first published to ]]> AHA Child and Infant CPR Steps Covid-19 | Atlanta CPR https://atlantacpr.net/aha-cpr/aha-child-cpr-steps-covid-19-atlanta-cpr/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 01:52:38 +0000 https://atlantacpr.net/?p=1392 The American Heart Association

COVID-19 and Child and Infant CPR

If a child or an infant’s heart stops and you’re worried that they may have COVID-19, you can still help

Step 1
Make sure the scene is safe.

Check to see if the child or infant is awake and breathing normally.

Step 2
Shout for help.

If you’re alone,phone 9-1-1 from a cell phone, perform CPR with 30 compressions and then 2 breaths

(if you’re willing and able) for 5 cycles, and get an AED.

If help is available, phone 9-1-1. Send someone to get an AED
while you start CPR.

Step 3
Provide CPR with compressions and breaths (if you’re willing and able).

■ Start child CPR Push on the middle of the chest 30 times at a
depth of 2 inches with 1 or 2 hands.Provide 30 compressions and then 2 breaths. Repeat cycles.

■ Start infant CPR Push on the middle of the chest 30 times at a
depth of one and a half inches with 2 fingers.Provide 30 compressions and then 2 breaths. Repeat cycles.
Use the AED as soon as it arrives. Continue CPR until EMS arrives.

4/2020 American Heart Association

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Check our classes at Atlanta CPR Everyday: https://atlantacpr.net/

Find out more about our class schedule: https://atlantacpr.enrollware.com/schedule

Check our location here: https://atlantacpr.net/about/ Visit our latest blog:
https://atlantacpr.net/blog/

We are an American Heart Association CPR Training Site* BLS – Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Infant CPR, ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support, First Aid CPR AED, Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid and CPR Certification *Our curriculum is established by The American Heart Association. Get your AHA eCard at the end of class!

Check our class calendar here: https://atlantacpr.enrollware.com/calendar

Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/atlantacpr

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

The article AHA Child and Infant CPR Steps Covid-19 | Atlanta CPR was originally published on ]]> The American Heart Association

COVID-19 and Child and Infant CPR

If a child or an infant’s heart stops and you’re worried that they may have COVID-19, you can still help

Step 1
Make sure the scene is safe.

Check to see if the child or infant is awake and breathing normally.

Step 2
Shout for help.

If you’re alone,phone 9-1-1 from a cell phone, perform CPR with 30 compressions and then 2 breaths

(if you’re willing and able) for 5 cycles, and get an AED.

If help is available, phone 9-1-1. Send someone to get an AED
while you start CPR.

Step 3
Provide CPR with compressions and breaths (if you’re willing and able).

■ Start child CPR Push on the middle of the chest 30 times at a
depth of 2 inches with 1 or 2 hands.Provide 30 compressions and then 2 breaths. Repeat cycles.

■ Start infant CPR Push on the middle of the chest 30 times at a
depth of one and a half inches with 2 fingers.Provide 30 compressions and then 2 breaths. Repeat cycles.
Use the AED as soon as it arrives. Continue CPR until EMS arrives.

4/2020 American Heart Association

Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6haAqqeoNk_wWri8ZPYWpQ?sub_confirmation=1
Check our classes at Atlanta CPR Everyday: https://atlantacpr.net/

Find out more about our class schedule: https://atlantacpr.enrollware.com/schedule

Check our location here: https://atlantacpr.net/about/ Visit our latest blog:
https://atlantacpr.net/blog/

We are an American Heart Association CPR Training Site* BLS – Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Infant CPR, ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support, First Aid CPR AED, Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid and CPR Certification *Our curriculum is established by The American Heart Association. Get your AHA eCard at the end of class!

Check our class calendar here: https://atlantacpr.enrollware.com/calendar

Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/atlantacpr

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

The article AHA Child and Infant CPR Steps Covid-19 | Atlanta CPR was originally published on ]]> ACLS Certification Requirements and Tips https://atlantacpr.net/acls/acls-certification-requirements-and-tips/ Sat, 05 Oct 2019 00:20:11 +0000 https://atlantacpr.net/?p=1110 The ACLS or Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification course is a course that is designed to ensure that health-care professionals are up to date with the latest best practices and that they are confident in how to apply life-saving techniques.

Accepted best-practices for life support are always changing based on new evidence and medical developments, and as such it is important that health care professionals engage in continuing professional development and renew their ACLS certifications every two years.

Who Needs the ACLS?

The ACLS course goes far beyond the content of the BLS (Basic Life Support) course and is useful for any health care professionals who are likely to need to provide life support in a cardiopulmonary emergency. The BLS course is sufficient for those who are not likely to be the primary caregiver or decisionmaker in a cardiac situation, while the ACLS provides medical professionals with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to make those critical decisions.

What Does the ACLS Certification Cover?

The ACLS certification content includes:

- Recap of the BLS primary survey
- Details of the ACLS secondary survey, along with critical action points
- How team dynamics can impact on resuscitation efforts
- Clinical situations where the OA and APC adjuncts may be required for airway management, and when bag-mask ventilation or advanced airway adjuncts should be used instead
- What VF and VT look like and how to recognize them on an ECG
- Key indications or contraindications for drugs for pulseless VT and refractory VF, as well as appropriate doses and administration methods
- ACLS initial assessments
- Management algorithms for ACLS
- The 8 Ds in stroke care, and the reason it is crucial that timely action is taken
- How to identify a stroke

How is ACLS Certification Training Delivered?

There are some providers who offer online ACLS certification, however, most courses are delivered in-person, and given the critical nature of the content it makes a lot of sense to take an in-person course so that you can get access to real-time feedback and a chance to engage in some practical examples, group scenarios, and the kind of hands-on dynamic that can only be experienced in a face to face scenario.

Instructor-led training is particularly important for people who have not taken the ACLS before because the content of the course is quite advanced. An instructor-led course can drive home the importance of team dynamics and good communication in crisis situations and can provide better simulations of what should be done during cardiopulmonary arrest and in the crucial post-cardiac arrest phases of care.

Does the ACLS Certification Expire?

The ACLS certification is valid for two years. After that, professionals are required to re-test to ensure that their skills are current. There are a number of options for recertification. Some people like to take the whole course again, while others may consider looking for a provider that offers a recap and retest option. Alternatively, there is the ACLS for Experienced providers, which is an expanded version of the course which offers additional content to help health care providers improve outcomes in more complex situations, such as metabolic issues and toxicologic emergencies.

When you pass the certification, you will be sent a card and certificate which indicates the version of the certification you passed and who the training provider was. Make sure that you use a training provider that is approved by the institution that you work for or that you are planning to seek employment with. Most institutions accept most training providers, however, it pays to confirm that the provider you want to use is on the approved list.

The expiration date for your course will be listed on your ID card. Be sure to arrange re-certification before your qualification expires.

Blended Learning Options

Some experienced health care providers use blended learning to re-certify. With this, some of the academic parts of the certification are studied in a self-directed fashion, while there are hands-on training sessions for CPR skills and for psychomotor skills. Even the online parts of many courses now offer simulations to allow healthcare professionals to perform simulated treatments. There is still no substitute for real, hands-on training, however.

Is the ACLS For Me?

If you are unsure about which course to take, then you should consider your current background and the type of medical work that you do. A background in healthcare is important before embarking on the ACLS, but no prior knowledge is required for the BLS. You can simply take that course and it will provide you with a basic grounding in field lifesaving skills. The ACLS, on the other hand, assumes some knowledge of BLS and also assumes some other basic medical knowledge.

The BLS does not deal with administering drugs, but the ACLS will introduce you to a number of lifesaving drugs and explain which scenarios they are useful for. Both BLS and ACLS cover the use of an automated external defibrillator, and ACLS also covers how to read an understand ECG results. ACLS training is intended for people who will be working in hospitals, not for the general public.

Study Tips for the ACLS

The ACLS is an in-depth course, and the certification offers training for what to do in situations where lives genuinely are at stake. Mistakes in administering drugs or following protocols could be fatal, so the standards required to pass the course are high.

When studying for the ACLS, make sure that you understand the case scenarios and exactly why certain decisions were made.

Memorize the algorithms for PEA, V-Tach, Tachycardia, Asystole and Bradycardia, as well as other scenarios, and make sure that you know the medications and doses off by heart. There are many mnemonic devices that can help with this; some of the mnemonics are not safe for work. Ask your tutor about them, because those humorous ones will often stick in your mind better than the boring textbook examples!

Learn to read ECGs, and practice on test examples as often as you can. Try to get to the stage where you are so confident that the exam is a breeze; after all, you will be using your skills in situations far more important than "just taking a test" should you pass!

ACLS Certification Requirements and Tips is republished from ]]> The ACLS or Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification course is a course that is designed to ensure that health-care professionals are up to date with the latest best practices and that they are confident in how to apply life-saving techniques.

Accepted best-practices for life support are always changing based on new evidence and medical developments, and as such it is important that health care professionals engage in continuing professional development and renew their ACLS certifications every two years.

Who Needs the ACLS?

The ACLS course goes far beyond the content of the BLS (Basic Life Support) course and is useful for any health care professionals who are likely to need to provide life support in a cardiopulmonary emergency. The BLS course is sufficient for those who are not likely to be the primary caregiver or decisionmaker in a cardiac situation, while the ACLS provides medical professionals with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to make those critical decisions.

What Does the ACLS Certification Cover?

The ACLS certification content includes:

- Recap of the BLS primary survey
- Details of the ACLS secondary survey, along with critical action points
- How team dynamics can impact on resuscitation efforts
- Clinical situations where the OA and APC adjuncts may be required for airway management, and when bag-mask ventilation or advanced airway adjuncts should be used instead
- What VF and VT look like and how to recognize them on an ECG
- Key indications or contraindications for drugs for pulseless VT and refractory VF, as well as appropriate doses and administration methods
- ACLS initial assessments
- Management algorithms for ACLS
- The 8 Ds in stroke care, and the reason it is crucial that timely action is taken
- How to identify a stroke

How is ACLS Certification Training Delivered?

There are some providers who offer online ACLS certification, however, most courses are delivered in-person, and given the critical nature of the content it makes a lot of sense to take an in-person course so that you can get access to real-time feedback and a chance to engage in some practical examples, group scenarios, and the kind of hands-on dynamic that can only be experienced in a face to face scenario.

Instructor-led training is particularly important for people who have not taken the ACLS before because the content of the course is quite advanced. An instructor-led course can drive home the importance of team dynamics and good communication in crisis situations and can provide better simulations of what should be done during cardiopulmonary arrest and in the crucial post-cardiac arrest phases of care.

Does the ACLS Certification Expire?

The ACLS certification is valid for two years. After that, professionals are required to re-test to ensure that their skills are current. There are a number of options for recertification. Some people like to take the whole course again, while others may consider looking for a provider that offers a recap and retest option. Alternatively, there is the ACLS for Experienced providers, which is an expanded version of the course which offers additional content to help health care providers improve outcomes in more complex situations, such as metabolic issues and toxicologic emergencies.

When you pass the certification, you will be sent a card and certificate which indicates the version of the certification you passed and who the training provider was. Make sure that you use a training provider that is approved by the institution that you work for or that you are planning to seek employment with. Most institutions accept most training providers, however, it pays to confirm that the provider you want to use is on the approved list.

The expiration date for your course will be listed on your ID card. Be sure to arrange re-certification before your qualification expires.

Blended Learning Options

Some experienced health care providers use blended learning to re-certify. With this, some of the academic parts of the certification are studied in a self-directed fashion, while there are hands-on training sessions for CPR skills and for psychomotor skills. Even the online parts of many courses now offer simulations to allow healthcare professionals to perform simulated treatments. There is still no substitute for real, hands-on training, however.

Is the ACLS For Me?

If you are unsure about which course to take, then you should consider your current background and the type of medical work that you do. A background in healthcare is important before embarking on the ACLS, but no prior knowledge is required for the BLS. You can simply take that course and it will provide you with a basic grounding in field lifesaving skills. The ACLS, on the other hand, assumes some knowledge of BLS and also assumes some other basic medical knowledge.

The BLS does not deal with administering drugs, but the ACLS will introduce you to a number of lifesaving drugs and explain which scenarios they are useful for. Both BLS and ACLS cover the use of an automated external defibrillator, and ACLS also covers how to read an understand ECG results. ACLS training is intended for people who will be working in hospitals, not for the general public.

Study Tips for the ACLS

The ACLS is an in-depth course, and the certification offers training for what to do in situations where lives genuinely are at stake. Mistakes in administering drugs or following protocols could be fatal, so the standards required to pass the course are high.

When studying for the ACLS, make sure that you understand the case scenarios and exactly why certain decisions were made.

Memorize the algorithms for PEA, V-Tach, Tachycardia, Asystole and Bradycardia, as well as other scenarios, and make sure that you know the medications and doses off by heart. There are many mnemonic devices that can help with this; some of the mnemonics are not safe for work. Ask your tutor about them, because those humorous ones will often stick in your mind better than the boring textbook examples!

Learn to read ECGs, and practice on test examples as often as you can. Try to get to the stage where you are so confident that the exam is a breeze; after all, you will be using your skills in situations far more important than "just taking a test" should you pass!

ACLS Certification Requirements and Tips is republished from ]]> Everything You Need To Know About CPR Recertification https://atlantacpr.net/classes/everything-you-need-to-know-about-cpr-recertification/ Sun, 22 Sep 2019 17:39:30 +0000 https://atlantacpr.net/?p=1113

Reasons For CPR Certification Renewal

CPR recertification courses give you the opportunity to refresh your memory and improve upon your current skills by equipping you with the latest knowledge. Considering the fact that more than 70 percent of all cardiac arrest cases happen in public or at home, the individual closest to the victim is most likely going to be bystander or family member with no previous medical training.

When it comes to responding to cardiac arrest cases, time is of the essence. It is important to remember that cardiac arrest victims usually lose consciousness after around fifteen seconds. After thirty to sixty seconds, the victim stops breathing; this can result in serious permanent damage to major organs in the body.

The chances of survival from this serious medical event can be enhanced if someone at the scene can be able to perform CPR on the victim properly.

If you already have a CPR certificate, it is recommended that you have it renewed by attending a valid CPR recertification course before it expires to ensure that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to respond to applicable medical emergencies, at home or at work or any other setting.

Extend The Validity Of Your CPR Certification

Depending on who issued your CPR certificate, it may be valid for either one on two years. To maintain the validity of your certificate, especially if it is part of your work requirements, it is recommended that you seek to have it renewed within the last six months, before it expires.

If your current CPR certification expires, 30 days after the expiry of the 2 year validity period, you will not be allowed to take a recertification course, and will be forced to undergo a full certification course all over again.

However, it is important to note that keeping your CPR certificate current is not the only reason why you should seek recertification; here are two other important reasons.

Changes In CPR Standards And Guidelines

One of the main reasons to have your certification renewed involves keeping up with any changes in CPR guidelines and standards. The American Heart Association (AHA) is charged with the task of regularly reviewing and updating existing CPR guidelines with a view of significantly improving their effectiveness and efficiency in practical situations.

Whenever the AHA conducts research whose findings make a case for changes in existing standards and guidelines in CPR, the current CPR certification curriculum is amended to accommodate the necessary changes. To learn about the new changes to the curriculum, anyone who had attained CPR certification needs to undergo training through a recertification program.

Refreshing Your Memory/Knowledge

As previously stated, a CPR certificate is valid for a maximum of two years, before the end of which the holder is required to undergo recertification. Two years is a long time, and it is only natural for you to forget some of the practical skills and knowledge you learnt

During your initial CPR certification course. In fact, it has been observed that skill retention starts deteriorating just a few months after the course, and continues throughout the two year validity period. Furthermore, less than half of CPR certified individuals can pass the skills test a year after completing their training and earning their certification.

The main reason for this loss of skills and knowledge might be linked to the fact that most people rarely use these skills, regardless of how important they are. By CPR recertification makes it possible for you to re-sharpen your skills and refresh your memory to ensure that if and when the time comes, you can be able to respond properly to any emergency situation that requires your CPR skills.

From the above, it is clear to see just how important it is for you to renew your CPR certification, regardless of whether it is required by your employer or not.

Choosing The Right Recertification Program

Before you enroll for a CPR recertification program, it is important to find out whether it is right for you; suffice it to say, all CPR cards are not created equal.

Employer Acceptance

Employer approval is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a CPR certification renewal course. All employers accept American Red Cross and American Heart Association CPR cards. To pass their recertification courses, participants are required to attend a weekend of classes and excel in their in-person evaluations.

There are many other in-person courses provided by independent service providers that still offer the same level of hands on training as the AHA and Red Cross. However, to ensure that you end up with a recognized CPR card, it is recommended that you choose one that is designed in accordance with the AHA and Emergency

Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) guidelines.

If you are not sure about the best service provider in your area, consider asking the Human Resource department for employer approved courses, especially if your employer requires you to be certified. Even if your employer does not require your certification to be valid, consider asking the HR for any approved courses that meet the organizations disaster preparedness guidelines.

You may also consider approaching the local hospital, fire department or chamber of commerce and asking whether they offer CPR certificate renewal courses.

How Long Does A Typical CPR Recertification Class Take?

Since you are already familiar with the basic knowledge and skills as a CPR certificate holder, certification renewal courses are generally shorter than the initial certification course. The entire recertification course, which includes lectures and practical training and evaluation, may take as little as 3 hours or more. OUR FAQ IS HERE:

CPR skills and knowledge can be a life saver to say the least in life or death emergencies. While seeking certification arms you with the skills you need to respond to cardiac arrest emergencies swiftly, seeking CPR recertification not only extends the validity of your current 2 year certification but also arms you with the latest CPR knowledge on top of refreshing your existing skills.

To get a widely recognized CPR card, it is recommended that you choose the right CPR certification renewal course.

 

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Reasons For CPR Certification Renewal

CPR recertification courses give you the opportunity to refresh your memory and improve upon your current skills by equipping you with the latest knowledge. Considering the fact that more than 70 percent of all cardiac arrest cases happen in public or at home, the individual closest to the victim is most likely going to be bystander or family member with no previous medical training.

When it comes to responding to cardiac arrest cases, time is of the essence. It is important to remember that cardiac arrest victims usually lose consciousness after around fifteen seconds. After thirty to sixty seconds, the victim stops breathing; this can result in serious permanent damage to major organs in the body.

The chances of survival from this serious medical event can be enhanced if someone at the scene can be able to perform CPR on the victim properly.

If you already have a CPR certificate, it is recommended that you have it renewed by attending a valid CPR recertification course before it expires to ensure that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to respond to applicable medical emergencies, at home or at work or any other setting.

Extend The Validity Of Your CPR Certification

Depending on who issued your CPR certificate, it may be valid for either one on two years. To maintain the validity of your certificate, especially if it is part of your work requirements, it is recommended that you seek to have it renewed within the last six months, before it expires.

If your current CPR certification expires, 30 days after the expiry of the 2 year validity period, you will not be allowed to take a recertification course, and will be forced to undergo a full certification course all over again.

However, it is important to note that keeping your CPR certificate current is not the only reason why you should seek recertification; here are two other important reasons.

Changes In CPR Standards And Guidelines

One of the main reasons to have your certification renewed involves keeping up with any changes in CPR guidelines and standards. The American Heart Association (AHA) is charged with the task of regularly reviewing and updating existing CPR guidelines with a view of significantly improving their effectiveness and efficiency in practical situations.

Whenever the AHA conducts research whose findings make a case for changes in existing standards and guidelines in CPR, the current CPR certification curriculum is amended to accommodate the necessary changes. To learn about the new changes to the curriculum, anyone who had attained CPR certification needs to undergo training through a recertification program.

Refreshing Your Memory/Knowledge

As previously stated, a CPR certificate is valid for a maximum of two years, before the end of which the holder is required to undergo recertification. Two years is a long time, and it is only natural for you to forget some of the practical skills and knowledge you learnt

During your initial CPR certification course. In fact, it has been observed that skill retention starts deteriorating just a few months after the course, and continues throughout the two year validity period. Furthermore, less than half of CPR certified individuals can pass the skills test a year after completing their training and earning their certification.

The main reason for this loss of skills and knowledge might be linked to the fact that most people rarely use these skills, regardless of how important they are. By CPR recertification makes it possible for you to re-sharpen your skills and refresh your memory to ensure that if and when the time comes, you can be able to respond properly to any emergency situation that requires your CPR skills.

From the above, it is clear to see just how important it is for you to renew your CPR certification, regardless of whether it is required by your employer or not.

Choosing The Right Recertification Program

Before you enroll for a CPR recertification program, it is important to find out whether it is right for you; suffice it to say, all CPR cards are not created equal.

Employer Acceptance

Employer approval is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a CPR certification renewal course. All employers accept American Red Cross and American Heart Association CPR cards. To pass their recertification courses, participants are required to attend a weekend of classes and excel in their in-person evaluations.

There are many other in-person courses provided by independent service providers that still offer the same level of hands on training as the AHA and Red Cross. However, to ensure that you end up with a recognized CPR card, it is recommended that you choose one that is designed in accordance with the AHA and Emergency

Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) guidelines.

If you are not sure about the best service provider in your area, consider asking the Human Resource department for employer approved courses, especially if your employer requires you to be certified. Even if your employer does not require your certification to be valid, consider asking the HR for any approved courses that meet the organizations disaster preparedness guidelines.

You may also consider approaching the local hospital, fire department or chamber of commerce and asking whether they offer CPR certificate renewal courses.

How Long Does A Typical CPR Recertification Class Take?

Since you are already familiar with the basic knowledge and skills as a CPR certificate holder, certification renewal courses are generally shorter than the initial certification course. The entire recertification course, which includes lectures and practical training and evaluation, may take as little as 3 hours or more. OUR FAQ IS HERE:

CPR skills and knowledge can be a life saver to say the least in life or death emergencies. While seeking certification arms you with the skills you need to respond to cardiac arrest emergencies swiftly, seeking CPR recertification not only extends the validity of your current 2 year certification but also arms you with the latest CPR knowledge on top of refreshing your existing skills.

To get a widely recognized CPR card, it is recommended that you choose the right CPR certification renewal course.

 

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