Reviewing Standard First Aid Courses

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In the United States, CPR and first aid courses are required by law as part of the emergency preparedness implementation act. Every adult over the age of 18 in the United States should have at least one year of CPR training that includes classroom instruction and practical training. Among those who complete the standard first aid courses, 45 percent are certified to provide CPR, and an additional 15 percent are licensed to provide non-custodial CPR.

How You Can Learn CPR?

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There are several ways for people to learn CPR. The American Red Cross conducts regular classes for those interested in learning the technique or those who already know it but want to learn more. Registered candidates receive a card with their name on it after they complete the course and pass a test that covers the knowledge of CPR. If you’re a registered candidate, you will need to go through CPR certification to obtain your card. Individuals who complete the course are then allowed to apply for free CPR training cards.

There are also online courses. The American Heart Association offers CPR courses online and has interactive videos available. The Online Cpr Training Program is administered by the American Heart Association and offers online courses. You can sign up for the course free, so you don’t even have to come out to take the class. Once you sign up, you’ll be sent a link to your instructional video and the text and instructional materials you’ll need to study for your online course.

Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Course

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The second type of CPR course is the cardiac arrest resuscitation course. This course is intended for people who are certified or who have had their previous standard-level CPR recertification. To get this course, you’ll need to meet the specific criteria set out by the American Heart Association. The cardiac arrest resuscitation course covers all of the basic skills with a focus on emergency rescue breathing. You’ll learn how to perform chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth breathing techniques.

Submitting Your CPR Registration

When you become a registered candidate, you’ll need to submit a CPR Certification form that can be downloaded from the AED website. On the form, you’ll need to indicate whether or not you’re a smoker and what kind of environment you live in (jumping spaces are required in some areas). Successful candidates receive a standard first aid e-manual. You also complete a CPR evaluation. It covers knowledge of CPR and proper procedures; you’ll also go through a practice exam.

Duration Of These Courses

For most instructors of first aid courses, you’ll complete this course in one or two weeks, depending on the number of subjects you want to cover. You’ll find that this is a convenient way to review essential skills focusing emergencies on emergencies. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your course, it’s a good idea to check previous lessons before you start. You can do this either at home or in an environment where a CPR Certification instructor can monitor you.

Final Thoughts

To take the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) test, you must have passed your CPR-certified course. The exam measures both your knowledge and your skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. You can’t obtain a CPR certificate unless you pass the CPR test. If you’re certified, it helps ensure you’ll be able to provide CPR and first aid services should the need arise.

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