CPR training is not difficult, contrary to popular belief. It takes dedication and effort to study lifesaving skills and techniques, more so to become a trained and certified CPR rescuer. At our six locations all over the US, we produce the best CPR rescuers, trained to function in high pressure situations at a moments notice. We teach the latest skills from the latest guidelines from the American Heart Association, making sure that our curricula is always updated. For prospective students, there are several ways you can use to sign up for a program. The most popular method among our trainees is through the internet, one our website’s online application form. You details, personal and academic, may be sent through e-mail or over the telephone. You may also visit us in person during regular business hours in order to finalize your enrollment.
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests
The most dangerous complication of heart disease is cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest can happen because of a sudden rise in hypertension (hypertensive event) or a obstruction of a blood vessel by an embolus. More often than not, the process that leads to a heart attack is marked with signs and symptoms of a preexisting cardiac condition, such as coronary artery disease. The biggest mistake Americans make is not reaching out for medical help when the first symptoms first manifest. This leads to hundreds of thousands of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) each year, killing more than 90 percent of victims. People who actually receive bystander CPR only survive 30 percent of the time.
CPR courses at our locations
We categorize our programs into Basic and Advanced Life Support courses, three under the former and two under the latter. Basic Life Support courses are focused on compression, ventilation, and defibrillation skills, used in one and two-rescuer CPR. Advanced Life Support courses involve the same basics but the focus of training is medical management skills, such as medication administration and use of medical equipment. Basic Life Support
- Heartsaver – basic CPR in one-person rescue, four hours, general public
- Heartsaver C – basic CPR in one-person rescue, four and a half hours, health care providers
- Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers – basic CPR in one or two-person rescue, four and a half hours, health care providers
Advanced Life Support
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – medical management of adult victims, 1 6hours in 2 days, health care professionals
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – medical management of pediatric victims, 14 hours in two days, health care professionals
All certificates that we award students with have to be renewed (through a re-certification class) every 24 months. We always remind our students to sign up for re-certification class before their credential expires, or else they will have to take the complete training program again. Re-certification classes are much typically much shorter.