When you enroll in a CPR class in Portland, you are not only learning basic and advanced CPR – you are learning important skills that can save someone’s life. The programs we offer are available all week, inclusive of both CPR and first aid training. When you compare our rates to other providers, you will find that we offer the cheapest programs while maintaining high quality lessons. From advanced programs for health care professionals to basic programs for the general public, we make sure that you will receive the best possible training.
Portland CPR is consistently flocked by students so be sure to sign up early to get a slot at one of our classes. We also offer evening and weekend classes if our regular schedules become full.
Why study CPR?
According to research by the WHO and CDC, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the world. Each year, more than 600,000 Americans die each year because of a heart disease. Cardiac arrest alone is responsible for almost half of those deaths. Despite these high numbers, only thirty percent of cases receive much needed CPR. Most of the time, bystanders are too scared to offer help other than calling for an ambulance.
CPR is the first line of management for cardiac arrest, whether the victim collapses in or out of the hospital. Giving CPR not only helps blood circulate through the body during cardiac arrest, it also helps restore the spontaneous beating of the heart. CPR is done by giving manual chest compressions and rescue breaths. If an AED is available, then defibrillation is done.
How does CPR work?
The main function of CPR is to return the normal spontaneous circulation of blood in the body. Even if a victim experiences cardiac arrest in a medical setting, the first thing health care workers do is give chest compressions. The difference between in-hospital and out-of-hospital management is the use of medication and equipment to assist in CPR. Research has shown that the use of medication and equipment can greatly improve a patient’s chances of survival.
Available CPR class in Portland CPR
- Heartsaver – A basic CPR class for the general public that is 4 hours long; it teaches one-rescuer CPR and basic first aid
- Heartsaver C – A basic CPR class for health care providers that is 4.5 hours long; it teaches one-rescuer CPR and basic first aid
- Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers – A basic CPR class for health care providers that is 4.5 hours long; it teaches one and two-rescuer CPR, first aid, and the 2010 Basic Life Support guidelines
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – An advanced CPR class for health care professionals that is 14 hours long; it teaches pediatric medical management of cardiac arrest
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – An advanced CPR class for health care professionals that is 16 hours long; it teaches adult medical management of cardiac arrest