CPR is an important skill that should be known by everyone – not just health care providers (HCPs). Basic and advanced courses are available in all our training locations, at very affordable prices as well. You can find our training providers in the following cities and states (all of the providers carry the same courses at the same rates):
- California – Los Angeles, San Francisco
- Hawaii – Honolulu
- Nevada – Las Vegas
- Oregon – Portland
- Washington – Seattle
Because we want our trainees to have high quality education, we only allow certified rescuers to teach our classes. If we run out of our slots in our regular schedules, we open schedules during the evenings and weekends. This is to make sure that all prospective students get a chance to study high quality CPR training with us.
Heart disease and CPR
In the US, heart disease is the reason for over half a million death’s each year. Cardiac arrest alone is the cause for almost half of those deaths. Over the span of ten years between 2000 and 2010, these statistics have actually gone done down by 30 percent, still heart disease still kills thousands of Americans each year. It is a problem that something that is largely caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices.
How can CPR help?
- The biggest complication of a cardiovascular condition is a heart attack. A heart attack happens when the supply of blood to the heart gets cut off, either due to a spasm or an obstruction (thrombus). If the heart stops beating because of a heart attack, that is called cardiac arrest – a very dangerous condition. CPR helps keep the heart beating (through chest compressions) and blood oxygenated (rescue breaths).
What CPR classes can you enroll in?
Our training locations offer five training programs and three re-certification classes. Out of five training programs, three are under basic training and two are under advanced training.
- Basic Life Support – Heartsaver – 4 hours; general public
- Basic Life Support – Heartsaver C – 4.5 hours; health-care providers
- Basic Life Support – Basic Life Support for HCPs – 4.5 hours; health-care providers
- Advanced Life Support – Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – 14 hours; health-care professionals
- Advanced Life Support – Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – 16 hours; health-care professionals
Out of the programs listed above, only the following have re-certification available. Re-certification classes are for rescuers who have training certificates that are nearing expiry (but not expired yet) and want to renew them.
- Basic Life Support for HCPs – 4 hours
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support – 5 – 6 hours
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support – 6 – 8 hours