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What Facts You Need to Consider Before Joining for CPR Classes

May 14th, 2013 | Posted by Ibrar in First Aid Programs

CPR classes can play an important role given the uncertainty of the events in the world. Some might learn different CPR procedures just to serve humanity while others might want to get a career in healthcare as well as take care of such people. Either way, knowing CPR and applying it on right time, in right way can save someone’s life because doctors and other medical professionals are not around all the time.If you’re thinking to take CPR classes then you might as well know some facts about CPR classes before doing so, these facts can be found in the rest of the article.

Online or Traditional

Since everything is going online, how can education and training stay behind? Online education has become quite popular in the past few years due to people being busy and online classes provide flexible schedules at convenience of the learners and sometimes people go for online training because they are too lazy to attend traditional ones. But on a brighter side, online classes can be good for early phase and getting basic knowledge and then you can move to traditional route.

Traditional classes are always better than online, especially when it comes to get some hands-on practice. Since CPR requires practical experience it is advised to take traditional classes as well. Online classes can provide theoretical knowledge but it’s like learning to drive by reading only, so when you’ll have to actually drive that will result in panic, however, panicking while saving someone’s life will lead to different consequences.

Accreditation

Is it important that the provider of the course or trainer is accredited by a reputable organization? A simple answer would be, yes and the importance cannot be stressed more if you are looking for career in healthcare because if your training is not recognized then there are quite high chances of getting rejected by your prospective employers. Moreover, an accreditation also ensures that the organization is fit to provide training and has met all the required standards of providing proper training. Therefore, you should check the accreditations of an organizations providing CPR training.

Certifications

Certifications are also important if you want to shine your resume and impress your prospective employer. However, it is not necessary to have certifications if you just want to save people’s life and help them. Getting a certification is not a bad idea, but if an organization isn’t offering it and you don’t want to enter into healthcare then it is fine to let it go or not have it.

Level and Type of Training

This is also important. Level of training means whether you just want to learn basic techniques or you are willing to take an extra mile and go to advanced level and want to know about CPR in more detail, there are different types of CPR trainings such as for infants, kids, adults and elderly. These are just main ones; there are also other types as well. You should know what type of training and at what level you want to learn it.

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