CPR and First Aid
CPR and first aid training the is the most popular program taken by training in our training providers. We are located in six cities over five states, all offering the same CPR training programs. There are two categories for CPR training, the first – Basic Life Support – teaches basic CPR and first aid skills to students. With accidents happening when a person least expects it, it has become very useful and responsible to be trained in basic CPR and first aid. Enrolment can be done in person in any of our providers, or over the telephone or internet. Our training locations can be found in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Seattle, and Portland. Online application forms can be found on each of the provider websites, as well as complete contact information.
CPR training credentials
CPR certificates are given to trainees once they finish any CPR training program. A set of post-tests is given at the end of each BLS program, a practical and written exam (except for the general public course that only has a skills test at the end), that the trainees need to pass. Credentials from our providers are valid for 2 years before expiring. Rescuers can renew certificates through a re-certification program only if the certificate has not yet expired. Note: Expired certification cannot be renewed. The trainee will need to take the training program again to get a new certificate.
Basic Life Support training
BLS programs are meant to teach basic CPR skills for stabilizing a victim or trying to restore spontaneous circulation in the case of cardiac arrest. Skills learned from basic CPR classes help manage a victim before the EMS (emergency medical services) arrives. Classes are typically focused on skill building, teaching trainees how to give adequate chest compressions and rescue breaths. The use of defibrillators (AEDs) is also included in basic CPR training.
- Heartsaver CPR/AED training – A general public program, this class is four hours long and teaches basic 1-person CPR rescue. The program also teaches trainees first aid skills such as wound care and choking management, as well as how to use an AED.
- Heartsaver CPR/AED trainig (C) – This program is an HCP program that is 4.5 hours long. It teaches the same skills as the other basic CPR program but tailors the lessons for people in healthcare or are studying allied health.
- Basic Life Support (for HCPs) – This is also 4.5 hours long and for HCPs. It teaches 1 and 2-person CPR rescue, as well as first aid and AED training. The 2010 BLS guidelines from the AHA are also included in training. Re-certification is offered for this program, 4 hours long.
Signing up for the program can be completed on the provider websites (online form). Applications can also be sent over e-mail but expect them to be processed during regular operating hours. If you plan on enrolling over telephone or in person, be sure to do so during operating hours as well.