Adult-Only CPR & AED
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What's In This Course? Begin Now
This online CPR certification course is compliant with all AHA, ECC and ILCOR guidelines, and is accepted on a national level. It provides training in the following areas:
- Techniques for rescue breathing and chest compression in adults
- CPR with an Ambu Bag
- Using an AED on adults
- Responding to choking incidents in adults
- Hands-only CPR for laypeople
Who Should Take This Course
Adults-only CPR is geared toward professionals who may need to provide CPR, but who do not generally work around children or infants. Occupations that may require this certification include:
- On-site safety officers in construction, manufacturing, forestry, or transportation
- Workplace emergency response personnel
- Security officers
- Food and beverage workers
- Adult day care providers
- Home health aides
- Hospitality professionals
Of course, this is by no means an exhaustive list—and we strongly encourage everyone to learn CPR.
Adult CPR Certification: Why Learn These Skills?
Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart’s natural rhythm is interrupted. This can happen to anyone, at any age—and in any state of health. In most cases, there are no warning signs.
The good news is that victims of cardiac arrest can recover—if they receive lifesaving care quickly enough.
CPR keeps oxygenated blood circulating while a cardiac arrest victim waits for emergency responders, buying them precious time. And a shock from an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) can reset the heart’s natural rhythm and save the patient’s life.
The bad news is that many cardiac arrest victims don’t receive this care quickly enough.
Approximately 350,000 people suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital every year in the United States. Because emergency responders frequently don’t arrive fast enough to prevent damage—they have only a four-minute window; sometimes less—these victims must rely on bystanders to provide help while they wait for emergency teams to arrive.
But even now, most people are not CPR certified—and that’s why only 10.6% of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive.
The fix is simple. It doesn’t take long to learn CPR, even if you don’t have a medical background. This course includes hands-only CPR for laypeople, which takes less than 5 minutes to learn and does not require rescue breaths.
It’s just as effective as traditional CPR, and it’s enough to save someone’s life.
CPR Training: Not Just for Medical Experts
Did you know that approximately 69.5% of all cardiac arrests occur in the home?
When many people need CPR the most, they’re nowhere near a hospital. If you learn CPR, you’re much more likely to use that skill at home, on a loved one—unless you work at a healthcare facility.
Studies show that only 15-30% of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital receive CPR from a bystander. When asked, most bystanders admit that they would be reluctant to perform CPR because they haven’t been trained.
Fear—of harming the patient or doing something wrong—keeps most people from delivering lifesaving care. And it results in lives lost. Almost 90% of those who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital do not survive.
The good news is that you don’t have to be a medical professional to use an AED or administer lifesaving CPR. Our Adults-Only CPR AED online course will teach you hands-only CPR—the quick and dirty way to save lives.
It’s time well spent—the short time you spend in training may help you save the life of someone you love.
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