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    How to Get CPR Certified Online

    How to get CPR Certified Online? It's easy.

    Getting your CPR certification is more straightforward than ever thanks to our online CPR classes. All of our classes are compliant with ILCOR, ECC, and AHA guidelines, and our card is accepted in industries nationwide—including in a healthcare setting. Each course is taught by an AHA-certified instructor and registered nurse. These courses are appropriate for both certification and recertification.

    If you take one of our online CPR classes, you’ll be learning a life-saving skill and doing your part to improve the chances of survival for cardiac arrest victims outside of the home. The life you save may be a loved one’s.

    Our Online CPR Training Courses

    Here’s an overview of the online courses we offer.

    Adult, Child and Infant CPR & AED

    This CPR training course provides training for those who need certification at work, or people responsible for the health of children or vulnerable adults—either at work or at home.

    Some of the topics covered with in this CPR training include:

    • Chest compressions, clearing an airway, and rescue breathing for adults and children
    • Hands-only CPR—the quick and dirty version
    • Pediatric CPR
    • CPR with an Ambu Bag
    • Use of an Automatic External Defibrillator for adults and children
    • First aid for choking in adults, children, and infants

    There are significant advantages to learning this information from our online CPR classes, but we encourage everyone to take an online CPR certification class and get certified. However, this CPR training course is especially relevant to:

    • Parents of small children
    • Medical professionals and healthcare practitioners
    • Law enforcement professionals
    • Childcare providers

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    Latest 2020 Guideline Updates for CPR & AED for Adults and Child/Infants

    Chest compressions for adults, children, and infants. The course specifies that recommended chest compressions follow the 2015 guidelines, which are 100-120 compressions per minute at a chest compression depth of 2 inches or 5 centimeters. Those guidelines have stayed unchanged with the new 2020 guidelines, so we’ve kept them as-is.

    As with adults, it’s recommended that children receive chest compressions at a depth of 2 inches or 5 centimeters, with a rescue breathing rate of 30 compressions to 2 rescue breaths. Our course specifies that if you have two rescuers, a child CPR ratio of 15 compressions to 2 rescue breaths is optimal.

    For infants, the chest compression rate was updated to 100-120 compressions per minute in 2015, and those recommendations have remained unchanged in 2020. The recent science suggests that more compressions leads to a higher survival outcome for infant patients.

    Hands-only CPR. According to the most recent statistics, approximately 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur per year. Of those, only approximately 45.6% received CPR from a bystander. Receiving CPR immediately can make the difference between life or death for cardiac arrest patients—but many laypeople don’t have the confidence to step in immediately and deliver lifesaving care, even when they have the training.

    This CPR certification course contains both classical CPR and an updated hands-only CPR component for laypeople, in keeping with the American Heart Association’s 2020 emphasis on building confidence and competence in layperson rescuers across the country.

    Hands-only CPR is more accessible and easier to learn than CPR with rescue breaths; it overcomes rescuer resistance to mouth to mouth resuscitation; and hopefully it will result in more laypeople learning and delivering CPR.

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    Adult-Only CPR & AED

    This CPR certification class is similar to the one above, but does not include child and infant CPR. It’s ideal for those who work with vulnerable adults, first aid or safety officers in the workplace, and others who may need to deliver lifesaving care—but who don’t typically live or work around children.

    Topics covered include:

    • Rescue breathing and chest compressions for adults
    • Hands-only CPR
    • CPR with an Ambu Bag
    • Using an AED on adults
    • Choking first aid for adults

    Those who may be especially suited to taking this online CPR training class include:

    • On-site safety officers
    • Emergency response personnel
    • Security personnel
    • Electricians and tradespeople
    • Food and beverage workers
    • Adult day care providers
    • Home health aides
    • Hospitality professionals

    Chest compressions for adults. As with the Adult, Child and Infant CPR & AED course, this course follows the guidelines for 100-120 chest compressions per minute, to a chest compression depth of 2 inches or 5 centimeters. The guidelines have remained unchanged since 2015.

    Hands-only CPR. Again, similar to the Adult, Child and Infant CPR & AED course, this course contains a section on hands-only CPR, in keeping with the AHA’s 2020 recommendation that hands-only CPR be emphasized for layperson training. This initiative is designed to significantly lower the barriers to patients receiving layperson CPR during an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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    BLS Certification

    "BLS" stands for Basic Life Support and and is one of the fundamental components of taking first aid classes online. In many cases, the term BLS is used interchangeably with CPR, so the difference can be a bit confusing. But our BLS training course is geared toward healthcare professionals.

    Our BLS certification class is an in-depth healthcare provider course. It is compliant with all AHA requirements, and is similar to the Red Cross Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course. You can take this BLS course for certification or CPR renewal.

    The topics covered in this certification course include:

    • Comprehensive first aid training
    • Chest compressions and rescue breathing technique for adults, children, and infants
    • Basic life support for victims of shock, drowning, and drug overdoses
    • AED for adults, children and infants
    • Choking response for people of all ages
    • First response for stroke victims
    • Bloodborne pathogen training in compliance with the OSHA guideline
    • Hands-only CPR

    The professions that are particularly well suited to this course include:

    • Doctors, LDNs and RNs
    • Lifeguards
    • Firefighters
    • EMTs and paramedics
    • Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants (PTAs)
    • Physicians’ assistants
    • Personal trainers
    • Pharmacists
    • Dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants
    • Home health aides and caregivers

    Chest compressions for adults, children, and infants. As with our other CPR courses for adults, children and infants, this BLS training course recommends that chest compressions be delivered at 100-120 compressions per minute at a depth of 2 inches or 5 centimeters. Since the guidelines have remained unchanged between 2015 and 2020, we have not adjusted this information on our website.

    AED recommendations. According to the updated AHA guidelines, research does not indicate that providing double sequential defibrillation—two shocks at once, from two different AED machines—is effective in treating cardiac arrest. As such, this is not a recommendation made in the AED section of this BLS training course.

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    Basic First Aid Certification

    This first aid certification course is great for those who may have to provide basic medical care to those injured on the job or at home, but who don’t need full CPR training. If you’d like to round out your CPR certification with some basic first aid knowledge, this is the course for you.

    Topics covered include:

    • Minor and major cuts and bleeding
    • Minor and moderate burns 
    • Fainting and heat stroke
    • Basic bites and stings
    • Sprains and strains
    • Choking

    This certification is ideal for:

    • Parents and foster parents
    • Daycare providers
    • Camp counselors
    • On-site safety professionals
    • Food and beverage workers
    • Electricians, carpenters, and tradespeople
    • Hotel employees and hospitality staff
    • Security staff
    • Teachers and coaches

    Our Materials in More Detail

    Our basic first aid course is designed for both laypeople and healthcare professionals, and it covers some major life-threatening health issues. 

    After you complete this course, you’ll know how to provide emergency medical care to patients suffering from heart attacks, strokes, seizures, broken bones, and lethal bites and stings. The course is designed for laypeople and you don’t need a medical background to take it.

    An example is our module on the Heimlich Maneuver, which teaches you how to respond to choking in adults, children and infants. The steps are as follows:

    How to do the Heimlich Maneuver

    Choking occurs when something blocks an airway, preventing breathing. If the blockage isn’t complete, the person may be able to cough out the object on their own. But if it’s a serious blockage, they won’t be able to cough or even speak. They may make the universal sign for choking, which involves gripping the throat with one or both hands.

    The Heimlich Maneuver is a simple and effective technique designed to help choking victims. The steps are as follows:

    • Stand behind the choking patient and wrap your arms around their abdomen.
    • With one hand, make a fist and place it just above their belly button.
    • Lay your other hand flat over your fist.
    • Thrust sharply up and back. Keep doing this until the object is freed or the person loses consciousness.
    • If the person loses consciousness, lay them on their back and begin CPR immediately.

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    Adult, Child & Infant CPR and First Aid

    This certificate combines CPR and AED certification training with in-depth first aid to provide a well-rounded certificate program in basic emergency care.

    The online training course material covers CPR and first aid training for adults, children and infants. Topics covered include:

    • Adult, child and infant CPR with rescue breathing and chest compressions
    • CPR without rescue breathing, and using an Ambu Bag
    • Using an AED
    • First aid for major and minor cuts and bleeding
    • Treating an unconscious person
    • Managing the scene of an accident
    • First aid for fainting and heat stroke
    • Treating strains and sprains
    • First aid for bites and stings
    • First aid for choking in adults, children and infants

    While anyone can earn CPR certification with this course, it’s particularly well suited to:

    • People who work with children
    • Parents and foster parents
    • Caregivers of children or vulnerable adults
    • Home health aides
    • Adult daycare providers
    • Healthcare providers who work with children or elderly adults

    Chest compressions for adults, children, and infants. In this course, the chest compressions follow 2015 and 2020 guidelines for 100-120 compressions per minute at a depth of 2 inches or 5 centimeters. Research indicates that for children, a rescue breathing rate of 15 compressions to 2 rescue breaths delivers better results if you have two rescuers.

    Hands-only CPR. The AHA’s most recent research shows that of the approximately 356,000 people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital every year, only about 45.6% receive layperson CPR while waiting for emergency responders to arrive. Research indicates that the survival rate for cardiac arrests outside of a hospital has plateaued since 2012.

    Thus, the 2020 guidelines have prioritized providing streamlined training to laypeople to raise their confidence in delivering lifesaving CPR, and removing barriers such as an aversion to mouth to mouth resuscitation.

    This online CPR certification course contains both classical CPR and hands-only CPR. Our hands-only CPR course emphasizes immediate response, without the need for rescue breaths.

    Speed of response. Every second counts when delivering lifesaving CPR. According to the new AHA guidelines, layperson rescuers should immediately begin CPR if the patient is nonresponsive, rather than taking time to check for a pulse.

    The AHA’s research indicates that if the patient is later found not to be in cardiac arrest, delivering CPR is unlikely to cause harm. Our hands-only layperson CPR module is based around this recommendation, offering a streamlined and speedy practice to start CPR immediately. The classical CPR module teaches you to search for a pulse.

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    Bloodborne Pathogens Certification

     This is an OSHA-compliant course for healthcare providers and others who may encounter bloodborne pathogens in the workplace. You’ll learn how to manage the risk of exposure, and what to do if exposure happens.

     Topics covered include:

    • OSHA requirements for safety in the workplace
    • Exposure control planning
    • Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV / AIDS, and other bloodborne pathogens
    • How to reduce the risk of exposure
    • Universal Standard Precautions
    • Engineering controls and good housekeeping practices
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • First aid for exposure
    • Managing hazardous waste in the workplace
    • Protocols for post-exposure follow-up and reporting

    This course is especially suited to people in the following professions:

    • Medical professionals
    • Tattoo artists and body modification artists
    • Nursing home employees and home health aides
    • Teachers and coaches
    • Camp counselors
    • Research scientists who work with bloodborne pathogens
    • Lab technicians
    • Law enforcement professionals
    • Crime scene cleanup professionals

    Our Material in More Depth

    Our OSHA-compliant bloodborne pathogens course is designed for many different types of professionals who encounter bloodborne pathogens in the workplace, and want to ensure they can keep themselves, the public, and their colleagues safe. We include a detailed section on workplace safety measures, according to healthcare standards.

    Workplace safety measures for bloodborne pathogens

    This is an initial section on safety measures and best practices for dealing with bloodborne pathogens in the workplace. Many of these topics are addressed in further depth elsewhere in the course.

    All workplaces should provide the following in compliance with bloodborne pathogen OSHA guidelines:

    • Hand-washing facilities near areas where exposure to bloodborne pathogens may occur. Antiseptic wipes and hand sanitizer stations are an acceptable alternative if this is not possible.
    • Secure containers for the storage of used sharps, dirty laundry and other materials that have come into contact with bodily fluids, until they can be properly sanitized.
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is free and accessible to employees. PPE should include gloves, face masks, gowns, lab coats, eye protection, face shields, resuscitation bags, and mouthpieces.

    Employees who risk coming into contact with bloodborne pathogens also need the appropriate training. To be OSHA-compliant, employers must train employees to follow these protocols:

    • Wash hands immediately after coming into contact with possibly contaminated materials.
    • Avoid handling contaminated needles or sharps without proper protection.
    • When dealing with wound care or handling bodily fluids, avoid sprays, spills, splatters, and drops.
    • Avoid suctioning blood via mouth.
    • Always ensure workspaces are clean, sanitary and thoroughly decontaminated.
    • Dispose of contaminated laundry, sharps, and other materials properly according to OSHA protocols.

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    Airborne Pathogen Certification

    This is the nation’s first airborne pathogen certification, delivered entirely online. It’s designed for companies and business owners looking to make their workplaces safe for employees and customers alike, and was developed based on the latest CDC guidelines.

    Topics covered include:

    • Common airborne pathogens
    • Proper hygiene
    • Cough etiquette
    • Hand-washing protocol
    • Droplet precautions
    • Preventing airborne spread within the workplace
    • Engineering protocols
    • Air filtering and ventilation
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Cleaning and disinfecting practices
    • Standard, transmission-based, and airborne precautions
    • Proper reporting

    People and professions who should consider taking this course include:

    • Health and safety officers
    • Restaurant owners
    • Store managers
    • Workplace coordinators
    • Human Resources managers
    • Small business owners

    Our Course Materials in More Depth

    The Airborne Pathogens course contains in-depth information on how to make workplaces and public areas safe from airborne pathogens. Our section on engineering controls focuses on physical changes and barriers that can help stop the spread.

    Engineering controls for stopping the spread of airborne pathogens in the workplace

    Engineering controls involve physical changes you can make to a public space that can help in stopping airborne pathogen spread, rather than relying on behavioral changes and rules—although these also help and should be part of your arsenal. They are covered in other sections of the course.

    Engineering controls recommended for workplaces include:

    • Glass or plastic barriers between workers and customers, such as at cashier windows or check-out stations
    • Barriers that enforce a six-foot distance between people at workstations or desks
    • Chairs, desks, and cubicles spaced to ensure a six-foot distance is maintained
    • Markers on the ground to help customers in line space themselves appropriately
    • Temporary barriers set up in open-plan offices to maintain social distancing

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    Course Details: How Our Online CPR Courses Work

    Once you sign up for a CPR course with us, you get unlimited access to all the course materials. You can take the test as many times as you want, without paying more. After completion, we'll send your temporary wallet card immediately--and you'll get your permanent wallet certification card within 5-7 business days.

    All of our online CPR certification courses are compliant with American Heart Association 2015 guidelines. They're accepted nationwide, across all industries—including healthcare. There is no classroom requirement or in-person skills test, but if you need one, we can help you schedule it in your area.

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