Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation (AED) training and certification courses are offered by commercial, non-profit and municipal organizations.  Of the non-profits that offer training, the American Red Cross CPR and AED certification courses seem the most straightforward and are available in major metropolitan areas across the country.  Classes last 3 hours and cover cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how to operate a defibrillator. Cost in the New York City area is about $105.  Upon successful completion of the class, your certification good for 2 years.

Search for a class at the American Red Cross here.

Other organizations offers classroom and online training, directly or through third parties. I’ll cover those in a subsequent article.

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