Chicago CPR Now is a well-reviewed CPR training service and provides an online class finder tool and class calendar to find a CPR class in Chicago. Their classes provide American Heart Association Heartsaver certified CPR/AED (and optionally First Aid) training, are about 4 hours long, and cost $45. Couples Day Discount Chicago CPR also offers a discounted[…]
The American Heart Association and the American Red Cross both provide easy to use search tools to help you find a CPR class online in your area. American Heart Association The Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) class finder at the American Heart Association is easy to use, and, for those in urban areas, provides lots of options on[…]
When I received my CPR certification training earlier this year, our instructor described hands-only CPR as the method to use when a face shield (used for protection while giving rescue breaths) is unavailable. She said that this was a new component of the training program. It turns out that hands-only CPR is a relatively recent[…]
During the class in which I took my CPR training, the instructor emphasized that, in order to be prepared to use our new skills, we needed to make sure that we each had gloves and a face shield or face guard. She recommended that we carry a set in a “CPR keychain” so that we[…]
The Fire Department of New York offers free CPR training in New York City. The 45 minute classes, called “CPR-To Go” are held once a month at different public libraries around the city. CPR certification isn’t provided; instead the “primary goal is to raise awareness of the important of immediate action in response to sudden[…]
Actor and athlete Vinnie Jones shows how hard and fast hands-only CPR can help save the life of someone who’s had a heart attack in this public service video from the British Heart Foundation. The video advises that the first thing to do is call emergency services (in the US, of course, call 911).
Recently at a New York City high school, a high school student choked and died. According to the story in the Daily News, there was a 14 minute delay from when the choking occurred until 911 was called. If true, it would be a shame that no bystander was able to act, but the following[…]
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[…]