Receiving certification in CPR and First Aid requires three things of a participant:1) attendance and participation throughout the entire session; 2) successful demonstration of the psychomotor skills learned (such as chest compressions and rescue breathing); and 3)completion of a written test with a score of 80 percent or better.Written tests include multiple versions and re-testing may be an option. Accommodations are made for those with difficulty reading or language.
WE OFFER CLASSES IN SPANISH FOR BI-LINGUAL GROUPS.
All of our training programs meet national standards under the “Emergency Cardiac Care Guidelines” as last revised in 2000. We offer certifications from both the American Red Cross and the National Safety Council Our classes meet quality standards of ratios of students per instructor; ratios of equipment to students; the use of videos (classes are video driven to ensure standardization of skills and knowledge); health standards (use of breathing barriers and gloves), and materials.
Instructors follow a pre-established curriculum, adding skills and knowledge in a specific sequence.
A typical CPR class includes:
- How to recognize an emergency and implement an emergency action plan
- Initial assessment of conscious and unconscious persons
- Choking assists for the conscious and unconscious person
- Rescue breathing
- CPR and use of AED’s (in conjunction with Adult CPR)
Typical Basic First Aid Classes include:
- Diabetic emergencies
- Allergic and poisoning reactions
- Controlling bleeding
- Immobilizing injuries to the body
- Dangers from heat and cold