What does it take to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and properly use an automated external defibrillator (AED) to save a life? Can anyone do it--or do you have to be a medical professional or paramedic? The answer is simple, anyone who gains the knowledge and skills by taking a basic life saving CPR and AED course can perform high-quality CPR on a victim suffering from a cardiac event.
CPR is the use of chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth ventilation to maintain circulatory flow and oxygenation throughout the body during cardiac arrest. An AED is a portable and lightweight device that delivers an electric shock from the chest to the heart.
CPR online training includes critical skills such as administering compressions of an adequate rate of 100-120 compressions a minute for adults, with a compression depth of 2 inches with proper hand placement, and how to prevent excessive ventilation. The AED section of the course will identify whether or not there is a need for an AED during an emergency situation, how the AED functions, and the practical application and usage.
How can you gain this critical knowledge? For starters, an online course for CPR and AED, like those offered by MyCPR NOW, incorporate the latest guidelines and information to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to save a life or sustain life until emergency medical technicians can arrive on scene. Other benefits of online training include being able to study and test on your own or take online CPR for a group, and at the completion of your studies and testing being able to download and print your online CPR certification card and completing CPR recertification when you need it. You also will have access to unlimited practice tests and course manuals. After your CPR and AED examhas been completed and passed, you have the option to purchase your CPR/AED certification card.
Learn to save and sustain a life today by taking an online CPR certification training! Click below to learn more about MyCPR NOW’s online training programs.