The American Red Cross is a well-known organization that devoted its activity to saving lives. It offers various courses and classes that aim to help people to understand the basics of medical help and teach them how to react in case of medical emergency. CPR classes are very useful and many people with no regards to occupation take them.
The skills in saving life will never be useless and the American Red Cross offers various programs both for people who just need to know the basics as well as certification programs for professionals, i.e. firefighters, healthcare providers, policemen etc.
The American Red Cross train about 9 million Americans and they really do important work as with every person they educated, they basically help someone else to survive through a cardiac arrest. As a matter of fact it is really essential to take a person to hospital with cardiac arrest as only 10% survive without professional medical aid. However, the chances are higher when a person gets at least some kind of medical aid before he or she is taken to hospital.
CPR Basic Classes:
CPR for Professional Rescuers
The American Red Cross classes are absolutely professional and meet the guidelines of OSHA as well as other professionals and regulation standards. They have the best teachers and the certification with the Red Cross means that a person got the best of the knowledge and practice and came through the most complete training.
Price. The courses generally cost about $70-$110 depending on the type of certification and class.
CPR online. At the present moment it is possible to enroll into online course of CPR with the American Red Cross. However, only some share of theory can be accessed online.
This option is convenient for people who prefer to study at home and either do not want or do not have time to study in the classroom all the time. However, practice classes have to be attended in person as the certification won’t be granted without a classroom skills session attendance.
Certification validity term. At the present moment the certification with the American Red Cross are valid for the period of two years (2 years). After the passing of this term it is necessary to renew the certification.
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