CPR Training Class Cheat Sheet

Pediatric CPR and First Aid

This course will teach you CPR and First Aid techniques for use on infants and children under eight years old. The technique for resuscitation is different for children than for adults. There is a different compression-to-breath ratio.

If you have small children, or work in a setting where you are the caretaker of small children, this is the course for you. Coaches, daycare providers, school teachers, and babysitters should all have pediatric CPR training.

CPR and First Aid for Professional Rescuers

This training is also known as basic life support, or BLS, training. This is the training required for all emergency medical personnel. It is also usually required for all medical personnel in a hospital or school setting.

If you think you may want to join the medical field in any capacity, you need this training. You do not currently have to be a member of the medical field to choose to take this class.

Online vs In-Person

Once you decide on what type and level of training you need, take a look to see if an in-person or is the better fit for your situation.

Taking a class in-person is typically the best choice for first-time trainees. This format of training is more personalized and can involve a greater number of teaching methods.

An in-person instructor can teach the same topic in many ways to make sure the concept is fully understood by every student.

Some people choose to take an online course. An online course is a good option if you have already completed training in the past. It’s also a good choice if you feel comfortable utilizing online material.

Busy professionals find that online training may work better for their schedules. Choose to take an online course if you are unable to attend one of our regularly scheduled courses.

When choosing an online course, please be aware that you will need to schedule a time to perform the hands-on training. The online class allows you to learn the lecture material from your computer. It does not ease the hands-on skills testing requirements.

What to Expect the Day of BLS Training Class

You found the right class and registered ahead of time for your training. Here’s a quick preview of what to expect during the day of your training.

Before You Leave the House

Double check the address and start time of your training. You don’t want to miss valuable material because you couldn’t find the classroom.

Most CPR classes are in a single, full day format. Some classes split the training into two half-days. Double check to make sure you know what time your class starts and what time it finishes.

Packing lunch or snacks is never a bad option if it’s a full day commitment.

Wear clothes that are comfortable to move around in. You will be getting up to perform mock scenarios during training. Be sure to pick an outfit in which you can easily crouch, bend and kneel.

Plan to arrive a couple minutes before the scheduled start of class. This will give you time to check-in, and collect your training materials.

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BLS course provides basic life support training and leads to a two-year initial basic life support certification by the American Heart Association.

BLS course provides basic life support training and leads to a two-year initial basic life support certification by the American Heart Association.

CPR and BLS Cheat Sheet

This CPR and BLS cheat sheet is a great resource for healthcare professionals. It provides a quick reference for adult, child and infant CPR.

The cheat sheet also includes basic life support algorithm for unresponsive victims, as well as special resuscitation circumstances such as drown