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CPR certification in California

American Training Association for CPR offers online CPR and First Aid training for residents across California, including Los Angeles and San Diego.

What is CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is used to save live a person goes into cardiac arrest, or when their heart stops beating unexpectedly. When the heart stops, it does not supply the body's major organs like the liver and the brain, with the oxygen they normally receive from the blood. Without the heart pumping, oxygenated blood to the organs, they can suffer irreversible damage, which can lead to death. Without oxygen, brain damage can occur after four minutes and death can occur within ten minutes. When the heart is unable to do it on its own, CPR manually pumps blood to the organs.

How do I perform CPR?

There are two basic techniques for CPR: compression-only and compressions with rescue breathing. To begin, call 911 then check the victim for responsiveness by shaking their shoulder and asking, “Are you okay?” and check their pulse. If they are unresponsive and without a pulse begin CPR.

  • Compression-only
  • Compression-only CPR involves the rescuer delivering rapid compressions to the center of the victim's chest, pumping with both hands at least 2 inches into the chest, at a rate of 120 beats per minute. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that individuals who are not CPR certified should perform compression-only CPR as it is the most basic method.

  • Compressions with rescue breathing
  • Compressions with rescue breathing follows the same technique as described above, only after 30 compressions the rescuer will give the victim 2 rescue breaths. First, they will clear the airway and tilt the victim's chin upward, then place their mouth over the victims, so it forms a seal. After delivering the first breath, they will see if the victim's chest rises. If it does not, they will give the second breath, then resume the ratio of 30:2 compressions to rescue breaths.

Both methods should continue until and automated electronic defibrillator (AED) is located and/or emergency medical personnel arrive.

How do I perform CPR if I am the only person on the scene?

Single-rescuer CPR is harder to perform because the rescuer does not have another person to call 911, locate the AED, and assist with rescue breathing. If an individual is alone, they should call 911 on their mobile phone and use the speakerphone to talk to the operator while beginning CPR. If they do not have a mobile phone, they should perform 1 minute of CPR before going to call for help and before going to retrieve an AED.

What are the basics of first aid?

A first aid course will cover procedures for treating injuries such as wounds, burns, burns, choking, poisoning, head injuries, bone fractures, and more. First aid classes teach individuals how to assess people who have been injured and provide treatment for them until they can seek emergency care. An individual can take first aid classes either in-person or online. Free online classes are informative but don’t provide nationally-recognized certification or the in-depth training that most emergencies require.

How do you treat an unconscious choking victim?

When checking an unconscious victim's airway, a rescuer may discover that a foreign object is constricting their throat. In this situation, the rescuer must perform the Heimlich maneuver. To begin, the rescuer will lay the victim on their back and tilt the chin upwards to open the airway. If possible, remove any foreign objects in the mouth. Next, perform CPR chest compressions, which should dislodge the item they are choking on and will clear their airway. If the rescuer is unable to clear the airway and the victim remains unconscious, call 911 immediately.

What are the options for BLS and CPR courses near me?

In-person Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR courses are available in any major city in California, including Oakland, Sacramento, and Anaheim. Hospitals, community centers, and local health organizations will offer Red Cross CPR and first aid certification classes, typically on evenings and weekends. If an individual does not live in an area where a BLS/CPR course is offered, or they prefer to complete their certification on their own schedule, they may take an online course.

Many free online courses teach basic CPR guidelines and first aid basics but do not provide formal certification. For a small fee, individuals can become fuller certified online and can touch on more detailed techniques such as child CPR and CPR for infants. Similarly, free first aid classes will cover some basic knowledge but will not provide a curriculum as complete as a paid course will, nor will it give certification to participants who complete the class.

California CPR Data

  • California ranks 19th out of 50 states for the number of cardiovascular deaths in one year.
  • In the state of California, there were 230 cardiovascular deaths for every 100,000 people annually.
  • Cardiac arrest is a main cause of death in the US.
  • In California, men are 46% more likely to die from a cardiac-related incident than women are.
  • More than 350,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests happen in the US each year.

Certification and Renewals

How can I stay current with CPR guidelines?

Renewing CPR and first aid certification ensures that individuals stay informed of any new regulations from the AHA and the Red Cross. For people who wish to pursue further training, advanced CPR and first aid courses are available, as well as first responder courses. Any certification will come with an expiration date, and it is up to everyone to ensure that they renew their certification as required so they can stay current on their CPR and first aid skills.

How can I complete CPR renewals near me?

CPR and first aid renewals are easy to complete online through short refresher courses that help keep individuals as well as a professional rescuer current in their knowledge so they can provide emergency care with skill and confidence. Recertification can also be completed in-person through community health organizations across California if individuals prefer. Individuals should prioritize renewing their membership within the specified date on their CPR certification card.

5 Reasons Why American Training Association for CPR are the leaders in CPR/AED/First Aid Certification in California:

  1. Our certification is nationally accepted, meaning that a person can practice CPR and first aid nationwide after completing our course.
  2. Our 2-year certification gives participants the ability to print their certification card immediately following completion of the course. An official card will be mailed to successful participants the next day.
  3. Our course follows the latest guidelines from the AHA, Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC), and the International Committee Responsible for Coordination of all aspects of Cardiopulmonary and Cerebral Resuscitation (ILCOR), and is Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliant.
  4. We stand behind out courses and are proud to offer a 100% money-back guarantee if participants are not satisfied with their experience.
  5. Our one-hour courses save time for busy people who want all the benefits of CPR and first aid certification without taking too much out of their busy schedules.

Obtain CPR and First Aid Certification Today

American Training Association for CPR makes earning CPR and first aid certification easier than ever before. Online classes will teach participants how to get CPR certified and give them the tools they need to save lives when needed. Visit www.uscpronline.com to complete CPR and first aid certification today.

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Major Hospitals in California

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Sutter Amador Hospital 200 Mission Blvd, Jackson, CA 95642 (209) 223-7500
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 751 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128 (408) 885-5000
Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Santa Clara 700 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051 (408) 236-6400
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - San Francisco 2425 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115 (415) 833-2646
Doctors Medical Center-San Pablo 2000 Vale Rd, San Pablo, CA 94806 (510) 970-5000
San Francisco General Hospital 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 206-8000
Fresno Va Medical Center (Va Central California He 2615 E. Clinton Avenue, Fresno, CA 93703 (559) 228-5338
Ronald Reagan Ucla Medical Center 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (310) 825-6301
Va Long Beach Healthcare System 5901 E. Seventh Street, Long Beach, CA 90822 (562) 826-8000
Kern Medical Center 1700 Mount Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93306 (661) 326-2000
Palo Alto Va Medical Center 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (650) 858-3939
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center 6655 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120 (619) 229-3172
Va San Diego Healthcare System 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161 (858) 552-8585
San Francisco Va Medical Center 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121 (415) 221-4810
Mendocino Coast District Hospital 700 River Dr, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707) 961-1234

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