BLS CPR & AED classes in Idaho can help you become a more capable, confident, and helpful citizen. By learning lifesaving techniques, you can provide care when needed most and save the life of an infant, child, or adult during a medical emergency, even if you are not a healthcare provider, medical professional, or without formal medical training. Our CPR certification classes are accessible for all Idaho residents, including those in Boise and Idaho Falls.
Online CPR Certification in Idaho
We offer online CPR and First Aid training courses for Community, Workplace Employees, and Healthcare providers in Idaho. Thousands of institutions and organizations accept our course certification worldwide. As a result, we are trusted by thousands of healthcare professionals and public safety professionals for employment requirements.
Our Online CPR and First Aid training takes only a few short hours to complete but can help you save a life when every second counts. We follow the latest American Heart Association & Emergency Cardiovascular Care/ILCOR guidelines. We are also OSHA Standard-compliant to ensure that you get a quality education. From receiving your instructional materials, studying the online coursework, and taking the certification exam, you can count on us. In addition, our CPR completion card is nationally accepted. You can instantly print your digital completion card from your printer after the successful completion of our CPR class.
What is CPR?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique that manually pumps blood to deliver oxygen to the organs during a cardiac arrest when the heart cannot do it on its own. When not beating, the heart fails to pump blood to the body's major organs, including the brain. These organs need the oxygen contained in blood to survive, and without it, severe brain damage will occur within four minutes, and the victim will die within ten minutes. Therefore, performing immediate CPR dramatically improves a victim's chance of survival while waiting for the Medical Emergency Team
What is the proper way to perform CPR?
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the chain of survival guidelines for cardiac arrest CPR is:
Recognizing cardiac arrest and calling 911
Immediately performing CPR focusing on chest compressions
Care by emergency medical personnel.
In-hospital life support and care.
After rescuers call 911, they should check for responsiveness by tapping or shaking the victim's shoulder and asking, "Are you okay?" At this time, rescuers should also check for a pulse. If the victim does not respond and has no pulse, begin CPR. Basic CPR, also known as compressions-only CPR, involves pumping the center of the victim's chest with both hands, at least 2 inches in depth, and at a rate of 120 compressions per minute. Rescuers should continue to perform CPR until an emergency medical team arrives and can take over.
Is it possible to perform CPR with just one rescuer?
Ideally, CPR is carried out with two rescuers so that one person can call 911 while the other begins CPR. When two or more rescuers are present, they can alternate positions between rescue breathing and performing compressions to prevent fatigue. Having two rescuers also allows chest compressions and rescue breathing to happen simultaneously, at a rate of 15:2 chest compressions to rescue breaths.
When an individual is an alone rescuer, they should call 911 using the speakerphone function while they begin chest compressions, which allows them to communicate with a 911 operator without interrupting their ability to deliver compressions. When alone, rescuers will follow a ratio of 30 chest compressions to 2 rescue breaths. Do not stop compressions or take a break until an emergency medical responder can take over.
What is the recommended treatment for spinal injuries?
If a rescuer suspects a spinal injury, they must call 911 immediately and should not attempt to move the victim.
If the victim is unresponsive, rescuers should perform CPR. If two rescuers are present, they can turn the victim onto their side, but only if they are vomiting or bleeding from the nose or mouth. Again, rescuers need to reassure the victim to help them remain as still as possible while waiting for emergency medical care to arrive.
Signs of a spinal injury include Head injury, Lack of control or numbness in the arms and legs, Back pain, Loss of bowel or bladder control.
Idaho CPR Data
Idaho ranks 18th out of 50 states for cardiovascular deaths in one year.
For every 100,000 people in Idaho, there are 229 cardiovascular deaths annually.
Over 350,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests happen across the US every year.
Cardiac arrest is a top cause of death in the US.
Only 46% of Americans who died from cardiovascular complications had received CPR before emergency medical support arrived.
In Idaho, men are 45% more likely to die from cardiovascular complications than women are.