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CPR certification in Illinois

American Training Association for CPR provides online CPR and First Aid training that is available to all Illinois residents, including those in Chicago, Champaign, and Bloomington.

What is CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique used to save lives in the event of a cardiac arrest, meaning that the heart has unexpectedly stopped beating. The heart pumps blood to the body’s major organs, including the liver and brain, which need the oxygen that is in the blood to survive. Without a heartbeat, the oxygenated blood is not able to reach these organs. Brain damage can occur within four minutes and death within ten minutes. CPR manually pumps blood to the organs.

What are the guidelines for performing CPR?

The American Heart Association (AHA) outlines basic CPR in just a few simple steps:

  1. Check the victim for responsiveness and a pulse. If they do not have a pulse, call 911 and report a cardiac arrest.
  2. Begin CPR immediately by kneeling above the victim's chest with the arms straight, placing the hands on top of one another in the center of the chest.
  3. Rapidly compress the victim’s chest at a rate of 120 compressions per minute, pressing at least two inches into the chest each time. Continue until emergency medical services personnel can take over. This type of CPR is called compression-only CPR and is recommended for rescuers who are not certified because it is the simplest technique.

When should I perform mouth to mouth resuscitation?

Rescuers who are CPR certified should perform mouth to mouth, also known as CPR with rescue breathing if the victim is not breathing. Rescuers should open the victim’s airway by tilting the head back. Next, placing their mouth over the victim’s mouth, deliver one rescue breath and observe if the victim’s chest rises. If it does not, deliver the second breath and then resume chest compressions, alternating 2 rescue breaths for every 30 compressions. Continue the ratio of 30:2 compressions to breaths until emergency support arrives.

Illinois CPR Data

  • Illinois ranks 32nd out of 50 states for the number of cardiovascular deaths in one year.
  • In the state of Illinois, there were 254 cardiovascular deaths for every 100,000 people annually.
  • More than 350,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests happen in the US each year.
  • Cardiac arrest is a main cause of death in the US.
  • In Illinois, men are 49% more likely to die from a cardiac-related incident than women are.

What first aid basics do I need to know?

First aid knowledge is critical for preventing further harm in the event of an accidental injury and in assisting in an injury's proper healing. Basic classes will teach first aid procedures involving burns, choking, seizures, wounds, bone fractures, poisoning, and head injuries. Many classes will also touch on child CPR and CPR for infants as well. Healthcare professionals who require further training should look for a first responder or health provider CPR course.

How are bone fractures treated?

Fractures can range from mild to severe. A severe fracture may be accompanied by a concussion, heavy bleeding, or broken bones piercing the skin. If a rescuer observes any of these conditions, call 911 and perform CPR if the victim does not have a pulse.

Rescuers should focus stopping bleeding by applying steady pressure and wrapping the fracture if needed. If possible, restrain the fractured area in a splint and use ice. Rescuers should not attempt to move the victim unless they are in harm's way. If the victim appears faint, elevating the legs above the heart will raise the blood pressure and reduce the likelihood of fainting. In the case of a mild fracture, rescuers may drive the victim to the nearest ER, or they should wait until first responders arrive on the scene if it is a severe fracture.

Where can I find BLS, CPR, and first aid classes near me?

Individuals have several options for taking basic life support (BLS), CPR, and first aid training. Community health organizations, fire halls, and hospitals will offer in-person Red Cross CPR and first aid certification classes in cities like Rockford and Springfield. Many people with busy schedules prefer to take online CPR and first aid classes which allow them to complete training at their own pace and on their own schedule. There are many free online first aid classes, but individuals should note that these are informational only and typically do not provide AHA recognized certification.

CPR and First Aid Certifications and Renewals

How long will my CPR certification be valid?

Depending on the provider, CPR and first aid certification is valid for either one or two years. Individuals should check the expiration date on their CPR card and ensure that they renew their certification within that date. Staying current with CPR and first aid certification ensures that an individual is always well-informed and ready to act in an emergency.

Where can I obtain CPR and first aid renewals near me?

The easiest way to renew a CPR card is through an online certification course. Renewals can be completed in approximately one hour and are a convenient alternative to attending an in-person workshop.

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

  1. Our courses provide successful participants with 2-year certification and the ability to print their certification card immediately. An official CPR card will be mailed the next day.
  2. Our certification is nationally recognized, meaning that an individual can practice CPR and first aid across the US after completing our course.
  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. Our course material is written by AHA-trained physicians and educators.
  5. Our one-hour classes save valuable time for busy people who want all the benefits of CPR and first aid certification without making a significant time commitment.

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Major Hospitals in Illinois

Hospital Name Address Phone
Cgh Medical Center 100 East Lefevre Road, Sterling, IL 61081 (815) 625-0400
Jersey Community Hospital 400 Maple Summit Road, Jerseyville, IL 62052 (618) 498-6402
John H Stroger Jr Hospital 1901 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60612 (312) 864-6000
University Of Illinois Hospital 1740 West Taylor St Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60612 (312) 996-3900
Dr John Warner Hospital 422 W White St, Clinton, IL 61727 (217) 935-9571
Pinckneyville Community Hospital 101 N Walnut, Pinckneyville, IL 62274 (618) 357-2187
Franklin Hospital 201 Bailey Lane, Benton, IL 62812 (618) 439-3761
Morrison Community Hospital 303 N Jackson Street, Morrison, IL 61270 (815) 772-4003
Perry Memorial Hospital 530 Park Avenue East, Princeton, IL 61356 (815) 875-2811
Salem Township Hospital 1201 Ricker Drive, Salem, IL 62881 (618) 548-3194

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