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CPR /AED Certification

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For the Community & Workplace
CPR (Adult / Child / Infant)
Recovery Position
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For Lay Responders
Includes CPR (Adult/ Child and Infant) Training
Includes First Aid (Bleeding,Shock,Poisoning)
Universal Precautions
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Includes Bleeding, Shock, Poisoning Other
Universal Precautions
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Looking for an easy and quick way to earn your CPR, First Aid, or BLS card? You can certify or recertify with an American Healthcare Association guideline-compliant course exclusively created by American Board certified Physicians.

Online CPR Certification in Arkansas

We offer CPR certification courses for Community, Workplace Employees, and Healthcare providers in Arkansas. Thousands of institutions and organizations accept our course certification worldwide, and we are trusted by hundreds of thousands of professionals like you all over the United States and worldwide. We follow the latest American Heart Association & Emergency Cardiovascular Care/ILCOR guidelines (2015). We are also OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 compliant, so you can ensure that you are getting a quality education. In addition, our CPR certifications are nationally accepted. You can instantly print your digital certificate from your printer after successful completion. American Training Association for CPR provides online CPR & First Aid training and certification accessible to all Arkansas residents, including those in Jonesboro and Little Rock.

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 beat on its own. When it is 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 chances of survival. You can check out our FREE CPR course if you are looking for a quick way to learn how to save a life.

What is the correct way to perform CPR?

Rescuers should perform CPR according to the latest guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA), which lists the following steps:

  • Check the victim for responsiveness. If they do not respond and they do not have a pulse, have another bystander call 911 and begin performing CPR as soon as possible. Remember that acting quickly is critical to a victim's survival, so rescuers should not delay beginning CPR or take any breaks for more than 10 seconds at a time once they start.
  • Perform chest compressions, pressing down a minimum of 2 inches on the victim's chest at a rate of 120 compressions per minute. Continue compressions until emergency medical assistance arrives. If another rescuer is present, take turns delivering compressions and frequently alternate to avoid fatigue.
  • Perform CPR at a ratio of 30 compressions to 2 rescue breaths and continue this pattern until emergency medical staff arrives. If a victim’s normal breath returns, rescuers can continue to perform compressions only.

How and when do I perform mouth-to-mouth?

Use rescue breathing when a victim is not breathing normally on their own. To begin, rescuers should ensure that the victim's airway opens by tilting the head back. After delivering 30 chest compressions, rescuers should place their mouth over the victim's mouth, give one rescue breath and observe if their chest rises. If not, rescuers should give a second breath before resuming chest compressions. Continue using the ratio of 30:2 compressions to rescue breaths until the victim has returned to normal breathing, then continue compressions until emergency personnel arrives. If two rescuers are present, use a ratio of 15:2 compressions to rescue breaths.

What is the correct way to treat an unconscious choking victim?

When a rescuer discovers an unconscious person, they should first call 911, check for a pulse, and check their airway. If they determine that the victim is choking on something blocking their throat, they must perform the Heimlich maneuver. Roll the victim onto their back and tilt the chin upwards to open the airway. If possible, remove any visible objects in the mouth. Next, perform CPR chest compressions, which should dislodge the item and open their airway. If the rescuer cannot clear the airway and the victim remains unconscious, continue chest compressions until emergency medical services arrive.

Arkansas CPR Data

  • Arkansas ranks 37th out of 50 states for cardiovascular deaths in one year.
  • For every 100,000 people in Arkansas, there are 317 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 America.
  • Only 46% of Americans who died from cardiovascular complications had received CPR before emergency medical support arrived.
  • In Arkansas, men are 43% more likely to die from a cardiovascular complication than women are.

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

  • Our certification classes follow 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.
  • Our courses are nationally recognized, meaning participants can perform CPR and first aid anywhere across the US.
  • Our certification is valid for two years after its issued. CPR cards are available for printing immediately after completing the course, and an official card is sent by mail the following day.
  • Our competitive pricing gives participants the best quality instruction at the best value for their money.
  • Our course materials include over 60 minutes of video training, allowing participants to see CPR and first aid techniques in action.

Obtain CPR and First Aid Certification Today

American Training Association for CPR courses allows individuals to earn CPR and first aid certification more easily and conveniently than ever before. Online classes teach participants the tools they need to obtain certification and save lives with CPR and first aid. Visit to complete CPR and first aid certification today.


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Browse through our frequently asked questions to learn more about our courses. Our support team is always standing by for further assistance and questions
Q. What are the first aid basics that everyone should know?

First aid is used to preserve life and treat accidental injuries until a person can seek further medical care. Some of the most common injuries that a first aid course covers are bone fractures, poisoning, head injuries, wounds, choking, and burns. Both in-person and online classes will cover these basics. Free first aid classes will teach helpful information but do not provide certification. Individuals who wish to receive formal CPR or first aid certification should ensure that any course they take can provide them with the credentials that they need upon completion.

Q: What are the options for BLS and CPR classes near me?

Basic life support (BLS), CPR, and first aid classes are offered across Arkansas throughout municipalities like El Dorado and Pine Bluff. Community centers, hospitals, and public health organizations provide a variety of courses. Online classes are a convenient alternative for individuals who do not live in an area where courses are offered or for busy professionals who prefer to complete their training according to their schedule and pace. It is worth noting that free CPR classes and free BLS renewal are informative but will not offer certification upon completion. American Red Cross or American Heart Association certification courses will cover standard lifesaving techniques and more specialized first aid procedures like child or infant CPR.

Q. How can I enhance my CPR and first aid knowledge?

The best way to maximize CPR and first aid skills is to stay current with certification renewals. Individuals should ensure that they renew their certification by completing refresher training within the timeframe indicated on their CPR card. People interested in further education should consider a first responder course or specialized courses on baby first aid or mental health first aid in addition to their CPR and first aid certification.

Q. Where can I find CPR and first aid renewals near me?

Participants can renew their CPR and first aid credentials the same way they earned their initial certification or through classes offered throughout Arkansas. Alternatively, they may opt for the convenience of renewing their certificate by completing an online course and exam.

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