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CPR /AED Certification

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CPR (Adult / Child / Infant)
Recovery Position
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Includes CPR (Adult/ Child and Infant) Training
Includes First Aid (Bleeding,Shock,Poisoning)
Universal Precautions
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Includes Bleeding, Shock, Poisoning Other
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We offer Online CPR certification courses for Community, Workplace Employees, Healthcare professionals, and all Iowa residents, including those in Iowa City, Fort Dodge, and Des Moines. CPR classes make it easy to gain the skills needed to respond during cardiac or breathing emergencies. Thousands of institutions and organizations accept our course certification worldwide. As a result, we are trusted by hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide for their employment growth.

Online CPR Certification in Iowa

Our online training in CPR, first aid, and basic life support follows 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 comprehensive training materials, studying the online coursework, taking the certification exam, and getting your certificate of completion, you can count on us.

Our Online CPR and First Aid training classes take only a few short hours to complete but can help you save a life in times of medical emergency. In addition, our CPR certification cards are nationally accepted. You can instantly print your digital completion card after the successful completion of our CPR class.

What is CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique used to save the lives of cardiac arrest victims. Cardiac emergencies happen if the heart unexpectedly stops beating. Blood contains oxygen, which the body's major organs, like the brain, kidneys, and liver, need to survive. Without a heartbeat, the heart cannot pump blood to these organs. Without oxygen, severe brain damage occurs within four minutes, and death occurs within ten minutes. CPR manually pumps blood to the organs when the heart cannot do so due to cardiovascular complications.

What are the current CPR guidelines?

An individual can perform CPR in a few simple steps, checking the victim for responsiveness and a pulse. If there is no pulse, rescuers should have another bystander call 911 while they start CPR immediately. To perform CPR today, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, rescuers should follow these guidelines:

  • Kneel above the victim's chest and stack the hands in the center of the victim's breastbone.
  • Perform rapid compressions at a rate of approximately 120 per minute. Pump the chest at least 2 inches downward with each compression and allow the chest to recoil between compressions.
  • If the victim is not breathing normally, the rescuer should open the airway by tilting the head back, then delivering one rescue breath and see if the victim's chest rises and the breath returns. If the chest does not inflate, rescuers should give a second rescue breath then return to chest compressions.
  • Alternate compressions with rescue breathing using a ratio of 30 compressions to 2 rescue breaths, or 15:2 if two rescuers are present.

What is the procedure for performing child CPR?

The process for performing child and infant CPR is similar to the steps for giving adult CPR, with several fundamental changes:

  • Chest compressions should only be as deep as 1/3 of the child's chest depth, or no more than 2 inches.
  • On very young children, only one hand may be required for compressions.
  • Rescue breaths should be less forceful.
  • Rescuers should use a 15:2 ratio for chest compressions to rescue breaths.

What is the proper way to treat puncture wounds?

Some puncture wounds are superficial, while others can be more dangerous if they are large or become infected. If the victim is bleeding heavily, rescuers should call 911 or immediately drive them to the nearest hospital emergency department. To treat the wound, the rescuer should first focus on stopping the bleeding by applying pressure. Once bleeding has stopped, rescuers should clean the wound with soap and water and apply an antibiotic ointment like Polysporin if available.

Provide fresh bandages to keep the wound free from infection. The victim can take a pain reliever like Tylenol or Advil and should get a Tetanus or Tetanus booster if needed. Rescuers should attempt to keep the victim calm and can assist the victim in raising their legs above their heart to increase blood pressure and prevent fainting.

Iowa CPR Data

  • Iowa ranks 27th out of 50 states for the number of cardiovascular deaths in one year.
  • In Iowa, there were 246 cardiovascular deaths for every 100,000 people 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 Iowa, men are 50% more likely to die from a cardiac-related incident than women are.

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

  • Our certification is nationally accepted, enabling participants to practice CPR and first aid in any state.
  • The online classes in our training center follow the latest guidelines from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, 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 certifications are valid for two years from the course completion date. After taking our online classes, participants can access their completion card for immediate printing, and an official CPR completion card will be mailed the next day.
  • Our board-certified physician-written course material gives participants an expert education.
  • Our training center offers a 100% money-back guarantee to ensure complete satisfaction among all course participants.

Obtain CPR and First Aid Certification Today

CPR and first aid certification have never been more accessible than with American Training Association for CPR. Take one of our convenient and reputable courses to become certified and learn the lifesaving skills needed to respond in times of emergency. Visit to begin 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 information is covered in first aid classes?

Any first aid training classes will teach techniques for treating accidental injuries, including burns, cuts, fractures, choking, poisoning, sprains, head injuries, and seizures. Some courses may also cover relevant topics such as child and infant CPR and mental health first aid, and the basics. It is important to note that free classes are meant to teach CPR and first aid procedures only and are not suitable for individuals who wish to earn formal certification. American Red Cross CPR and first aid classes or equivalent courses are required for official certification.

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

Basic life support (BLS), CPR, and first aid classes are offered across Iowa in municipalities like Mason City, Cedar Rapids, and Waterloo. Individuals can take group courses through community centers, hospitals, swimming pools, and public health organizations. In addition, there are a wide variety of training options such as in person classroom training, blended learning, and online training. Online CPR & First Aid training classes are ideal for busy professionals who find it difficult to attend group skills sessions.

Individuals should note that free CPR training, whether it's online or in person classes is informative but does not offer certification upon completion. First aid and CPR certification courses are available online for a small fee and will cover core skills and more specialized procedures like pediatric CPR, CPR for health care providers, and will provide a completion certificate after passing the exam.

Q. How can I stay current in my CPR and first aid knowledge?

The best way to enhance CPR and first aid skills is to stay current with renewing certifications. A CPR certification card will always list the expiration date so individuals can easily ensure that they renew their training within that timeframe.

People interested in further education should consider a first responder course or an American Red Cross program in addition to their CPR and first aid certification. Other specialized courses include topics such as baby first aid or mental health first aid.

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

Individuals, including health care provider, can complete CPR and first aid certification renewals at class locations across Iowa, or they may opt to enjoy the convenience and flexibility of an online CPR renewal course. Participants must check whether a course provides free first aid and CPR information only or offers official certification upon completion.

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