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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
Updated 2020 Guidelines
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For Lay Responders
Includes Bleeding, Shock, Poisoning Other
Universal Precautions
Proper PPE Usage
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We offer Online CPR certification courses for Community, Workplace Employees, and Healthcare professionals in Louisiana, including Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. CPR classes make it easy to gain the skills needed to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies like heart attack and cardiac arrest. Thousands of institutions and organizations accept our course certification worldwide. As a result, we are trusted by hundreds of thousands of healthcare providers and medical professionals worldwide for their employment growth.

Online CPR Certification in Louisiana

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 training materials, studying the online coursework, taking the certification exam, and getting your certificate of completion, you can count on us.

Our Online CPR certification classes take only a few short hours to complete but can help you save a life when every second counts. In addition, our CPR certification cards are nationally accepted. You can instantly print your digital certification cards from your printer after the successful completion of our CPR class. The official certification card will be mailed the next day.

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 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation improves a victim's chance of survival.

What is the proper way to perform CPR?

According to the latest American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, the proper CPR procedure uses the following steps:

  • Check the victim for responsiveness by asking, "Are you okay?" and shaking them firmly. If they do not respond and there is no pulse, rescuers should call 911 and begin performing CPR immediately.
  • Perform rapid chest compressions at a rate of 120 per minute, pushing down a minimum of 2 inches on the victim's chest. Continue compressions until emergency medical assistance arrives.
  • If a victim is not breathing, rescuers should perform rescue breathing where they place their mouth over the victim's, deliver one rescue breath and observe if their chest rises. If it does not, give the second breath before resuming chest compressions.
  • Continue CPR using the ratio of 30:2 compressions to rescue breaths until emergency medical support arrives. If the victim's normal breath returns, rescuers can continue with chest compressions only.

How do CPR procedures differ when there are multiple rescuers?

While one person can perform CPR effectively alone, it is beneficial to have at least two people to assist with a cardiac arrest. When there are multiple rescuers, one person can perform CPR and deliver chest compressions uninterrupted. With two or more rescuers, the other rescuer can be responsible for calling 911 and retrieving an AED. The second rescuer can then assist in performing both compressions and rescue breathing when needed. When there are two responders, they should follow the ratio of 15:2 compression to rescue breaths, and they should alternate positions every few minutes to prevent fatigue.

Louisiana CPR Data

  • Louisiana ranks 46th out of 50 states for cardiovascular deaths in one year.
  • For every 100,000 people in Louisiana, there are 313 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 Louisiana, men are 48% more likely to die from cardiovascular complications than women are.

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

  • Our certification programs are nationally accepted so that an individual can practice CPR and first aid across the US after completing any of our courses.
  • Our CPR training follows the latest guidelines from the 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.
  • Successful participants earn two-year certification. Certification cards are available for immediate printing, and an official CPR card is mailed the next day.
  • Our interactive learning modules make learning CPR and first aid training easy and accessible for anyone.
  • Our course material is expertly written and reviewed by AHA-trained, board-certified physicians and educators.

Earn your CPR/First Aid Certification Today

Obtaining CPR and first aid certification has never been easier than with American Training Association for CPR's online courses. Take this vital step towards becoming more educated and prepared to save lives and provide treatment in an emergency situation. Visit to complete 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 first aid basics should I learn?

A first aid course will cover procedures for treating accidental injuries such as poisoning, head injuries, wounds, burns, choking, bone fractures, and more. First aid classes teach the skills needed to assess injured people and provide treatment until they can seek professional medical care. Individuals can take first aid classes either in-person or online. It is essential to note that free online classes are informative but don't provide nationally-recognized certification or the in-depth training required by most emergencies.

Q: Where are BLS, CPR, and first aid classes available near me?

Basic life support (BLS), CPR, and first aid classes are offered in various training centers across Louisiana and in many locations across municipalities like Lafayette and Baton Rouge. Additionally, courses are available at community centers and health organizations, hospitals, and swimming pools.

Online classes are an excellent option for busy professionals who find it difficult to schedule in-person courses or prefer self-guided learning. It is important to note that free CPR classes are informative but do not offer certification upon completion. Courses that provide formal first aid and CPR certification are available online for a small fee. Certification courses will cover core skills and more specialized procedures like child or infant CPR/first aid and will teach methods recognized by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

Q. What can I do to broaden my CPR and first aid knowledge?

Individuals and professionals who are interested in learning advanced first aid and CPR procedures may consider a first responder course, a pediatric CPR course, or a mental health first aid class in addition to learning BLS skills and earning basic certification. Many training centers offer these certification courses across Louisiana.

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

Individuals, including medical professionals, must renew their initial license before it expires. They can complete CPR and first aid recertification courses at training centers across Louisiana, or they may opt for the convenience of an online course. Participants must note whether a course provides free first aid and CPR information only or whether it offers official certification upon successful completion.

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