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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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For Lay Responders
Includes Bleeding, Shock, Poisoning Other
Universal Precautions
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We offer Online CPR certification courses for Community, Workplace Employees, and Healthcare professionals in Maine, including Bangor and Portland. 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 public safety professionals worldwide for their employment growth.

Online CPR Certification in Maine

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 lifesaving technique used when a cardiac emergency occurs. Cardiac arrest happens if the heart unexpectedly stops beating. Without a heartbeat, the heart cannot pump blood to the body’s major organs like the brain and liver. Blood contains oxygen, which these organs require to survive. Without oxygen, severe brain damage occurs within four minutes, and death occurs within ten minutes. CPR manually pumps oxygenated blood to the organs when the heart cannot do so due to cardiovascular complications.

What is the proper way to perform CPR?

Every moment matters to increase a victim’s chance of survival. Therefore, rescuers should not hesitate to begin CPR. The American Heart Association describes the proper CPR guidelines as follows:

  • Check the victim for responsiveness by asking loudly, “Are you okay?” and shaking their shoulder firmly. If they are unresponsive and do not have a pulse, rescuers should call 911 and begin CPR immediately.
  • Rescuers should perform rapid chest compressions at a rate of 120 beats per minute, firmly pressing down a minimum of 2 inches deep into the victim’s chest. Continue compressions until emergency medical assistance arrives and can take over.
  • If a victim is not breathing normally, rescuers should perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, also known as rescue breathing. Placing their mouth over the victim’s, rescuers should deliver one rescue breath and observe if the victim’s chest rises. If the chest does not inflate, give a second breath before resuming chest compressions.
  • 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.

What is the procedure for clearing a victim’s airway?

According to the American Heart Association CPR guidelines, rescuers should take no more than ten seconds to pause chest compressions and check for signs of life. Placing an ear above the mouth and nostrils allows rescuers to determine if a victim is breathing, as does watching the chest for the normal rise and fall pattern that occurs with regular breath.

If the victim requires rescue breathing because they are not breathing normally on their own, the rescuer must first clear their airway. To do this, they will lean the victim’s head back and tilt the chin up. Remove any obstructing or foreign objects in the mouth to prevent choking. Once the airway is open, the rescuer can deliver rescue breaths.

Maine CPR Data

  • Maine ranks 12th out of 50 states for cardiovascular deaths in one year.
  • For every 100,000 people in Maine, there are 220 cardiovascular deaths annually.
  • 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.
  • Over 350,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests happen across the US every year.
  • In Maine, men are 45% 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 Maine:

  • Our training courses 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 certification is valid for two years from the course’s completion date. A digital certificate is ready for immediate printing, and an official CPR completion card will be mailed the following day.
  • All our CPR training certifications are nationally accepted and recognized in any state.
  • Our CPR training classes feature more than 60 minutes of training videos, which is ideal for visual learners who want to see CPR and first aid techniques in action.
  • Our online training materials are expertly written and reviewed by AHA-trained and board-certified physicians.

Earn your CPR/First Aid Certification Today

We offer a wide range of training opportunities in CPR, AED (Automated External Defibrillator), First Aid, and BLS (Basic Life Support). Experienced professionals teach our online courses, and we follow the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association for Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines.

Don’t put CPR and first aid training off any longer – sign up today and complete an American Training Association for CPR class today so that you can become equipped to save lives and take action in an emergency. Visit to begin an online course


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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 topics will a basic first aid course cover?

Free online first aid classes will teach participants the basics of treating accidental injuries such as broken bones, seizures, burns, wounds, head injuries, eye injuries, poisoning, and choking or airway obstruction. In addition, many classes will cover basic CPR and techniques like child CPR or CPR for infants. However, it is essential to remember that free first aid or CPR training classes provide instruction only and will not provide certification upon completion. For individuals who wish to obtain official first aid and CRP certification, a proper course, like a Red Cross certification class with a CPR and first aid exam, is required.

Q. What's the best way to treat bone fractures?

There are many degrees of bone fractures, ranging from mild to severe. A severe fracture may be accompanied by a concussion, heavy bleeding, or broken bones piercing the skin. If a victim displays any of these conditions, rescuers should call 911. Perform CPR if the victim does not have a pulse or is unresponsive.

Rescuers should focus on stopping any bleeding by applying steady pressure and wrapping the fracture. Steady the fractured area in a splint and apply ice to the injured area if available. In the case of severe fractures, 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. In the case of a mild fracture, rescuers may drive the victim to the nearest ER.

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

Basic life support (BLS), CPR, and first aid classes are offered across Maine throughout main centers like Augusta and Bar Harbor. Additionally, courses are available at community centers and health organizations, whether it's an in person skills session, simulation learning, or online training.

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. How do I keep my certifications current?

CPR renewals ensure that an individual's knowledge is up to date with the latest American Heart Association guidelines. A refresher CPR and first aid course and exam are required to renew certification. However, experienced medical professionals or health providers have the option of bypassing the course and completing the testing portion only, allowing them to renew their certification while saving time.

Q. Where can I find CPR renewals near me?

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

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