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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 training courses for Community, Workplace Employees, Healthcare professionals, and residents in all Massachusetts cities, including Boston, Plymouth, and Brookline. 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 professionals in the healthcare industry for their employment growth.

Online CPR Certification in Massachusetts

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, you can count on us.

Our Online CPR and first aid training 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.

What is CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique used to save the lives of cardiac arrest victims. Cardiac arrest happens 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 is the correct way to perform CPR?

Remembering that every second counts in increasing a victim’s chance of survival, rescuers should not delay beginning CPR. According to the American Heart Association, the proper CPR technique is as follows:

  • Check the victim for responsiveness by asking, “Are you okay?” and shaking their shoulder. If they do not respond and have no pulse, have another bystander call 911 and begin performing CPR immediately.
  • Perform rapid chest compressions at a rate of 100- 120 compressions per minute, firmly pressing down a minimum of 2 inches on the victim’s chest.
  • If a victim is not breathing, rescuers should perform rescue breathing. Placing your 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.
  • If using rescue breathing, use the ratio of 30 compressions to 2 rescue breaths and continue until emergency medical staff arrives.

How does infant CPR differ from child CPR?

Due to an infant’s much smaller size, a gentler touch is used than what is required for adult CPR. Compressions should be 1/3 the depth of the infant’s total chest depth. Rescuers may only need to use several fingers to compress the chest, and rescue breaths should be less forceful. If using an AED to restart the heart, use the pediatric pads that come with the AED.

How should insect bites be treated in severely allergic people?

Most insect stings have mild reactions, but reactions can be severe if untreated in some people with allergies. If an anaphylactic reaction occurs (symptoms include trouble breathing, swelling of the face, lips and throat, hives, faintness, redness, abdominal pain, and vomiting), rescuers must use an auto-injector, typically an EPI pen, on the victim's thigh and prevent death. Rescuers should perform CPR when needed and place the victim lying on their side to prevent choking.
Mild reactions can be treated with Benadryl, removing the stinger and applying ice to the area. Mild symptoms include swelling, nausea, and vomiting. Because mild symptoms can mirror anaphylaxis at the start of the reaction, rescuers should watch for additional swelling of the mouth and lips, indicating constriction of the throat and difficulty breathing. When in doubt, rescuers should administer the auto-injector and call 911 for further treatment.

Massachusetts CPR Data

  • Massachusetts ranks 3rd out of 50 states for cardiovascular deaths in one year.
  • Annually, there are 206 cardiovascular deaths for every 100,000 people in Massachusetts.
  • 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 Massachusetts, men are 49% 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 Massachusetts:

  • Successful participants earn two-year certification. Their certification card is available for immediate printing, and an official CPR card will be mailed the next day.
  • Our certification classes are nationally accepted so that an individual can practice CPR and first aid across the US after completing any of our courses.
  • Our BLS certification Boston follow 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.
  • We stand behind our classes and offer a 100% money-back guarantee to any participants who are not completely satisfied with the instruction they received.
  • AHA-trained, board-certified physicians and educators write our course material.

Obtain CPR and First Aid Certification Now

Earn CPR certification by registering for an American Training Association for CPR online CPR and first aid courses to teach individuals the skills they need to save lives and provide medical care in a wide range of emergencies. Visit to begin an American Heart Association-approved online certification course 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 techniques will I learn in a free CPR class?

Any first aid course should include basic techniques for treating accidental injuries like choking, wounds, poisoning, burns, seizures, and more. First aid prevents further harm and assists in treatment until further medical assistance is available. Individuals can learn first aid procedures in both online and in-person skills sessions. Participants should note that free CPR and first aid classes typically do not provide certification. Taking a Red Cross CPR and First Aid or AHA-approved course is best to earn nationally recognized certification.

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

Basic life support (BLS), CPR, and first aid classes are available in training centers across Massachusetts, at hospitals, community health centers, fire halls, and in locations across the state. Free CPR classes are offered in any major city center, including Salem, Springfield, and Worcester. Online classes are an attractive and convenient alternative to attending in-person skills sessions. Participants should confirm that a class has a CPR or first aid certification component for the most comprehensive training.

Q. How can I expand my knowledge and learn more about first aid and CPR?

Individuals and professionals interested in pursuing first aid and CPR at a more advanced level may consider a first responder course, an infant or child CPR class, or a mental health first aid class in addition to learning Basic Life Support skills.

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

Individuals can renew their CPR and first aid initial certifications by taking a refresher class and passing another certification exam. Renewal courses can be completed in person at locations throughout Massachusetts or by taking a convenient online course.

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