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CPR /AED Certification

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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
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BLS, CPR & AED classes in Minnesota can help you become a more capable, confident, and helpful citizen. By learning lifesaving techniques, you can provide care when needed most and save the life of an infant, child, or adult during a medical emergency, even if you are not a healthcare professional or without formal medical training. Our CPR certification classes are available to all Minnesota residents, including individuals in Minneapolis or Rochester.

Online CPR Certification in Minnesota

We offer online CPR & First Aid certification courses for Community, Workplace Employees, and Healthcare providers in Minnesota. Thousands of institutions and organizations accept our course certification worldwide. As a result, we are trusted by thousands of healthcare professionals and public safety professionals for employment requirements.

Our Online CPR & First Aid training takes only a few short hours to complete but can help you save a life when every second counts. We follow 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, and taking the certification exam, you can count on us. In addition, our CPR completion card is nationally accepted. You can instantly print your digital certification card from your printer after the successful completion of our CPR class.

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 are the basic guidelines for performing CPR?

According to the American Heart Association, the chain of survival guidelines for cardiac arrest CPR for Adults is:

  • Recognizing cardiac arrest and calling 911
  • Immediately performing CPR focusing on chest compressions
  • Rapid defibrillation
  • Care by an emergency medical responder
  • In-hospital life support and care

The first three simple steps require emergency bystander action, which should begin by calling 911. Next, rescuers should check for responsiveness by tapping the victim and asking, "Are you okay?" At this time, rescuers should also check for a pulse. If the victim does not respond and has no pulse, begin CPR. Compression-only CPR, or hands-only CPR, involves pumping the center of the victim's chest with both hands, at least 2 inches in depth, and at a rate of 120 compressions per minute. Continue CPR until an emergency medical responder arrives.

When is an AED required?

CPR manually pumps blood when the heart stops during a cardiopulmonary arrest, but it does not restart the heart. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is needed to start a heart that has stopped beating. These devices are available in public areas like airports, subway stations, libraries, schools, parks, shopping malls, and sports arenas.

A victim will require the use of an AED if they do not have a pulse. Rescuers should check for a pulse at either the wrist or the sides of the neck. If there is no pulse, the victim needs an AED to restart their heart. Ideally, another bystander will find the nearest AED, or the rescuer should perform five cycles of chest compressions before leaving the victim to retrieve the device themselves. The voice-automated device will guide the rescuer through each step of use. After using the AED, rescuers should confirm that the victim’s pulse returns before they stop delivering chest compressions. They may continue rescue breathing if the victim is not breathing on their own.

Minnesota CPR Data

  • Minnesota ranks 1st out of 50 states for cardiovascular deaths in one year.
  • For every 100,000 people in Minnesota, there are 188 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 Minnesota, men are 53% 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 Minnesota:

  • Our online training courses are nationally recognized and accepted, so participants can perform CPR and first aid anywhere in the US.
  • Our course 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.
  • Our certification is valid for two years after it is issued. CPR cards are available for printing immediately after successful completion of the course, and an official certification card is mailed the following day.
  • 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 interactive learning model is easy for participants to work through, no matter their preferred learning style.

Obtain CPR and First Aid Certification Today

American Training Association for CPR makes earning CPR and first aid certification more accessible than ever before. Online classes will teach participants how to get CPR certified and give them the invaluable tools they need to provide life saving care during times of emergency. Visit to complete online 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 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: Does a black eye require first aid?

A black eye Is caused by broken blood vessels or bleeding beneath the skin around the eye, which happens when there is a sudden trauma to the eye area. Hyphema occurs when bleeding is present inside the eye. Most black eyes are treatable with an ice pack to minimize swelling. In cases where blood is visible in the eye, when the victim has any sudden vision problems, or where blood is leaking from the eye, victims must seek immediate medical care at the nearest emergency room.

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

Basic life support (BLS) and CPR courses are offered in many locations throughout Minnesota, with many choices in municipalities like Bloomington and Marshall. In addition, community centers, local health organizations, hospitals, and local fire halls may offer CPR and first aid certification classes. There are also many free online classes, which allow participants to take the course on their schedule. It is important to note that free CPR classes provide individuals with instructional information but typically don't include a formal certification component.

Q. What CPR and first aid training certification specialties are available?

Individuals who wish to enhance their Basic Life Support skills are encouraged to take additional classes with a specialty of interest to them. Common areas of expertise are child CPR and CPR for infants, CPR for the health care provider, mental health first aid, first responder courses, and CPR for the professional rescuer. These classes can usually be combined with standard BLS renewal courses to supplement core skills.

Q. How can I find CPR renewals near me?

CPR renewal is required for cardholders to maintain their CPR skills sharp and stay updated on the American Heart Association and Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines. In-person skills session and traditional classroom setting for CPR renewal classes are offered throughout cities in Minnesota, such as Minneapolis and St. Cloud.

Individuals can also renew their CPR certification by taking an online recertification course. Online courses are an appealing option for people in remote locations where classes are not regularly held or professionals with busy schedules who prefer to complete training courses at their own pace. Individuals can access their refresher materials anytime on mobile devices and PC.

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