We offer CPR certification courses accessible to all South Dakota residents, including those in Rapid City and Sioux Falls. CPR classes make it easy to gain the skills needed to respond to a wide range of medical emergency situations like cardiac arrest and first aid emergencies. 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 all over the United States and worldwide for their employment requirements.
Our Online CPR classes take 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 curriculum, and taking the certification exam, you can count on us. In addition, our CPR certification cards are nationally accepted, and the certification process is simple. You can instantly print your digital certificate from your printer after the successful completion of our CPR class.
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.
Using the latest American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations, rescuers should perform CPR with the following guidelines:
Rescuers who are CPR certified can perform rescue breathing in cases where the victim is not breathing on their own, using the following steps:
Any severe injury, such as blood loss or trauma, can cause victims to experience shock. Signs of shock include confusion, cold and clammy skin, dilated pupils, nausea, or unconsciousness. Shock can cause a decrease in the amount of oxygenated blood that reaches the organs, and as a result, untreated shock can be fatal. Rescuers should perform CPR to treat shock if the victim is unresponsive and doesn't have a pulse. Position the victim to lie down and elevate the feet twelve inches above the heart to increase blood pressure and prevent fainting. Check for other injuries while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive and treat them accordingly.
CPR and first aid certification have never been more accessible than with American Training Association for CPR. Don't postpone earning CPR certification any longer. Register for our online courses that allow participants to learn the skills they need to save lives and provide emergency medical care when needed. Through our online classes, participants will learn critical lifesaving techniques. Visit us at www.uscpronline.com to start training.
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All first aid classes, including free ones, will cover basic first aid procedures for treating a range of injuries, such as burns, choking, poisoning, head injuries, wounds, and bone fractures. Both in-person and online courses will teach individuals these first aid procedures. Many will also offer American Red Cross or American Heart Association first aid training to complete the class. In addition, many courses will teach child CPR, CPR for infants, and instructions for first responders.
Basic life support (BLS) and CPR classes are available at hospitals, community health centers, fire halls, and other training centers across South Dakota, including Aberdeen and Watertown. There is a variety of certification training such as classroom type, blended learning styles, and online training.
Online classes are a convenient alternative to attending in-person skills sessions for individuals who prefer independent learning. Participants should confirm that classes have a CPR or first aid certification component for the most reputable training. While many courses are available free of charge, individuals should be aware that these are intended for instruction only and do not offer formal AHA or Red Cross CPR or first aid certification.
CPR renewals ensure that an individual's knowledge is up to date with the latest American Heart Association guidelines for Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Individuals can easily renew their certification by completing a refresher CPR and first aid course and exam. Experienced medical professionals or health providers have the option of bypassing the course and completing the testing portion only, allowing them to save time when renewing their certification.