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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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For Lay Responders
Includes Bleeding, Shock, Poisoning Other
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We offer Online CPR certification courses for Community, Workplace Employees, Healthcare professionals, and all Tennessee residents, including those in Nashville, Jackson, and Knoxville. 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, healthcare providers, and medical professionals worldwide for their employment requirements.

Online CPR Certification in Tennessee

Our CPR, first aid, and basic life support certification classes 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 comprehensive training materials, studying the online coursework, taking the certification exam up to the certification process, you can count on us.

CPR training classes take only a few short hours to complete but can help you save a life in times of medical emergency. In addition, our CPR certification cards are nationally accepted. You can instantly print your digital completion card after the successful completion of our CPR class.

What is CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) manually pumps blood to deliver oxygen to the organs during cardiac emergencies. A cardiac arrest occurs when the heart cannot beat on its own. As a result, the heart fails to pump blood to the body's major organs, including the brain and kidneys. 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 CPR immediately following a cardiac arrest emergency improves the victim's chance of survival.

What is the correct way to perform CPR?

Immediate action is critical to improving a victim's chance of survival, as every second matters during a cardiac arrest. First, rescuers should check the victim for responsiveness and determine if they have a pulse. If there is no pulse, they should call 911 and report a cardiac arrest to the operator. Ideally, another bystander will be available to make the call so the first rescuer can begin CPR. The American Heart Association recommends the following guidelines for performing CPR:

1. Kneel above the victim's chest and, keeping the arms straight, place one hand on top of the other in the center of the chest.
2. Pump the victim's chest at least 2 inches deep with each compression at a rate of 120 compressions per minute or two each second.
3. Continue to perform chest compressions until emergency medical care arrives on the scene and can take over.
4. If the victim is not breathing normally on their own, CPR certified rescuers can perform rescue breathing.

Rescue breathing starts by clearing the victim's airway by tilting the head back. Next, rescuers will seal their mouth over the victim's mouth and will deliver one rescue breath and observe whether the victim's chest rises. If it rises, the rescuer may return to performing chest compressions only. If the chest does not rise, rescuers should give a second breath and then resume chest compressions. Continue to deliver two rescue breaths following every 30 chest compressions until the victim is breathing normally or until emergency medical support arrives.

When is an AED needed?

CPR manually pumps blood to the organs when the heart stops during a cardiac arrest, but it does not restart the heart. Instead, 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.

After delivering five cycles of chest compressions, another bystander should go to retrieve an AED. 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.

What is the recommended treatment for a drug overdose?

Drug overdoses occur when an individual consumes more than the recommended drug dose, whether illegal, prescription, or over the counter. Symptoms of a drug overdose include convulsions, dilated pupils, nausea, difficulty breathing, erratic behavior, vomiting, sweating, and unconsciousness. If a drug overdose is suspected, rescuers should perform CPR if a pulse is not present. Reassuring overdose victims of their safety and obtaining or documenting the label of any drugs taken are critical steps to keeping victims safe and providing emergency medical personnel with the information they require.

Tennessee CPR Data

  • Tennessee ranks 45th of 50 states for cardiovascular deaths in one year.
  • For every 100,000 people in Tennessee, there are 303 cardiovascular deaths annually.
  • Over 350,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests happen across the US every year.
  • Only 46% of Americans who died from cardiovascular complications had received CPR before emergency medical support arrived.
  • In Tennessee, men are 46% 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 Tennessee:

  • Our CPR, AED, and First Aid training program 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 program is nationally accepted, allowing participants to practice CPR and first aid across the US.
  • Our CPR training courses provide two-year certification. The participant's certification card is available for immediate printing, and an official certification card will be mailed the next day.
  • Our online training material is written by American Heart Association-trained, board-certified physicians and educators.
  • The online module takes only about one hour to complete, with an interactive learning style that makes the material easy for anyone to work through.

Obtain CPR and First Aid Certification Today

Earn proper CPR certification by registering in our online CPR and first aid courses that allow individuals to learn the skills they need to save lives and provide care in emergency situations. Visit to begin an American Heart Association-approved 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. Why should I become certified in first aid?

First aid certification teaches participants techniques and basics for treating a range of injuries, such as burns, wounds, bone fractures, choking, poisoning, head injuries, and more. The more knowledge and awareness a person has on treating accidental injuries, the more prepared they will be to act in an emergency. Free first aid classes offer information only, and individuals who want to obtain certification require a more comprehensive type of class. Many CPR classes will also provide Red Cross first aid certification as part of their curriculum.

Q. What BLS, CPR, and first aid classes are available near me?

Basic life support (BLS), first aid, and CPR classes are available at hospitals, community health centers, fire halls, and other public locations across Tennessee, including Murfreesboro and Chattanooga. Online courses are an attractive alternative to attending in-person courses where individuals prefer to learn at their own pace. Participants should confirm that a class has a CPR or first aid certification component for the most effective training. Many free CPR certification online are available, but individuals should be aware that these are intended for instruction only and do not offer formal certification after completing the course.

Q. What types of specialized classes are available?

Individuals interested in building their CPR and first aid education should consider a first responder course or class on baby first aid, mental health first aid, child and infant CPR, wilderness first aid, or another specialty area that interests them. The best way to maintain the skills learned in CPR online classes is to stay current with certification renewals. A CPR certification card will always list the expiration date, and individuals should ensure that they renew their training within that timeframe to keep their certification valid.

Q. Where can I find CPR renewals near me?

An initial license must be renewed before it expires. CPR certification renewal is available by completing an online renewal course or attending in-person classes offered throughout the main cities across Tennessee. CPR and BLS renewal course online are an appealing option for professionals, people in remote locations, or people with busy schedules who prefer to complete CPR and first aid training at their own pace. The participant will receive their updated certification card via email and put their knowledge and lifesaving skills to use immediately.

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