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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 West Virginia 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 provider. Our CPR certification classes are available to all West Virginia residents, including those in Charleston and Morgantown.

Online CPR Certification in West Virginia

We offer online CPR certification courses for Community, Workplace Employees, and Healthcare providers in West Virginia. 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/AED/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 used to save the life of a person who goes into cardiac arrest, which is a condition that occurs when the heart stops beating unexpectedly. When the heart stops, it does not supply the body's major organs, like the kidneys and the brain, with the oxygen they normally receive from the blood. Without the heart pumping oxygenated blood, the organs can suffer irreversible damage, like brain damage which can occur after four minutes, and death within ten minutes. When the heart cannot do it on its own, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation manually pumps blood to the organs.

What are the steps to performing CPR?

According to the latest American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, the proper CPR procedure uses the following guidelines:

  • Check the victim for responsiveness by asking, "Are you okay?" and shaking their shoulder firmly. If they do not respond and do not have a pulse, rescuers should call 911 to report a cardiac arrest and begin Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 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 correct technique for performing rescue breathing?

Use rescue breathing when a victim is not breathing normally on their own. To begin, rescuers should ensure that the victim's airway is open by tilting the head back. After delivering 30 chest compressions, rescuers should place their mouth over the victim's mouth, give one rescue breath and observe if their chest rises. If the chest does not inflate, rescuers should give a second breath before resuming chest compressions. Continue using the ratio of 30:2 compressions to rescue breaths until the victim has returned to normal breathing, then continue compressions only until emergency personnel arrives. If two rescuers are present, use a ratio of 15:2 compressions to rescue breaths and alternate positions every few minutes to prevent rescuer burnout.

West Virginia CPR Data

  • West Virginia ranks 44th out of 50 states for the number of cardiovascular deaths in one year.
  • In West Virginia, there were 298 cardiovascular deaths for every 100,000 people annually.
  • More than 350,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests happen in the U.S. each year.
  • Only 46% of Americans who died from cardiovascular complications had received CPR before emergency medical support arrived.
  • Cardiac arrest is a primary cause of death in the U.S.
  • In West Virginia, men are 51% more likely to die from a cardiac-related incident than women are.

5 Reasons Why American Training Association for CPR are the leaders in CPR/AED/First Aid Certification in West Virginia:

  • 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 online certification is nationally accepted, allowing successful participants to practice CPR and first aid in any state in the U.S.
  • Our online training courses provide two-year certification. The participant's certification card is available for immediate printing, and an official CPR completion card will be mailed the next day after the successful completion of the course.
  • Our course training material is written by AHA-trained, board-certified physicians and leading educators.
  • We stand by our certification programs and offer a 100% money-back guarantee to participants who are not fully satisfied with the course materials.

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 lifesaving skills they need to respond wide range of medical emergency. Visit to complete 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 key topics are covered in a first aid class?

Free first aid classes will include basic first aid procedures for treating a range of injuries, such as burns, wounds, bone fractures, choking, poisoning, head injuries, CPR for infants and child CPR and more. Both in-person and online courses can also teach individuals first aid procedures. Many will also offer Red Cross first aid certification after completing the class when participants upgrade to a paid class.

Q. What is the right way to treat a seizure victim?

Signs of a seizure are a loss of consciousness, rapid eye movements, teeth, and fist clenching, uncontrollable convulsions, falling, arching the back, and difficulty breathing. Rescuers should call 911 immediately if they witness a seizure and perform CPR if the victim has stopped breathing and does not have a pulse.

Rescuers can loosen clothing the victim's clothing and remove any dangerous objects nearby to prevent injury during the seizure, but they should not attempt to restrain the victim unless they are in a position where they are in danger. If seizure victims are conscious, rescuers should provide reassurance and comfort to the victim to help keep them still until medical assistance arrives.

Q: What are the options for BLS and CPR classes near me?

Basic life support (BLS) and CPR classes are available at hospitals, community health centers, fire halls, and other locations across West Virginia, including Bridgeport and Barboursville. Free CPR classes are also offered throughout the state. Online classes are a convenient alternative to attending in-person training. Participants should confirm that a program has a Red Cross or other reputable CPR or first aid certification component for the most thorough training for both in-person skills sessions and online courses. If you are a group of 5 or more, you can take advantage of our group CPR training near me.

Q. What are course options available for healthcare professionals?

In addition to basic CPR and first aid courses, many classes are designed specifically for individuals who work in the healthcare industry. These individuals may consider a first responder course, baby first aid classes, an American Heart Association Healthcare provider CPR class, or CPR for the professional rescuer to supplement their basic certification. Once certified, many online courses allow health professionals to proceed straight to the exam for renewals.

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

In addition to in-person classes offered throughout the central municipalities of West Virginia, individuals can also renew their CPR certification online to keep their current certification valid. Online courses are an appealing option for professionals, people in remote locations where classes are not regularly held, or people with busy schedules who prefer to complete CPR and first aid training at their own self-guided pace.

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