These courses are designed for anyone with limited or no medical training such as family members and nannies.
They teach participants the critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrive.
CPR is a skill that requires an immediate and unhesitating response. Brain death begins to occur within 6 minutes and becomes irreversible after 10 minutes. There is simply no time to be lost. Fortunately for most of us, we do not get to practice this skill often if at all. Without an annual refresher course, our general knowledge may remain, but the skill set diminishes and uncertainty creates hesitation. CPR is unforgiving in this regard. Even those who have taken CPR in the past are urged to take a refresher course to sharpen their skills and reaction time and ensure that they are using current American Heart Association protocols.
*Please note, this course is a skill review and test only. There is no video accompaniment or literature provided.