Is this CPR class
right for me?
This basic CPR/AED class is best suited for non-healthcare individuals who are still required to obtain CPR certification, either by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state bodies, or their employer. Individuals looking to improve workplace safety within their business or organization may also opt to take this class.
What can I expect to learn in this class?
In this class, you’ll receive informative, hands-on training that will help you feel confident in your skills and knowledge within the workplace. You can expect to watch videos and receive life-saving instruction before putting your skills to the test using high-quality equipment.
Material covered in this class includes basic CPR administration and how to properly use an automated external defibrillator (AED). There is no written test and no prior studying is required to succeed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer infant CPR classes?
CPR administration on infants/babies is covered as part of our standard CPR class curriculum which also includes Adult and Child modules.
Can I get free CPR training at a hospital or fire department?
Yes and no. American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), and Health & Safety Institute (HSI) certification cards all cost money. So, while some hospitals and fire departments may offer free classes, you may still have to pay for the card ($20-40).
Additionally, not all hospitals and fire departments offer these classes to the community (non-employees) anymore due to budget cuts and/or low demand, and those that do generally have limited availability.
Do you offer renewal CPR classes?
All of our CPR classes are the same format, regardless if it’s your first or tenth time taking it. Vitali offers a wide range of CPR classes to people of all skill levels and will tailor the course appropriately to the audience.
How do I replace my CPR and/or First Aid card?
How long is a CPR certification valid for?
Students are issued a two-year CPR certification upon successful completion of class. Certifications expire two years later at the end of the month issued.
How will I receive my certification card?
You can expect your certification to be emailed to you within one business day of successfully completing the class. You can either save or print the card from there.
What is an AED?
An AED stands for automated external defibrillator. This device is used to detect and shock an abnormal rhythm called Ventricular Fibrillation (or V-Fib) in the heart during cardiac arrest.
Where can I learn more about AHA CPR guidelines?
The best resource is the AHA website itself. CPR guidelines are updated every five years and they offer a hard copy book available for purchase.
What's the difference between AHA and Red Cross classes?
Vitali offers both American Heart Association (AHA) and American Red Cross (ARC) authorized CPR classes. They both teach the same national standards. However, some employers especially in the healthcare field will require one brand over the other. Check with your employer to verify what they require so that you choose the appropriate class.
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