Quote from epijunky
that just doesn't seem safe to me.
I agree. CPR is a skill and one that should be performed well. Besides doing the compressions correctly, demonstrating the use of a BVM should also be expected. While some may already be proficient with the skills of CPR, far too many are not and those may be the ones who might choose to do online programs that have no hands on skills component. Also, those who do not do CPR regularly may forget a few very important details and do need the hands on refresher. Sometimes the easy way out is not always the best when it comes to providing quality care for the patients or your loved ones, especially your children, in an emergency. Not only is CPR a professional certification but also one that will benefit you in your personal life. I strongly feel all parents, regardless of an RN title or not, should be well trained and educated in CPR with hands on skills demonstration for proficiency.