Full day CPR course--what to expect - page 2

I signed up for a full day course in First Aid/CPR offered by Red Cross. If anyone has taken a similar course, can you tell me what to expect? What will I learn in the course? What will I be... Read More

  1. by   Soup Turtle
    Mine was $35, too. The book that we bought for the class was about $16, but we never even opened it.

    I took mine at the community college that runs the nursing program. It was done through the AHA.
  2. by   justpoorfect
    $35.00 included the book. American Red Cross, St. Joseph, Missouri.
  3. by   JeanettePNP
    How many years ago? I wonder why they're charging me such a steep price. Maybe it's because I signed up for the full deal: First aid plus child and adult CPR. If I had taken just one of the three the price would have been lower.
  4. by   justpoorfect
    Just 2 weeks ago. Cpr for Adult, Child and Infant with the AED. First Aid was not required.
  5. by   ann945n
    First off IMO this will be 8 hours of pain for you. I hated the class. you are on your knees all day long pounding on a dummy's hard chest. the next day i was hurting all over and i am in shape work out 3 days a week. Make sure your school take the red cross and i would find a program that is a 2 year not a one year certificate. they are out there you just have to hunt. good luck
  6. by   jimthorp
    I've never heard of anyone not accepting the American Red Cross CPR certification. That is rather strange and I'm not sure I believe it.

    I have not seen a one day class for brand new CPR/First Aid certification. My Red Cross CPR challenge was a full day in and of itself.

    CPR certification is good for two years through the AHA and one year with the Red Cross.
  7. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from jimthorp
    I've never heard of anyone not accepting the American Red Cross CPR certification. That is rather strange and I'm not sure I believe it.

    I have not seen a one day class for brand new CPR/First Aid certification. My Red Cross CPR challenge was a full day in and of itself.

    CPR certification is good for two years through the AHA and one year with the Red Cross.
    Two of the nursing programs that I am applying to only accept AHA.
  8. by   jimthorp
    Quote from ann945n
    First off IMO this will be 8 hours of pain for you. I hated the class. you are on your knees all day long pounding on a dummy's hard chest. the next day i was hurting all over and i am in shape work out 3 days a week.
    Must be doing the wrong kind of working out. CPR class is a breeze.
  9. by   Soup Turtle
    Quote from ChayaN
    How many years ago? I wonder why they're charging me such a steep price. Maybe it's because I signed up for the full deal: First aid plus child and adult CPR. If I had taken just one of the three the price would have been lower.
    My $35 CPR class was adult and child, but did not include first aid. I took it less than 2 weeks ago.
  10. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Quote from jimthorp
    Must be doing the wrong kind of working out. CPR class is a breeze.
    I'm in agreement with you there.
  11. by   KellieNurse06
    Quote from jimthorp
    I've never heard of anyone not accepting the American Red Cross CPR certification. That is rather strange and I'm not sure I believe it.
    Well, it's true....sorry! No college in any area around where I am will accept anything but AHA.....they even have instructors from AHA come to the campus where I took my nursing program from to teach BLS.......I didn't believe it either until I went to my college & was told this from the school itself.........
  12. by   Batman24
    One school I applied to only accepts AHA. Struck me as odd as so many places teach it and teach it well. They made a big deal in the original packet to specify AHA over and over again. I wonder if they get a cut. lol
  13. by   Batman24
    I haven't taken it yet as I was advised to wait until I get accepted as there is such a wait to get into the school. I have heard it wasn't bad at all.

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