Cpr

  1. I was doing a search for a cpr training program in my area and I came upon this www.cprtoday.com

    Has anyone heard of this company? I wonder if certification from this organization is recognized.


    mona
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   twarlik
    Are you looking to be recertified or getting certified for the first time? If it's for the first time, I can't imagine that an online course is the best way to go. Not getting hands on training just doesn't seem like a good idea, especially with something as important as CPR. Just my opinion...
  4. by   belladelicious
    Are you already certified? If you're busy, you can just go in and test for it, without having to take the class...at the American Red Cross, if you're already certified...that's what I do.
  5. by   RedSox33RN
    I have to recertify, so I have been looking into it since there are no convenient re-cert courses around my area, but I agree that first-timers really need the experience with the dummies. That was invaluable, and there is no way that you can learn any of that online. A lot of it was by feel - the ribs, amount of pressure exerted, pulse checkpoints, etc. It was only an 8 hour course (I think), and well worth it.

    I actually wish I could find one within my time schedule, but with all my other classes, and then A&P starting soon, and then the kids out of school......... I wish I could find someone to come to my house for it! :chuckle
  6. by   mona b RN
    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    I have to recertify, so I have been looking into it since there are no convenient re-cert courses around my area, but I agree that first-timers really need the experience with the dummies. That was invaluable, and there is no way that you can learn any of that online. A lot of it was by feel - the ribs, amount of pressure exerted, pulse checkpoints, etc. It was only an 8 hour course (I think), and well worth it.

    I actually wish I could find one within my time schedule, but with all my other classes, and then A&P starting soon, and then the kids out of school......... I wish I could find someone to come to my house for it! :chuckle

    Thanks for the replies. I was just wondering how you could become certified without actually having the hands on part.


    mona
  7. by   Ruylupez
    You better make sure it meets the requirements for your program. The website says "a legitimate and valid alternative to ARC and AHA certification" My program requires certification from one of those organizations and even a valid alternative would not be accepted.
  8. by   Spoiled1
    wannaBEanRN-- have you tried contacting the Red Cross?? I know here (NC) you can actually make an appointment to go in and take the written test, and then demonstrate to one of the instructors. Only if you feel comfortable. It only takes about 45 min. that way you do have to attend another 8hr CPR course!
  9. by   sabine_rn
    Hi, I'm taking the Basic Life-support for Healthcare Prof. through the American Heart Assoc. this Saturday---required to start a nursing program. I would go w/ an organization that is accredited nationwide--not to say the other company isn't providing good teachings, but better safe than sorry.
  10. by   Renee' Y-Y
    In my facility, if you haven't taken the AHA Healthcare Professional course, you can't work until you do...the hands-on one.

    As an aside, what hospitals are finding is that nurses have become the worst at CPR...most of the time they get their instructor friends to just give them another card without going through the class. There was a report put out by some medical group about a month or so ago alluding to the cost of improper BLS (hyperventilation which increases intra-thoracic pressure which leads to decreased return to the heart which leads to decreased circulation of oxygenated blood during resuscitation) which, in their opinion, is causing decreased survival after resuscitation.

    You only have to take the class every 2 years...do it right.
  11. by   kbstudent
    Please be careful of the type of certification you get. Most facilities require a hands-on class sponsored by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. My facility will not accept on-line certifications.
  12. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from LBHOTGIRL99
    wannaBEanRN-- have you tried contacting the Red Cross?? I know here (NC) you can actually make an appointment to go in and take the written test, and then demonstrate to one of the instructors. Only if you feel comfortable. It only takes about 45 min. that way you do have to attend another 8hr CPR course!
    The one nearest to me said that they wouldn't accept mine for that because it was from the AHA, not ARC. Stupid, I think. I don't want to take their whole course. I'm trying to find a refresher AHA near here. They do offer one at the local hospital, but they said it was only for hospital employees who need to recert.
  13. by   RNSuzq1
    Quote from mona b
    I was doing a search for a cpr training program in my area and I came upon this www.cprtoday.com

    Has anyone heard of this company? I wonder if certification from this organization is recognized. mona
    A few weeks ago I took an all day CPR & First Aid Course from the American Red Cross. It was on a Saturday, so we didn't have to take time off work. The cost was $60.00 - included a book and we left the class with our CPR Card in hand. That was the last requirement for admission to my school - so it was worth the 60 bucks to have it done. SusanNC

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