Licensed nurse & cpr

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by nurse2b013 nurse2b013 Member

Has 2 years experience.

can you do an online american Red Cross for certification?

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vanilla bean

861 Posts

In my facility, a licensed nurse would *not* be working with an expired CPR certification for this very reason. Employees are removed from the schedule if they let their licenses, certifications, or other employment obligations lapse. Is your question hypothetical or did it really happen? If said nurse was the only person available to perform CPR, then s/he would have to do it. There would be an obligation to the patient by a trained professional to perform CPR, particularly while on the clock. Could there be consequences if something goes awry leading to an investigation of the event and the staff members involved? I would think that there could.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 12 years experience. 1 Article; 13,951 Posts

Most employers prefer AHA to ARC. Official AHA is class online but in person skills demonstration.

Red Cross does not offer online only CPR/BLS for healthcare professionals. Only blended-online class in person skills

Failure to maintain appropriate valid certification is grounds for suspension in most facilities.

vanilla bean

861 Posts

can you do an online american Red Cross for certification?

Darn, I wish I had quoted your original message, since you *completely* changed what you asked before. So, in light of your revised question, let me share what you originally asked to give my original answer some context. I'll paraphrase, as it was something along the lines of, 'what will happen if a licensed nurse has to perform CPR during a code with an expired certification?'