CPR in Fitchburg / Leominster, MA
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at The Highlands, 335 Nichols St, Fitchburg, MA 01420.
* Tomorrow (or any day that works for you), at any time, including evenings and Sundays, for an additional fee – first come first served. Click here to select a private training. Call (413) 824-9581.
For the class training at this location, please write down the address, the date and the time before you register. To register for the next class training (which includes help in chocking), please click on the “Pay Now” button for the course. Money Back Guaranteed.
Did you know? We offer Summer Camp Certification – click here.
Pre-paid* pricing means “paid at least eight hours before class starts”. Suggested price: $90 for CPR/AED (only) or Adult First Aid (only), $175 for First Aid + CPR/AED, or Pediatric First Aid + CPR/AED, or Basic Life Support for Health Care and Professional Rescuers, $75 for Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens Certificate per person for training at any of our locations (add $50 for training anywhere else, or on a different date).
The First Aid Certification is valid for three (3) years, and the CPR & AED (Adults, Children and Infants) Certification is valid for two (2) years from the training date. Basic Life Support Certification is valid for two years. Blood Borne and Airborne Certification expires after one year.
CPR means Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and is performed by compressing the sternum (breast bone) deep and fast, without taking the hand off the chest. The purpose is to force the heart to keep moving the blood thru the body, to keep vital organs oxygenated. Includes help in case of chocking – specially useful for restaurant employees and daycare personnel.
According to the 2015 Guidelines, the compressions need to be done as (your choice of) continuous compressions or sets of 30 compressions (pumps, down and up), followed by two breaths (the breaths should take less than 5 seconds), then 30 compressions, two breaths, 30 compressions, two breaths, and so on, until the Paramedics (EMT) arrive and take over.
“Deep” means the chest should be compressed about a third (1/3) of the depth of the chest (for child or infant), and that means at least 2″ (but no more than 2.4″ or 6 cm) for adults, about 2″ for children, and about 1.5″ for infants.
“Fast” in this case means between 100 and 120 times per minute, to be effective.
AED (Automated External Defibrillation) Certification enables each person who took the training to use an AED anywhere one is available, if a person becomes unconscious and suffers a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. AEDs can be found in most places where adults and children gather.
The AED Certification is bundled together with the CPR and BLS (Basic Life Support for the Health Care and Professional Rescuers, also called Professional CPR).