Finding the Right CPR Training and Certification Institution

January 22, 2013Comments Off on Finding the Right CPR Training and Certification Institution

When it comes to medical training, the shortest but most useful training that one can undergo is the CPR training. CPR trainings typically modules on how to administer CPR as well as basic life support. Because of its importance, more and more people are realizing the need to make sure that they get certified. The question now becomes, “which institution should you go to?”

Before you can go about choosing which CPR training and certification provider to go for, you would need first to settle what level of certification you would need. For example, if you happen to be a coach, a teacher, or a tutor, you might only have to attend the basic CPR training and certification program. On the other hand, if you happen to be hold a position that is related to the medical field, you might have to undergo an advanced form of the CPR training and certification.

It is also worthwhile to check whether the program that you would be undergoing would also include a session on how to make use of an AED unit during emergency cases. Keep in mind that with many establishments already implementing an AED program, it pays to have a basic knowledge of how to operate it.

Now, there are a number of organizations that offer CPR training and certification. The challenging part is the fact that there is no one body that controls the quality of the training offered by these organizations. If you would like to be on the safe side, you can undergo those that are being directly administered by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. If this is not possible, go for institutions that have been recognized by the two aforementioned organizations. While you’re at it, you also have to make sure that you evaluate the dependability of the provider. Some of the things that you might have to look into would include the length of years they have been in the industry, how easy it is to get in touch with them, and the kind of customer service that they have. Remember, you might have to “update” your knowledge about CPR every year or so.

Get to know who the instructors are and verify if they have what it takes to conduct the training. This is especially the case if you would be going for a training provider outside of AHA and the American Red Cross.

Of course, you need to make sure that the provider you would be signing up with would have a schedule that fits yours. Most of the programs take only about a few hours so you would have to make arrangements especially if you have to look after your children, or have work to do. Consider also the registration or “tuition” fee that you would have to pay. With so many organizations offering this kind of training, finding one that is budget-friendly should not be a problem.

Undergoing a CPR training and certification program need not be a complicated matter. All you have to do is get in touch with Citywide CPR. Citywide CPR can also help you with your AED program management.