Expert training. OSHA compliant. Affordable. If you need training in CPR for an OSHA-mandated job requirement or you just want to know how to keep your loved ones safe, the American Red Cross has world-class instructors to ensure you get training that sticks. With a convenient location in the heart of Westminster we offer you the flexibility and convenience to get the training you need and where you need it. Red Cross CPR Certification classes are valid for 2 years. We also offer refresher courses when needed. Training and certification given by the American Heart Association.
Why should you be CPR Certified?
- CPR certification is a requirement for all health care professionals.
- CPR, or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, is an important skill that everyone should learn. You never know when you may need this skill to save someone you love or to be a hero to a stranger. Take the time to get certified and enjoy the peace of mind.
- Knowing CPR empowers you to help someone in need. For parents this is especially true. Children younger than 5 tend to put objects in their mouths, and this behavior can lead to choking. Knowing what to do and how to perform CPR allows you to act quickly.
- Situations may arise when you come across someone whose breathing or heart has stopped. Immediate action with CPR is the most effective way to save that individual, as an ambulance may not arrive for minutes. Providing CPR could mean the difference between life and death for someone who’s unconscious.
- It is always better to have multiple people who are CPR certified in a crisis. One person performing CPR can tire quickly.
- Knowing CPR can give you an advantage in some jobs. Many jobs require CPR certification, and others look favorably upon it. If you have CPR certification when you’re applying for jobs such as personal trainer, lifeguard, child care, pre-school teacher or even baby-sitter you may have an edge over other applicants.
Learning how to perform CPR properly takes just a few short hours, but it can change a life forever. The American Red Cross offers best-in-class CPR courses designed for adults, children, healthcare providers, schools and more. However, like many things, if you don’t use your skills frequently, they’re often easy to forget.