At EA Certs, we are dedicated to providing thorough and high-quality CPR certification classes taught by only the most knowledgeable and experienced instructors available—and our Heartsaver courses are certainly no exception. If you have little or no previous medical experience but would still like to get CPR certified to save a life in an emergency situation, our Heartsaver courses may be the ideal courses for you.
What Is CPR Certification?
CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. This emergency manual procedure can be performed during dire emergencies when a person’s heart has stopped beating. In general, the person who has been trained and holds the proper CPR certificate can step in and use their own learned skills to keep the individual’s heart pumping blood and oxygen throughout the body until medical help is available. General CPR certification is suitable for anyone, including those who do not have a medical background.
The General CPR Procedure Explained
Through chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth breathing, the person delivering CPR is doing the work of the heart and lungs when the unconscious person’s body is not performing these functions on its own. When done properly, the CPR procedure can be enough to prevent further complications that occur when the heart stops beating, such as organ failure and brain damage.
The Importance of CPR Certification: Eye-Opening Facts and Stats
According to the American Heart Association, 475,000 Americans die every year due to cardiac arrest. At least 350,000 of those life-taking events occur outside a medical setting or hospital. When someone with CPR certification steps in immediately because someone is experiencing cardiac arrest, their actions can as much as triple the individual’s chance of surviving.
As many as 45 percent of people who receive CPR in those first critical moments of a cardiac event will live. Therefore, obtaining your CPR certification could make a huge difference in someone’s life, whether that is a family member, friend, co-worker, or simply a random stranger.
What You Can Expect to Learn When You Take Heartsaver Certification Classes in Los Angeles
The Heartsaver courses offered at EA Certs were designed by the American Heart Association to teach lifesaving first-aid techniques to people who initially have minimal medical experience. Here is a look at the Heartsaver courses we offer and what you can expect to learn from each course:
- Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED – Much like American Red Cross CPR classes, this class teaches participants how to provide first aid, administer CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in order to provide life-saving care in an emergency situation. If you would like to receive CPR training, this one of the most thorough and well-rounded entry-level CPR classes that you can take.
- Heartsaver CPR AED – The Heartsaver CPR AED class that we offer at EA Certs teaches participants how to recognize cardiac arrest and use life-saving techniques such as CPR and AED to provide emergency care until medical help arrives.
- Heartsaver First Aid – Our Heartsaver first aid course teaches participants how to recognize and respond to common medical emergencies using basic first aid techniques. If you are looking for an entry-level class that will enable you to receive your first aid certification, this is the course for you.
- Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid – As the name suggests, this course is designed to teach the same life-saving first aid techniques taught in other courses with a focus on caring for pediatric patients. The first aid techniques needed to help an infant or young child differ from those needed to help an adult patient, and this class will teach you everything you need to know in order to effectively provide aid to pediatric patients during a medical emergency.
Common FAQs About CPR Certification
How do you get CPR certified?
In order to obtain your CPR certificate to prove you are certified, you will only need to attend the course, learn the instructed material, and then pass your exam. You will receive your certification upon your full completion of the course and final exam.
How much does CPR certification cost?
If you seek courses through us, your CPR certification cost is well in line with pricing through other providers. Our Heartsaver CPR certification is available for only $85. This price is comparable to what you would pay for American Red Cross CPR classes, but the materials needed for your course are included.
How long does it take to get CPR certified?
The length of time it takes to get CPR certified can vary depending on which course you take and through what provider. For example, Heartsaver’s First Aid and CPR class takes about six hours to complete.
How long is CPR certification good for after completion?
You will need basic CPR certification renewal after two years. Our basic AED CPR courses work just as well for CPR certification renewal as they do to get CPR certified for the first time. Keep in mind that if you are getting your CPR certificate to remain compliant with an employer’s requirements, you may need your CPR certification renewal more frequently.
Why Choose EA Certs?
If you are looking for Heartsaver certification classes in Los Angeles, EA Certs is here to help. At EA Certs, we make it possible for you to complete these invaluable courses – learning all of the life-saving skills that they have to teach and receiving your Heartsaver certification – all from the comfort of our instructor led class in an environment that is designed to be just as effective as taking an in-person course.
Most importantly, we at EA Certs are dedicated to offering only the best CPR certification in Los Angeles available taught by knowledgeable and talented instructors who are experts in their field. If you need to earn your Heartsaver certification for your job or if you would like to simply learn the skills needed to save a life, we invite you to contact us today to learn more about the Heartsaver courses that we offer at EA Certs.