CPR is performed on patients who are not breathing and do not have a pulse. There is no greater emergency. CPR has the effect of getting much-needed oxygen to the brain, where it can keep the nerves of the brain alive long enough for someone to get the patient’s heart beating again.


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the shortest and most basic of all medical training classes. Most CPR classes take less than four hours to learn. CPR classes are targeted to their audience. The general public does not get the same training that paramedics must have. Knowing which level of CPR training you need is the first step to finding a class. To make it more difficult, CPR class names are not standardized.

1. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

Also called CPR for Professional Rescuers, these CPR classes are required for emergency medical personnel. Don’t let the term basic fool you; this level of training covers CPR and removing airway obstructions (choking) for adults, infants and children. This class also covers AED, ventilation devices, barriers for performing rescue breathing and two-person CPR techniques. If you’re planning on going into the medical field, this is the level of training you want.

2. Adult CPR Classes

The simplest form of CPR can be learned in less than an hour. It only covers CPR for adults, which the American Heart Association defines as eight years old and older. This level of training requires the least amount of medical know-how and is perfect for the workplace, or for empty-nesters looking to be ready in case the unthinkable happens to a spouse. If you have access to an automated external defibrillator (AED) at work or at home, training for that equipment can be added to this course.

3. Infant and Child CPR Classes

If you care for kids under eight years old, this is the CPR class for you. It is essential for anyone who spends a lot of time with kids to know how to perform CPR on them. Maybe even more important is knowing how to clear an airway obstruction (choking). If you coach or volunteer at a school, church, community club or daycare, then you need to learn infant and child CPR.

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Tropical Vocational Health Training
4100 Center Point Drive, Suite 104,
Fort Myers, FL 33916

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