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What is CPR?


Shelly Waker is shopping at the grocery store one day when she stops and selects one of the food samples served. As she takes a bite, a toddler comes racing down the aisle. In a hurry to dodge the three-year-old, who excitedly dashes right past her, Shelly swallows a large chunk of the food sample without chewing and immediately begins to choke. The employee serving the samples sees her, notices that she is having difficulty breathing, and immediately begins performing the Heimlich Maneuver.


The Heimlich Maneuver is a skill you learn in CPR class at Nurse Resource Training Center, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is used in emergencies such as cardiac arrest or any situation where a person’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. It can be the key to saving someone’s life.


Percentage of Lives Saved


According to the CDC, approximately nine out of ten people who experience cardiac arrest outside of the hospital die. However, CPR helps to improve those odds. CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival when performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest. While it can increase the likelihood of someone surviving, we can’t ignore that nearly 350,000 Americans die from cardiac arrest in one year alone.


How to Get Certified and When to Get a Renewal


CPR certification is simple and offered here at the Nurse Resource Training Center. We focus on providing high-quality education to underserved individuals, empowering them with the knowledge and skills to obtain an entry-level healthcare position. One way this is done is by offering CPR/AED, CPR/First Aid, Basic Life Support, and Middle/High School CPR, AED, Choking, and First Aid courses. Remember that the CPR certification is valid for two years; afterward, you must renew your certification. Courses are three to five hours. It is a one-day class. An ebook or Physical book is included.


Who Should Be CPR Certified?


Although healthcare providers, nursing home staff, daycare staff, police, firefighters, CNAs, lifeguards, and babysitters are required to be certified, anyone responsible for the care of another should be as well. Because most cardiac arrest cases happen at home, knowing how to provide basic CPR while waiting for emergency responders to arrive on the scene could make all the difference for a loved one, neighbor, or friend.


Because there was an employee that was CPR certified, Shelly Walker’s life was saved. It is worth locating a center that provides training for anyone wanting certification. Emergency responders aren’t always able to arrive in time. Although formal training isn’t necessarily needed to perform CPR on an individual, you will need to know the proper steps to take to be thoroughly prepared. The right training will help you learn the appropriate positions, procedures, and methods.


What are the next steps?


  1. Evening Course (6 Weeks)

  2. Weekend Course (10 Weeks)

  • Graduate (Go You!)

  • Start your new career as a Certified Nursing Assistant!

Nurse Resource Training Center is now a CEU Provider. Classes will be available starting near the summer of 2023 and can be taken at the training center to meet the 24-hour requirement.


Focused CNA Study Sessions and CPR Sessions also available.


*Please note. You will need to upload documents to CE Broker. Courses can be found here at https://courses.cebroker.com/search/fl/certified-nursing-assistant. Feel free to contact us for more details.


When is the next course?


Day Nursing Assistant Courses

7 week - Day Sessions 2023

Monday - Thursday, 9am - 2:15pm

February 1 - March 30

Monday - Thursday, 9am - 2:15pm

April 20 - June 15

Monday - Thursday, 9am - 2:15pm

August 4 - September 2

Monday - Thursday, 9am - 2:15pm




Evening Nursing Assistant Courses

7 week - Evening Sessions 2023

Monday - Thursday, 4pm - 9:00pm

February 1 - March 30

Monday - Thursday, 4pm - 9:00pm

April 20 - June 15

Monday - Thursday, 4pm - 9:00pm

August 4 - September 2

Monday - Thursday, 4pm - 9:00pm




References:


https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/cpr.htm

https://www.frontlinehealth.com/blog/cpr/can-you-do-cpr-if-youre-not-certified/



Nurse Sharena Beard, MSN, RN

Founder of Nurse Resource Training Center LLC

www.NurseResourceTrainingCenter.com

850-792-6619

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