If a parent wants to learn first aid for their children, they need to enroll in a much different course than a health care professional would need to enroll in to achieve their CPR certification.
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Mckinney, Texas (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
The American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc.® wants to save lives. That's why the company urges anyone planning to enroll in an online CPR certification training to do some research before enrolling in a course. By following a few simple guidelines, students can ensure they're getting the proper training and learning the skills needed to save a life.
"Choosing the right course is vital to a person's understanding of the methods and material covered. If a parent wants to learn first aid for their children, they need to enroll in a much different course than a health care professional would need to enroll in to achieve their CPR certification. That's why it's important to do some homework ahead of time and ask questions. So you know what you're getting in to and can make sure it will meet your needs," noted John Perkins of the American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc.®.
Below are some questions students can ask themselves and/or the provider to learn more information about a free course.
- Determine what kind of class is needed. Will a basic understanding suffice or would a course designed for health care providers be a better choice?
- Does the training need to cover skills to save adults and children or just one of the two groups? There are different techniques for children and adults, which is why it's important to make sure the course covers the skills needed.
When choosing a free online CPR course make sure it is written by professional health care providers. Be sure to ask questions about the instructors, such as: Are they professionals who hold the proper accreditations and certificates required to teach an online course? Perhaps most importantly, students should be sure to enroll in a training that they can understand and learn the proper CPR steps to follow in a sudden heart arrest. The best, most expensive course and all the certifications in the world are no good unless a life can be saved because of the material learned.
There are many courses available covering adult and/or child techniques and first aid to blood borne pathogens and basic life support. Online courses are suitable for all levels of knowledge including parents, adults, teachers and educators, who just want to be able to help someone in need.
About the American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc.®
The American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc.® dedicates itself to providing quality free online CPR and first aid training. Its mission is simple and straightforward: Teach how to save a life. It is the only cardio-pulmonary resuscitation certification provider offering courses and exams authored by practicing, board certified physicians. By keeping training uncomplicated, students are able to put their new skills and knowledge into practice successfully if they are ever faced with saving a life in a medical emergency. Learn more at OnlineCPRCertification.net.