You often hear why CPR is important, and every summer individuals and families are encouraged to obtain their CPR Certification as more individuals group around bodies of water – but where do you begin?
CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and, according to the CDC, is an emergency procedure that can help save a person’s life if their breathing or heart stops.
This procedure can absolutely save lives and is a great life skill to have! It is estimated that 100,000 to 200,000 lives could be saved yearly, with CPR.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be used to save lives in a variety of situations and is useful to know in a variety of occupations.
When can CPR be needed?
- Cardiac arrest
- Choking on an object or food
- Allergic reaction
And other life-threatening situations.
What occupation might require knowledge of CPR?
- Babysitter / Nanny
- First Responder
- Doctor / Nurse / Health Aide
- Flight Attendant
If your occupation is not listed above, your place of work may still require you to have knowledge of how to properly perform CPR by obtaining a CPR Certification.
Where can I take a CPR course?
For Colorado residents, Avanza Training offers CPR Certification classes once a month at both the Denver/Aurora and Thorton location. These informational classes are led by trained and experienced instructors with educational information from the American Heart Association. These monthly classes are held one Saturday a month for 5 hours. Learn more about Avanza Training’s upcoming CPR class schedules.
How often do I need to renew my CPR Certification?
No matter what state you reside in, individuals are required to renew their CPR Certification every two years, to ensure skills are refreshed and that they are still properly able to perform CPR.
This process is called recertification.
Avanza Training strongly encourages you, no matter the time of year or occupation, to take a CPR Course because one day, your CPR Certification could save a life.