Adult, Child, Infant CPR, First Aid Training
Most employers in the health field require CPR certification for their employees before they can be hired. Of course, by working in that field, you are more likely to be asked to perform this technique than someone who is not working in this area. Although CPR certification through the American Heart Association is the desired certification by healthcare providers, the American Red Cross also offers CPR certification that is nationally recognized for workplaces outside the medical field.
Training meets OSHA Guidelines for First Aid Programs and combines lecture, interactive video demonstrations featuring emergency scenarios that are likely to occur in a variety of environments and hands-on training to teach participants lifesaving skills.
- First Aid: Participants learn to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts and scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold emergencies (2 ¼ hours)
- CPR Adult: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults (3 ½ hours)
- CPR Child and Infant: Participants learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in infants and children under 12 (4 ¼ hours)
American Red Cross CPR Certification Training in the CTE Medical Core Classes
We offer CPR Certification and First Aid Certification and upon successful CPR course or First Aid course completion, students receive a 5x7 certificate for a $8.00 fee. The certification is good for two years.
CTE Medical Core teachers are Certified Red Cross instructors since CPR certification is included in the Medical Core curriculum. Teachers demonstrate step-by-step how to place someone into a recovery position and then require students to practice the skill. One student from Santa Ana High School was able to use her CPR skills on an elderly neighbor who needed help while the paramedics arrived. The EMT asked the student where she got her training and she proudly said in her CTE class.