Why Take A CPR Class?

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Peace Of Mind Swimming offers CPR, AED, and First Aid certification training within San Diego County and the Temecula area.

If you’re not nearby or able to travel to us, a good place to find a class is on the American Red Cross website.

To get CPR certified you can schedule a class with us and we’ll send an instructor out to your location to teach you or a group.

We think it’s an excellent idea for EVERYONE to get certified – especially pool owners.

Why do we recommend it to everyone?

Because it’s a life-saving skill and we shouldn’t solely rely on responding medical personnel to perform the life-saving procedure during a crisis.

One certification class with us teaches you a skill that you can use forever.

See how else taking a CPR class could be beneficial just below…

Why Take A CPR Class?

Who are CPR classes for and why would someone need to take one?

There are many professions that require CPR, AED, and/or First Aid certification.

Professions that need CPR certification and training may include:

  • Lifeguards
  • Personal trainers and athletic coaches
  • People in the medical field
  • Child care providers
  • Flight attendants
  • Law enforcement and security guards
  • Teachers and school staff
  • and more!

At Peace Of Mind Swimming, we also strongly recommend CPR, AED, and First Aid training to parents, grandparents, nannies, babysitters, neighbors, practically everyone – especially those who own a pool.

group CPR certification class with Peace Of Mind Swimming

The reason we recommend it to people who have no medical training or education and those who may not necessarily need it for their profession is that it’s a very useful skill:

You may need to resuscitate someone who drowns in a swimming pool, you may find a child or infant unresponsive, you may need to assist someone involved in a motor accident. All these different scenarios, CPR and First Aid training can be put to great use.

Did you know?

  • About 75 percent to 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home
  • Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double a victim’s chance of survival
  • Approximately 335,000 of all annual adult coronary heart disease deaths in the U.S. are due to sudden cardiac arrest, suffered outside the hospital setting and in hospital emergency departments
  • About 900 Americans die every day due to sudden cardiac arrest

Why Is It Important To Have CPR Training?

The bottom line is, it can save a life.

It can save your life, it can save a family member’s life, it can save a stranger’s life.

CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a life-saving technique that can help save a person if their breathing or heart stops. When a person’s heart stops beating, they are in cardiac arrest. During cardiac arrest, the heart cannot pump blood to the rest of the body, including the brain and lungs.

This can result in serious injury or even death.

We found that many near-drownings would have been drownings if it weren’t for a bystander or family member being there to perform CPR immediately.

What Do You Learn In A CPR Class?

Ever wondered what a CPR class is like?

Our course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements.

This is a blended learning course that includes an online portion as well as an instructor-led classroom skill session.

The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a high-speed Internet connection.

Allow approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the online. The in-person session is about 90 minutes long.

To give you an idea of what you’ll be learning in person, here’s a hands-only CPR demonstration by the American Heart Association:

How Do You Pass A CPR Class?

With the right instruction, CPR can be really easy to learn.

You will have to pass the online portion as well as participate in the in-person skill session to get certified.

Again, CPR classes are designed for you to pass and not fail.

How Long Is A CPR Certification Good For?

How long until CPR certification expires? A CPR certification is valid for 2 years from the date of being issued.

Renewal class usually doesn’t take as long as the first-time certification class. Think of it more as a refresher since you already have the knowledge and skill in this area.

Conclusion

Have a question regarding our CPR classes?

Feel free to reach out to Caroline: info@peaceofmindswimming.com

Looking for a CPR, AED, First Aid certification in San Diego County or the Temecula area? Get started just below.

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3 thoughts on “Why Take A CPR Class?”

  1. It’s good to know the benefits of taking a CPR class. The idea of being CPR certified is appealing to me. I’ll look for a class around me.

    1. Hey Taylor, we too love the idea of being CPR certified. It’s one of those skills that is better to know and hopefully never have to use it than not knowing it and actually needing to know CPR.

      If in the San Diego area, we’d love to have you for a CPR class. If located elsewhere I am sure a search on Google for CPR in your area will yield some classes. Best of luck!

  2. Thank you for explaining that you can save a life if you have CPR training. I’ve been wondering if we should try to have our family certified to perform CPR. It seems like it could be really important to know just in case, so I’ll start looking for a class to take.

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