American Heart Association CPR and AED Training Class for One or Two (48% Off)

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Jana was an amazing teacher! The class for efficient, thorough, and very engaging as it should be. However, she also informed us invaluable information that other CPR classes had not taught me. I would definitely recommend her and take it again myself with her!
Estrella L. · October 13, 2017
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Thank you!! So happy you came and feel confident!
Merchant replied · November 11, 2017
Jana was so sweet and patient, she made this an easy and clear process!
Georgiann G. · July 21, 2017
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Thank you! 😊
Merchant replied · September 17, 2017
Jana McCurdy, the instructor is very knowledgeable, honest, and no nonsense type of person. She didn't waste the students' time on any unrelated topic. Like all the good instructors, she started with summary of the content and end with emphasizing the same. She is very friendly and focused. I have already decided that after my certificate expires, I will go to her again in two years! P.C. Austin
Ping C. · July 21, 2017
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Ping!! Thank you! Take good care!
Merchant replied · September 17, 2017

What You'll Get

Choose Between Two Options

  • $26 for an American Heart Association Class in Friends and Family CPR and AED Training for One ($50 value)
  • $52 for an American Heart Association Class in Friends and Family CPR and AED Training for Two ($100 value)

Participants learn how to perform CPR on adults and children, provide aid in choking situations, recognize major emergencies such as heart attack or stroke, and operate an automated external defibrillator. The classes are intended for first responders, childcare providers, parents, and other laypeople.

CPR: Keeping the Beat

As you prepare to learn CPR, take in a preview of the process and its history with Groupon's look at the often lifesaving technique.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is unlikely to save a life on its own. Yet without it, a person is increasingly unlikely to survive cardiac arrest—that is, the state in which the heart abruptly stops beating. CPR isn't meant to bring anyone back from the dead, though. Rather, the goal is to keep blood moving and tissues oxygenated until medical professionals can shock the heart into pumping on its own using a defibrillator or other advanced life-support techniques.

Timing is everything. The American Heart Association recommends a compression rate of at least 100 beats per minute—the exact tempo, if it helps, of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" or Motley Crue's "Kickstart My Heart." On each beat, the chest should compress by at least 2 inches for adults. During full CPR, the rescuer often intersperses each set of 30 compressions with two one-second breaths into the patient's mouth—a process, known as ventilation, designed to deliver oxygen to the blood. However, this step is less important, and in many adults the compressions alone are enough to keep the blood's existing oxygen flowing, at least for the first few minutes. Regardless, the AHA has recommended that untrained rescuers stick to "hands-only" CPR unless instructed otherwise by an EMS dispatcher.

For such a basic medical technique, CPR is a relatively new development. Before the 1960s, early forms of CPR resembled a sort of bizarre dance between rescuer and patient, requiring much manipulation of the patient's arms and upper body. Today, CPR training is widely available to the public, and CPR protocols even exist for use on cats and dogs—in fact, canines served as modern CPR's earliest patients during its development at Johns Hopkins.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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