Basic CPR/Basic Life Support Class with Optional First-Aid Class at CPR and More (Up to 47% Off)

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In a Nutshell

With the help of a firefighter, students learn how to handle life-threatening situations, and perform basic life support and first aid

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  • $30 for a 2.5-hour basic CPR/basic life support class ($50 value)
  • $40 for a 3.5-hour basic CPR/basic life support class, and first-aid class ($75 value)
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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 life-saving 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 Mötley Crüe’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.

Customer Reviews

Instructor stuck to the agenda. We were out of there within the time allowed. Instructor had plenty of experience in the professional world to share realistic stories. Great class!
Kathleen R. · October 30, 2016
Class was quick and the instructor was efficient
Aneisha C. · October 20, 2016
There is a test that you have to pass after the CPR lesson, once you pass the test, you will receive your CPR card on the same day. Overall the class was great. We power through the video and was able to get out an hour early. Jennifer was my instructor and she is very knowledgeable and highly experienced. I recommend anyone to go to this place. My advice is to give them a call first and inquire on the type of groupon you should buy.
Christina J. · September 21, 2016
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