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Top 10 Questions About Online CPR Certification

Top 10 Questions about Online CPR
Top 10 Questions about Online CPR

Questions about online CPR?

Online CPR instruction is the best way to learn how to perform CPR and renew your certification. Millions of people have received their CPR Certifications online. There are many benefits to taking classes online. Sometimes, people who have never taken an online course have questions. Here are the top 10 questions we receive about Online CPR Certification.

What is Online CPR?

Online CPR is a CPR Certification Class taken online using your computer or mobile device instead of a classroom. Class instruction is given through written content, illustrations,  video, and interactive prompts. There are many benefits to online instruction. Online classes are more convenient, you can study in the comfort of your own home or office. You can learn at your own pace, and review material to reinforce learning. You can also start, stop and skip around the course as much as you want. Optionally, students can have the ability to practice on a manikin and have either automated or live instructor feedback through video.

You can renew your CPR certification online no matter where you completed your current certification. You can take the renewal course if you have previously taken a CPR course. The only requirement is that a nationally accredited organization issued your previous card.

What about a hands-on demonstration?

Some employers require classes with hands-on demonstrations. In other words, you will need to demonstrate that you can perform CPR before receiving your card. Several options are available to demonstrate your skills. AEDCPR can send you a manikin for you to use at home. This is the most convenient way to perform a skills demonstration. Several types of manikins are available. When using a manikin at home, you can demonstrate your skills with our interactive app. The app will tell you if you are performing CPR correctly. You can also choose to have an instructor video conference with you to view skills and answer any questions you may have. Another option is to visit a local instructor to perform a demonstration of your skills. This is the blended course option.

Is this a legitimate certification?

Yes, it is. Our certifications are accepted in all 50 states. Online certifications are universally accepted and are growing in popularity. Local, state and Federal governments have validated our certifications. Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, universities and our military trust our certifications. We have been offering certification in CPR, First Aid, ACLS, PALS, Bloodborne Pathogens and medical continuing education since 1991. We introduced online CPR classes in 1999. Since then, they have become more popular than classroom-based classes.

Will my employer accept an online certification?

The American AED CPR Association offers the most accepted online certifications for CPR, AED, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens. Employers and schools accept our certifications over 99% of the time. While certification acceptance of is entirely up to your employer or school, there is no certification more accepted than ours. If your AEDCPR Certification is not accepted we will issue a full refund. All certifications are sold with a risk-free, 100% money-back guarantee.

How long has CPR been available online?

The American AED CPR Association created the first online CPR course in 1999. At that time most users still connected to the Internet with a dial-up modem. The class content consisted mostly of text with low-resolution images. In 1995 Thanks to the development of High-Speed Internet and new web/mobile technologies, online classes have evolved into what we have today. As new technology is developed, our online courses will continue to evolve.

Is this a real CPR class?

Yes, online CPR training is accepted in all 50 states. We offer complete courses that include everything a student may learn in a classroom setting. In fact, the online curriculum is exactly the same as what we teach in the classroom. The class covers risk factors, signs and symptoms, when to give assistance, when to call EMS, how to perform CPR, how to perform rescue breathing and how to use an AED. It also covers foreign body airway obstructions and how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver. Online learning is becoming a vital component in our educational system. Online educational opportunities range from pre-k through post-graduate and everything in between.

Is it better to take CPR in a classroom?

The choice to take your CPR certification course online or in a classroom is a personal decision. Some individuals are better suited to learning in a classroom. However, most students do better with online based classes. One of the greatest benefits of online classes is that you can take the class at your own pace. You can start, stop and skip around as much as you like. In addition, you can take the class whenever you like. Classes on aedcpr.com are available 24 hours a day. If you need help, certified instructors, paramedics, and doctors are only a click away.

Can I take an Online CPR class on my mobile device?

Using a smartphone or tablet is an excellent way to learn CPR. By downloading our interactive app, you will have access to the newest and most intuitive method of learning CPR. You can take your class on a mobile device, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. We recommend having a high-speed internet connection. We also recommend that your computer or device has all updates installed.

What’s the difference between an Online CPR Class and a Blended CPR Class?

An Online CPR Class completely online. There is no skills demonstration. Students view class material on a computer or mobile device. Then students complete the test online. A Blended CPR Class is a combination of online and classroom methods. Course material in Blended CPR Class also completed online. However, in a blended course, you will then need to demonstrate your skills on a CPR manikin. You can illustrate your CPR skills by visiting an instructor. You can also have a CPR manikin shipped to your home or organization. Then you demonstrate your skills via an interactive online interface.

What’s the difference between Online CPR and CPR in a classroom?

Both Online CPR and CPR in a classroom cover the same material. Organizations like the American Heart and American Red Cross have geared their classes towards video-based instruction. This change ensures the course content remains the same for everyone. The online instruction method is superior to watching a video in class because it allows you to learn at your own pace. If you miss something in a video-based class, you need to wait until the video has finished so you may ask your instructor. Studies have shown that learning online offers higher comprehension and retention than videos in a classroom.

Mike Figuero

Mike Figuero is the founder and president of the American AED CPR Association.

Mike was raised in New York, where at a young age he became an instructor… learn more

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