Broward CPR Training & Certification
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.151
training & certification classes are not the same in Broward County Florida. In Broward
County, some companies will try to tell you that they can be in and out in no time at all. The only thing
this company wants is your money and they are selling you a CPR certification card to get
In our experience, most people in Broward
County do not believe that a medical emergency will happen to
them or a loved one. That's like saying you won't wear a seatbelt today because you don't think you'll
get in a car accident driving in Broward County today.
CPR or Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation training is something we don't like to think about in Broward County
or anywhere else. How often do you really need to perform CPR anyway? I personally hope that you never have to perform CPR in your entire life.
With that said, during a medical emergency is not the time
that you want to have to learn what to do while in Broward County. The only way to be prepared for anything
in life is to practice before hand.
Look, you don't perform CPR regularly in Broward
County or any place else unless you do it for a living, and that's not going to happen unless you're a paramedic
or work in an emergency room. CPR is like everything else in life, if you don't use it you lose it. You want to
be prepared, take a good CPR class. You want to stay prepared, take it every couple of years.
Lets get real, as a lay person if you are in a situation that
requires first aid or CPR for a loved one, a friend or a co worker, your adrenalin is going to shoot through the
roof. Then your mind will go blank. At this point your training should take over. Now,wouldn't it be nice if you had trained with a company that did plenty of hands
on practice whether it be CPR or first aid?
Today, part of a Broward County CPR
training & certification class is using an Automated External Defibrillator
(AED). An AED is the only thing that a lay person can use to save someone who is in Sudden Cardiac Arrest. We
perform CPR to keep the brain viable but an AED sends an electric shock to the heart to get it back into a
normal sinus rhythm.
As part of your Broward County CPR training &
certification class, you want to do hands on training with an AED as well. Hopefully there is
more than one brand present so you can see the minor differences. Maybe your instructor brought models that
Zoll or others, they all do the same basic thing, they send a shock to the heart. The use
of the AED combined with you doing the CPR gives the victim the
best chance of survival until the next level of care arrives.
Also included in your Broward
County CPR Training
& Certification Class you should go over choking and be taught how to do the
Heimlich Maneuver. This live saving skill saves countless lives every year. Make sure that your instructor goes
over it and you feel comfortable with it.
So what makes for a good CPR training & certification class
in Broward County?
by Certified Instructors
Everyone Uses Their Own Manikin
Everyone gets Hands-On-Training
Everyone gets Hands-On-Evaluated
Everyone gets a Certification Card
Everyone gets a CPR Face-shield
All CPR training & certification
classes are not created equal in Broward County.
How to choose a good training company, ask
Are you insured?
How many manikins will you bring?
What is the instructor to student
Are you going over Universal Precautions in depth
so we can protect ourselves?
How much hands on time will we get?
If you are doing CPR for children and infants, does
the instructor evaluate everyone for that as well?
Do we just watch a video and take a
Does everyone get a CPR card?
Does everyone in the class get hands-on
Do you do scenario based training for the AED
Do you go over calling 9-1-1?
There should be manikins available for
each student in your Broward County CPR class to practice doing chest compressions. You can't get the feel of doing
compressions correctly by just watching a movie. Good instructors see how students learn and adjust to
Don't just get shown how an automated external defibrillator works,
you want everyone in the class to have a chance at using one. Make sure you do scenario based training,
that is when stress comes in and students learn how to deal with it.
Make sure your Broward County CPR training covers
everything you need. If you're confused in any way, don't hesitate to ask your instructor to clear it up.
We provide CPR/AED, First Aid, Bloodborne pathogen, BLS and Emergency
Oxygen Training in the following Broward County areas: Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach,
Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes,
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderhill, Lazy Lake, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland
Park, Parkland, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sea Ranch Lakes, Southwest Ranches,
Sunrise, Tamarac, West Park, Weston, Wilton Manors