At Los Angeles CPR, we offer trainees the best CPR training in the city. There are eight different programs, a breakdown of five training and three re-certification courses. All of these programs are available through the week at various schedules. You can find a schedule that suits your needs because we even hold classes during the evenings and weekends. CPR training with us will be the best educational experience you will have in Los Angeles, California. Visit the Los Angeles CPR homepage for our contact details and details on enrollment.
Can I sign up over the internet?
You can choose from three avenues to sign up: online, telephone, and personal. The online method has two possible ways. The first method, and most popular, is the application form on the homepage. It can be completed at any time of the day, whichever is most convenient for you. The same goes with e-mails. You can send them any time you want but expect a reply during our regular operating hours only.
If you have any questions regarding training or want to personally give your details out over the telephone, you can do so during business hours as well. The same applies to enrolling personally.
What courses on CPR and first aid do you offer?
We have a total of eight courses on CPR, inclusive of basic first aid and defibrillation.
Basic Life Support training courses cover CPR, first aid, and defibrillation training, focusing on single-person rescue (or CPR with one trained rescuer). BLS training was developed by the American Heart Association to guide rescuers in giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The guide is from a concept called the Chain of Survival.
The Chain of Survival has five links or steps:
- Recognizing cardiac arrest is the most important thing that a trained rescuer is taught to do. Cardiac arrest is typically characterized by a lack of or an irregular pulse and lack of or irregular respiration. When these two things are observed by the rescuer, CPR must be started immediately.
- Chest compressions and rescue breaths are two CPR skills that go hand in hand. Rescue breaths oxygenate the blood and compressions make it circulate to the rest of the body. Chest compressions have to be at least 2 inches or 5 centimeters deep and allow for chest recoil before the next compression is given.
- Defibrillation is an optional step for a layperson rescuer (not a healthcare provider). It is done with an automated external defibrillator (AED) that sends electricity to the heart. Defibrillation is only done on victims with irregular heart rhythm (not flatline, a common mistake in multimedia portrayals of cardiovascular rescue)
- Advanced Life Support or ALS is a concept followed by people who work in healthcare. ALS involves the administration of medication, use of ventilatory support equipment, and diagnostic examinations.
- Once the victim has been stabilized, the healthcare provider moves on to giving post-cardiac arrest care. Post-cardiac arrest care also uses medication and diagnostics to further manage the patient.