All of the major first aid and CPR providers, including St Mark James, offer stand alone CPR courses. These courses are designed for people looking to learn only CPR. The major providers, under the guidelines from an international committee (ILCOR) have developed of series of different CPR courses and levels. Register for a stand-alone CPR course with a provider near you by going here.The levels and courses are as follows:
CPR level “A”
CPR level “A” is the most basic CPR course. It is a 4 hour course that teach’s CPR rescues on adult victims. This CPR level comes standard with the emergency first aid course. Candidates enrolled in this course will learn to rescue victims of choking and cardiac arrest. Candidates will also learn to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Upon successful completion of the course and multiple choice exam candidates will receive a St Mark James CPR level “A” and AED certificate that is valid for 3 years. Re-certifications are not available for this course. To renew the award candidates must re-take the course.
CPR level “C”
CPR level “C” is the most popular CPR course offered by St Mark James. This course 6 to 8 hour course teaches candidates CPR skills to rescue adults, children and infants. This CPR comes standard with the standard first aid course. Candidates will learn to use protective equipment and handle choking scenarios for unconscious and conscious victims. Upon successful completion of the skill and multiple choice exam candidates will receive a St Mark James CPR level “C” and AED certificate that is valid for 3 years. Candidates may be required to recertify the award at an earlier date based on employment policies or schooling practises. Re-certifications are available for this course. Re-cert courses are approximately 4 hours in length.
Health Care Provider CPR (CPR HCP) is a 6 to 8 hour course that is designed for people working in the health care industry. Candidates will learn all of the curriculum from CPR level’s “A” and “C” and also learn to do circulation checks to treat non-breathing victims that have a circulation. Candidates will also learn to use equipment such as bag-valve masks and pocket masks. Upon successful completion of this course candidates will receive a St Mark James CPR “HCP” and AED certificate that is valid for 3 years. Re-certification courses are available for this course and take approximately 4 hours to complete.
Any of the courses mentioned above will teach candidates the basic of saving a life. CPR has been around for decades and the skills learned in these courses drastically increases the chances of survival for victims needing CPR. If you have any more questions or concerns about these courses please feel free to ask.