Frequently Asked Questions About CPR Certification And Renewal
Health care is a highly sought-after, progressive, and fulfilling career. Whether you want to become a nurse assistant, home health aide, or a patient care technician, you require CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification. CPR is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.
If you are new to the healthcare industry, you may have several questions and doubts on your mind. These may pertain to the training course length, acceptance and complexity. To clear your confusion and arm you with the information you need to make the right decisions, Matrix Educational Center Inc. has answered some of the most frequently asked questions about CPR certification and renewal. These answers are based on our personal experience so that you have first-hand information to become CPR certified.
1. Is the CPR card American Heart Association (AHA) approved?
Yes. At Matrix Educational Center Inc., our CPR course materials are designed and approved by American Heart Association (AHA) trained doctors.
2. How long is the CPR certificate valid?
CPR certification is valid for two years from the date of being issued. Renewal classes also don’t take as long as the first-time CPR certification class, which makes complete sense as you already have the knowledge and skill, and they just need to be refreshed.
3. Is CPR certification hard?
Complexity is relative to your skills and motivation, but the course is designed to help you learn CPR and pass. You are also not required to take a traditional multiple-choice test making it considerably more straightforward.
4. How long is the average CPR class?
A typical CPR, first aid, and AED course run about four hours. But, it can run shorter if everyone is just renewing their card or you happen to be in a smaller group.
If you have any more questions about health care education, get in touch with Matrix Educational Center Inc. As a state-licensed provider of healthcare training programs based in Orlando, Florida, we offer students affordable but comprehensive training. We also allow them to hone their skills and acquire the knowledge of effective patient care to apply these principles in their future careers.