With heart disease killing thousands of Americans each year, knowing how to give CPR has never been more important than today. There are numerous training locations in the country, but none offer better quality training at more affordable rates than us. We have one of training providers right in the heart of Honolulu’s business district, aptly called Honolulu CPR.
If you are interested in becoming a certified CPR and first aid rescuer, we have five training programs for basic and advanced CPR/first aid. Out of those five training courses, three have available re-certification courses for trainees who need to renew existing CPR credentials.
The Honolulu CPR website has a lit of all our classes, along with their schedules and respective rates. You can also use the form on the website to sign up for the training course you want to enroll in.
Certification in First aid and CPR
When you look at our list of classes, you will notice that we include first aid in both basic and advanced courses. First aid is an important skill along with CPR, because the loss of consciousness before cardiac arrest usually causes minor injuries. In the first aid portion of our courses, we train students in wound care, bandaging, splinting, burn management, and other basic first aid skills for a variety of emergency situations/injuries.
Knowing how to manage minor injuries saves a lot of time, effort, and money. A simple cut or bruise can be easily managed at home instead of heading to the emergency room. Even major injuries can be stabilized at home (such as bleeding and burns), decreasing the risk of complications by making the gap between acquiring the injury and medical management smaller. It literally pays to know how to manage different injuries.
Other skills taught to our students in a training course:
- Cardiac medication and medication administration
- Electrocardiogram reading
- Mechanical ventilator set-up
- Heimlich maneuver
- Splinting and injury immobilization
CPR education in Honolulu
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support – 14 hours, medical management of pediatric victims
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support – 16 hours, medical management of adult victims
- Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers – 4.5 hours, one and two-rescuer CPR, 2010 BLS guidelines
- Basic Heartsaver (general public)- 4 hours, one-rescuer CPR
- Basic Heartsaver C (health care providers) – 4.5 hours, one-rescuer CPR
Credentials in CPR and first aid
Once a student is able to finish training with (1) complete attendance and (2) passing grades on written and practical exams, we award them with CPR and first aid training credentials. These credentials come in the form of certificates and wallet-sized cards that are valid for 24 months. Before they expire, they can be renewed through a re-certification class (offered for the first three classes in the list). However, expired certificates can no longer be renewed and the student has to re-enroll in the training program.