CPR education in Portland

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When giving chest compressions to infants: (1) place infant on a firm surface, (2) use two fingers to compress the chest, (3) compression depth is a third of the anterior-posterior diameters, (4) allow chest recoil in between compressions, (5) rate is at least 100 a minute

Portland CPR can be found in the state of Oregon, in the city of Portland. It is one of our many training locations in the United States that offer high quality CPR and first aid classes. Interested students who need training, certification, or both can find a class that suits their needs from our long list of available classes. The Portland CPR website hosts an online form (for enrollment) and all our contact details if you plan on signing up for training. You will also find a list of our currently available courses and their schedules on the site.

Enrollment and sign up is as easy as filling out the form on the Portland CPR website or sending us an e-mail. We encourage trainees to call or visit us during our regular business hours.

Certification for both CPR and first aid

When you enroll in any of our training courses, you will learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid in a variety of emergency situations. Our courses specialize in teaching cardiovascular emergency management but we also include common injuries that can be managed with basic first aid at home. We have eight total training classes at Portland CPR.

Basic CPR and first aid

Basic courses focus on the core skills used in CPR – (1) compressions, (2) ventilations, and (3) defibrillation. For bystander rescuers, the most they can do in an emergency is the first two core skills, while the third is reserved if an AED is available. Basic first aid includes wound care, bandaging, burn management, and basic medication administration (e.g. epinephrine for allergic reactions).

  • Basic Life Support – for health care providers, 4.5 hours, one and two-person CPR
  • Heartsaver – for lay persons, 4 hours, one-person CPR
  • Heartsaver C – for health care providers, 4 hours, one-person CPR

Advanced CPR and first aid

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First aid lessons also include how to move unconscious victims, minimizing the risk for additional injuries.

Advanced courses no longer focus on the basics, though the core skills remain an important part of advanced training. The curriculum for ACLS and PALS emphasizes on medical management skills usually performed in organized medical environments, such as a hospital. Medical management involves the administration of cardiac medication, set up of medical equipment, and the use of diagnostic examinations such as ECGs.

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support – for allied health professionals, 14 hours in 2 days, pediatric management
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support – for allied health professionals, 16 hours in 2 days, adult management

Re-certification is available for both advanced courses and Basic Life Support under basic courses. These classes are for trainees who have certification that is approaching expiry (not expired). Trainees who credentials have expired will have to re-take the training program.

Certificates are valid for 24 months before they expire. Remember to sign up for re-certification classes before your 24 months are up.

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