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Classes for 2017
+ The American Heart Association (AHA)
+ The American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI)
 
Overview
The most popular classes are listed at the bottom of this page. Additional training is available on request. 
 
Training at Your Location
CPR Plus More comes to you! Classes are taught at the site or campus of your organization, which can be anywhere within 200 miles of Nashville. Clients include businesses, corporations, dental and medical offices, factories, churches, and schools. Business clients range in size from small to large. Instruction at schools is for both teachers and students. When CPR Plus More comes to a business site or campus, the requested minimum is eight students, but please call if you have fewer.
 
Training at the Brentwood Public Library
Individuals may register for classes taught at the Brentwood Public Library. See Walk-In Classes for details.
 
Reasonable Fees
Fees are competitive. Clients share in our cost savings from not renting a big classroom space. For a quote, please contact us.
 
Hands-On Training
In the CPR classes, each student will perform CPR on a manikin, a specially designed dummy for practicing chest compressions and breathing into a patient's mouth. Unlike many competitors, there is a manikin for each student. This provides plenty of practice, not just watching and waiting.
 
Online Training Saves Time
You can do part of your training on the Internet. Online training reduces the time needed in the classroom. The lecture is online, and the practice on manikins is still in person. Online training is available for both AHA and ASHI courses. We do not recommend online training for first-time students.
 
Certification

The completion card is your proof of successful training and certification. AHA and ASHI cards are nationally recognized and accepted, and they are the right ones to meet OSHA certification requirements (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). If OSHA or employer acceptance is important to you, make sure you receive in-person CPR practice on a manikin. This is standard in our AHA and ASHI training. Internet companies offer "instant CPR certification," without manikin practice. Consequently, most companies reject Internet cards! We get some very distressed calls from people dealing with rejection. When CPR Plus More gives you that AHA or ASHI card, you have met the gold standard of training, and you can be sure of acceptance. 

 

Certification Length

The certification is good for two years in all training except Bloodborne Pathogens, which is one year. "CPR Awareness" offers an attendance card only. For certification, take one of more advanced courses.

 
Course Listing
Unless otherwise indicated, each course is available in two versions, one from the American Heart Association (AHA) and another by the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI). Medical professionals strongly prefer the AHA version. With non-professionals, some prefer the simplicity of ASHI, and the quality is still excellent. CPR Plus More will recommend the version that is best for you.
 
Combinations
We can combine classes. The CPR/First Aid combination is popular. 


Course Descriptions

Length varies according to skill level of students. Renewal versions are often shorter.

Course Name

LengthDescription

CPR Awareness

 

1 hour 

This awareness program is for a CPR overview, suitable for hearing over lunch or at a meeting. It does not offer CPR certification. It shows skills in CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. It covers signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, and choking.

 

For more advanced training and practice, and for certification, take one of the CPR courses below. 

Adult CPR and Using the AED

3-4 Hours 

Adult CPR teaches lay rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking. After a sudden cardiac arrest, CPR allows a bystander to restore some oxygen to the brain through a combination of chest compressions and rescue breaths. This course teaches how to do CPR, including practice on a manikin.

 

This course also teaches how to use the automated external defibrillator. The AED is computerized medical device to rescue victims of cardiac arrest. The AED shocks the victim back into a life-sustaining heart rhythm. The chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest is greater when CPR includes use of an AED.

Infant and Child CPR 

3-4 Hours 

This is similar to Adult CPR but instructions are adjusted to cover infants and children.  

Adult, Infant, and Child CPR

4 -6 Hours 

This begins with Adult CPR then continues with Infant/Child CPR.  

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers 

4 -6 Hours 

This is an AHA course. It is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen. It also covers use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. It is intended for participants who provide care to patients. A written/skills examination is required for course completion, and the course completion card is the appropriate certification for many training programs. 

Renewal of Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers  

4 Hours 

This AHA renewal is designed for those who have current certification in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. 

First Aid 

3-4 Hours 

 

Program participants learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of injuries and sudden illnesses. The course teaches how to treat victims in the critical first minutes until emergency medical services personnel arrive. Subjects include how to deal with bleeding, soft tissue injuries, muscle and bone injuries, facial injuries, shock, burns, allergic reaction, diabetic problems, seizures, poisoning, bites, stings, heat emergencies including heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and cold emergencies including hypothermia and frostbite. Some rescuers take this course as part of their employer's efforts to comply with regulations from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).  

Bloodborne Pathogens

1 Hour

 

Learn how to minimize or eliminate contact with human blood and other potentially infectious material. You may add this one-hour instruction module to first aid. It meets the "Bloodborne Pathogens Standard" of OSHA, the Occupational and Safety Health Administration.