CPR for Healthcare Professionals

This course is ideal for non-nurse healthcare professionals receiving CPR or BLS/CPR/AED training for the first time, as well as recertification, and was written by an AHA-trained and certified instructor to meet the current and accepted guidelines established by national emergency response organizations, including the latest ECC Guidelines, the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and OSHA. If you are a nurse seeking re-certification, click here! Within this course, you will learn the latest changes in CPR methods, CPR for adults, children, and infants, proper use of an AED or defibrillator, and how to relieve a choking victim.

Healthcare professionals are expected to recertify their BLS/CPR knowledge every 2 years to stay current with the standards of practice. This online certification and recertification course was designed to update the healthcare professional on the latest standards in Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and strictly follows the guidelines and education criteria of the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross, as well as OSHA.

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 Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the basic steps of CPR for adults, children, and infants.
  2. Distinguish the differences in procedures when there is 1 or more than 1 rescuer.
  3. Recognize proper AED use, including pad placement and proper sizing, following instructions, and coordination of CPR and AED use.
  4. Recognize the need for and distinguish the differences between CPR with an advanced airway, giving mouth-to-mouth breaths, and performing rescue breathing for all age groups.
  5. Recognize a choking victim and demonstrate how to relieve a conscious or unconscious victim of choking at any age.


Chapter 1: One-Rescuer CPR for Adults

  • Scene Safety and Assessment
  • Activate the Emergency Response/Grab an AED
  • Pulse Check
  • Chest Compressions with 2 breaths
  • Precautions

Chapter 2: Two-Rescuer CPR for Adults

Chapter 3: AED for Adults and Children

  • Overview
  • Step-by-Step instructions
  • Summary

Chapter 4: CPR for Children

  • Differences between adult and child CPR
  • 1 Rescuer
  • 2 Rescuer

Chapter 5: CPR for Infants

  • Overview
  • 1 Rescuer
  • 2 Rescuer
  • AED use in Infants and Children ages 1-8

Chapter 6: Advanced Airway CPR, Mouth-to-Mouth, and Rescue Breathing

  • Advanced Airway
  • Mouth-to-Mouth
  • Rescue Breathing

Chapter 7: Choking

  • 1 Year of Age and Older
  • Unresponsive Victims Age 1 Year and Older
  • Tips for Choking Victims
  • Choking in Infants
  • Unresponsive Infant

Chapter 8: Resources

  • Skill Check-off Lists
  • California Bill 241
    • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
    • What is Implicit Bias?
    • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
    • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $20.00

Contact Hours: 2

Course Author

Souraya Ballew

Souraya is a Registered and Certified Phlebotomy Technician who brings forth 27 years of experience.

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Course Accreditation

Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #: 7046.  Provider approved by the Florida Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants; CE Broker CE Provider #: 50-13256.   

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