With the world becoming increasingly mobile, there are many education systems that have transitioned into being fully or partially online. Virtual education has been a huge advantage to many different students and programs, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only does remote learning allow students to complete courses in a way that fits their schedules, some research shows that material retention may be upwards of 25% greater than in-person education. Adjusting CPR/AED training to have both virtual and face-to-face learning offers several benefits and may lead to a greater rate of new and renewed certifications across the country. If you are looking for a CPR/AED course in Minnesota, CPR4LIFE USA offers a comprehensive range of certification options, including general CPR/AED, Healthcare CPR, and Basic Life Support (BLS). Our courses are available for onsite or workplace training as well as a blended learning format that incorporates virtual and in-person aspects of a certification program.
CPR/AED Course in Minnesota
While the in-person aspects of a CPR/AED course are important, such as practicing breathing and compression skills on training manikins, going through the steps of responding to an emergency, and locating and applying an AED, there are multiple parts of a full CPR education program that can easily be applied in a virtual course.
Blended learning courses through CPR4LIFE USA include virtual material that is sent to registered students within 24 hours of signing up. For First Aid/CPR/AED courses, blended learning material will take about three hours to complete.
Vital Information on CPR/AED Course in Minnesota
Some vital information included in the virtual portion of a blended course includes:
- How to recognize and distinguish between the symptoms of a heart attack, cardiac arrest, and stroke.
- The steps required in an emergency response, such as directions for a bystander to call 911, checking breathing, positioning, pain stimulus checking, compressions, breathing, and AED use.
- Where to find AEDs in a public space.
- General education about what happens to a person experiencing different emergencies, including time frames and the importance of continuing lifesaving CPR until EMTs arrive.
- Adult and child vs. infant CPR guidelines.
- Basic first aid, including how to treat burns, scrapes, cuts, injuries to the head, neck, and back, temperature emergencies like heat exhaustion and hypothermia, and more.
- How an AED works to restore a heartbeat to a regular rhythm and education on different types of arrhythmias.
- When the virtual portion of a First Aid/CPR/AED course is completed, students are tested on their knowledge in preparation for attending the rest of the in-person certification. Blended learning CPR courses are more convenient, offer a higher quality of education and greater consistency in training, and are more flexible than fully in-person certification.