LA Skills Academy
CPR & First Aid / AED
Learning CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is a critical skill that can save a life when seconds count. Our CPR & First Aid course can prepare you for becoming CPR certified, providing you with the necessary training in the fundamentals for administering first aid in the event of an emergency where someone has stopped breathing or suffered cardiac arrest.
Anyone can and should learn this vital life-saving procedure as these types of emergencies can occur anywhere. When medical facilities or personnel are not readily available to intervene, someone who has the knowledge to perform CPR can prevent the victim from suffering significant permanent brain damage or loss of life.
In fact, many victims who have suffered some type of cardiopulmonary or respiratory episode are lost because bystanders are reluctant or afraid to intervene because they lack CPR training. In these incidents, it’s always better to do something instead of nothing at all. But with the CPR and First Aid training course at LA Skills Academy, you can learn the essentials of applying this technique when intervention is crucial and make a difference when the stakes are life and death.
The CPR & First Aid/AED Training Program
The CPR & First Aid/AED course incorporates the American Heart Association's guidelines for emergency cardiovascular intervention and is open to all ages who want to learn how to administer CPR and first aid in critical life-saving situations..
Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be ready to take the exam to become CPR certified for a period of two years.
The training program is a four-hour comprehensive classroom course that covers the essential elements for learning how to administer CPR and first aid with immediate efficacy:
The proper techniques for helping infants, children, and adults who require cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a variety of critical situations.
Instruction includes hands-on experience in the proper methods of assistance through CPR as well as learning how to identify and recognize the symptoms of cardiac and respiratory arrest, chest pains, choking, and when to intervene to best preserve the health and safety of the victim. Rescue breathing techniques and the proper method for administering chest compressions to the victim are also covered.
In the event that CPR is not effective after administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation the use of an Automated External Defibrillator device can be a helpful alternative.
Instruction includes training in the proper use of this device to address a variety of critical urgent situations. Participants will be instructed on when to use the device, how to apply it to the victim, the basics of how the AED works to restore heartbeat rhythm, and when to recognize the device has detected it can no longer restore the patient's heartbeat. Use of the Automated External Defibrillator in conjunction with other CPR techniques like chest compression and rescue breathing will also be covered in the program
Whether it's a minor incident or an urgent medical situation that needs immediate attention, first-aid covers a range of interventions to maintain optimum patient health and safety.
Instruction includes identifying and recognizing wounds and their severity from scrapes and abrasions to deep punctures and cuts and applying the appropriate treatments and dressings to prevent infection and temporarily stem blood flow. Participants will also learn how to apply first-aid to a range of injuries and receive instruction in the basic methods for tending to illness, injury, and other conditions that require fast and effective medical assistance.
Classes are available for anyone who wishes to get certified in CPR and First-Aid / AED or recertified after the two year period has expired. These are in-person classroom programs that are available at our Santa Fe Springs and San Bernardino locations.
CPR and First Aid/AED recertification is important for keeping up to date on your CPR and First Aid skills so you are always ready to assist in the event of an emergency. Two year recertifications can also ensure that you are properly instructed in the latest American Heart Association guidelines for administering CPR since time is of the essence in urgent medical situations that call for this type of intervention. It never hurts to brush up on your expertise and recertification is an ideal refresher course.
We offer recertification programs at a reduced rate for those with an active CPR certification since the recertification examinations must be taken every two years.