CPR training is a bit like insurance—you hope you never need to use it, but if at any point you need it and don’t have it…well, let’s just say it would result in a catastrophe you’d rather not think about. The team here at ReNu Insurance Group wants you to be prepared for anything, not just with insurance coverage, but also with expertise in case of a medical emergency.
Whether you’re getting certified to meet OSHA/workplace requirements or just want to be able to care for your loved ones or anyone else who might need help, CPR certification is a great idea for anyone. If you are interested in getting trained in CPR, AED (automatic external defibrillator) or First Aid, here are some locations in Palm Beach County where you can do so.
The American Red Cross on Northpoint Parkway in West Palm Beach hosts ongoing training sessions to fit your schedule and what you want to be trained on. They have shorter classes that just train on Adult CPR/AED, classes that include training on Adult First Aid and others that include training on Pediatric First Aid as well. The physical portion only takes 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on which class you sign up for, but they all require an online test beforehand that will take 2-3 hours. They have plenty of classes on Saturdays to accommodate those who work regular office hours.
Like the American Red Cross, The American Heart Association on Vista Parkway in West Palm Beach hosts ongoing training sessions on different days of the week for just Adult CPR/AED as well as for Adult Aid. The American Heart Association also offers classes which include training on CPR and First Aid for pets. The classes for the American Heart Association generally range from 2.5 to 4 hours.
Your CPR School in Fort Worth offers CPR/AED certification training that is self-paced in an e-learning format. You can access all learning materials online and study at your own pace. You can then take the 1 hour skill test whenever you are ready. Your CPR School also offers an instructor led, video based CPR/AED course which takes approximately 2.5 hours.
If you want to learn CPR but don’t have the time or money to devote to programs like the ones offered by the American Red Cross and American Heart Association, the Fire & Rescue department of Palm Beach Gardens hosts free adult hands-only CPR classes every third Tuesday of the month (the next would be February 19). Please note that you will not receive CPR certification from this training. Even so, if no one with a CPR certification is present in a life-threatening emergency, what you learn could keep someone alive until medical professionals arrive.
CPR certifications for lay people are good for two years, and a course such as the ones listed above are necessary whether you’re getting certified for the first time or getting your certification renewed. We hope this information has been helpful and that you’ll take advantage of one of these resources. You could save someone’s life!