Start your training in CPR/First Aid in Honolulu CPR and become a certified rescuer after passing the certification exam. We have different basic and advanced classes available through the week, sometimes during weekends when there are a lot of students who enroll. Enrollment is very easy and accessible, with three ways other than enrolling personally available. Our students typically prefer the online application form (on the Honolulu CPR website) because it can be completed at any time of the day. All forms submitted through the website or e-mail will be processed during normal business hours.
Courses in CPR/First Aid in Honolulu CPR
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – An advanced class for health professionals, runs for 14 hours (re-certification is 6 to 8 hours)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – An advanced class for health professionals, runs for 16 hours (re-certification is 5 to 6 hours)
- Basic Life Support for HCPs – A basic CPR class for health care providers that teaches one and two-rescuer CPR, runs for 4.5 hours (re-certification is 4 hours)
- Heartsaver – Available in two courses, one for the public and the other for health care providers. Both each one-rescuer CPR and first aid, but lessons vary depending on who is being educated. The former is 4 hours and the latter is 4.5 hours long.
CVDs and global health
Today, cardiac disease statistics have improved by as much as 30 percent in the last ten years. Despite this, it still remains the number one cause of global death, killing millions of people each year. In America alone, it kills between 500,000 and 600,000 American men and women annually – a number that is quite daunting despite the improvements in the overall health state of the country.
These are different cardiovascular diseases that plague the population, such as:
- Coronary artery disease – Disease affecting the coronary arteries (vessels that supply the heart muscle with blood)
- Cerebrovascular disease – Disease affecting the blood vessels the supply brain tissue
- Peripheral artery disease – Disease affecting blood vessels supplying the upper and lower extremities
- Rheumatic heart disease – Disease that is caused by streptococcus bacteria, usually from strep throat, which infects and damages the valves of the heart
- Congenital heart disease – Disease resulting from structural or functional abnormalities present at birth
- Deep vein thrombosis/ pulmonary embolism – Disease where blot clots in the veins, usually the lower extremities, or a condition where an embolus (a travelling clot) lodges in a blood vessel
Any of these diseases can cause a heart attack and cardiac arrest if left unmanaged or untreated. Cardiac arrest is the most dangerous complication of any heart disease. Without a beating heart, oxygen cannot be delivered by the blood to the rest of the body.
Credentials that we award students with are valid for 24 months. Before the expiration, rescuers have to renew their credentials through a class for re-certification. Re-certification classes are available for three of our programs.
Training programs: Heartsaver, Heartsaver C, Basic Life Support for HCPs, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support