CPR/First Aid in Seattle

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Students learn how to give CPR using bag valve masks, a piece of equipment that allows a rescuer to ventilate a victim.

Do you need CPR certification? At Seattle CPR we offer quality training for the cheapest rates in the city. We only allow trainers who are certified by the AHA and AHA-affiliated organizations to teach our courses, so our students receive the best training in CPR/first aid in Seattle. If you are interested in signing up for one of our courses, there is a complete list (schedules and rates) on our Seattle CPR website.

How much do risk factors factor into cardiovascular disease?

When risk factors are called “modifiable” it means they are lifestyle-related. They are factors that predispose a person to a cardiovascular disease because of unhealthy lifestyle decisions. Over 80 percent of the total CVD cases each year can be attributed to lifestyle-related risk factors. While cardiac disease that are genetic make up a percentage of this total, it is more likely for a person to develop a heart problem because of an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise.

Ways to reduce your risk of developing a CVD

  • Cessation of smoking and tobacco use
  • Reducing salt and fat in the diet
  • Increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables
  • Regular physical activity, with mild to moderate exercise at least three times a week
  • Avoiding harmful use of alcohol
  • Prevention of co-morbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia

CPR training at Seattle CPR

We have three basic courses and two advanced courses available at Seattle CPR, as well as three re-certification classes. Basic courses use the Basic Life Support guidelines while advanced courses use the Advanced Life Support guidelines in their respective curricula. Classes can run as short as 4 to 4.5 hours but longer, advanced courses will take as much as two days complete, running for eight hours each day.

Basic Life Support training

  1. Basic Life Support for HCPs (health care providers) – This program teaches one and two-rescuer CPR, AED, and first aid and the 2010 BLS guidelines; 4.5 hrs.
  2. Heartsaver C (health care providers) – This program teaches one-rescuer CPR, AED, and first aid; 4.5 hrs.
  3. Heartsaver (public) – Same curricula as Heartsaver C, but tailored for laypersons (people who don’t work in health care or are not familiar with health care concepts); 4 hrs.

Advanced Life Support training

  1. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS, health professionals) – Covers medical management training for pediatric cases; 14 hrs.
  2. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS, health professionals) – Has the same structure as the PALS curricula, but for adult cases; 16 hrs.

Re-certification is offered for three of the courses above: Basic Life Support for HCPs, PALS, and ACLS. Re-certification time varies as well, depending on the program. Re-certification is enrolled or signed up for before a training credential expires. Credentials have a validity period of 24 months before the rescuer has to renew them.

(Expired certificates cannot be renewed; the rescuer has to take the training program again instead of the re-certification class.)

 

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