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
- 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.
- Heartsaver C (health care providers) – This program teaches one-rescuer CPR, AED, and first aid; 4.5 hrs.
- 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
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS, health professionals) – Covers medical management training for pediatric cases; 14 hrs.
- 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.)