dealsonline cpr certification & cpr re-certification…

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I upvoted this and firmly believe EVERYONE should be certified. Period.
However, DO check with your local fire or police department for free training that you, as a taxpayer, can receive. Heck, our local library 'checks out' the CPR dummy and training videos too. Other local resources like the Red Cross, YM(or W!)CA and a ton of other organizations will help you save a life.
It's like giving blood, only without the cookies! There's no reason not to do this.

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If you need CPR training for work, check with them first to see if they would accept this. My work does not accept online certification.

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Most hospitals require a hands-on evaluation, which this site covers by using a local CPR trainer to evaluate you. It would be in your best interest to make sure one is available in your area first however.

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If I don't need the certification, where can I learn this for free? I heard you have to sing 'another one bites the dust." but I'm not too sure abut the rest of the proceedure

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@kingaroonie: "another one bites the dust"? I thought it was "Staying Alive"!? Or do they both have the same tempo? (I'm not exactly musically gifted.)

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@ginawoot: Yeah they're both about the same.

Both are also hilariously morbid jokes to hum to yourself as you try to save someone's life.

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My last recent was with an online company and local in-person test. These guys are doing American Heart Assoc course, which is most widely used... Not sure who pays the local tester, though...

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A co-worker did used this in a pinch, said its ok for someone who knows what to do, but a new person would get lost. My advice, first timers should do hands-on in class (Check your local hospital, you can always find a class).

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@ginawoot: Both have about 100 beats per minute, which is what AHA is shooting for these days.

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The last time I practiced mouth-to-mouth on my PC I got a nasty shock.

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My library won't let me check out the dummy anymore after the last 'incident'. She has such a pretty mouth, though.

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In the interest of making sure everyone knows how to do SOMETHING in a situation where CPR is needed, the American Heart Association put out a video showing you how to do hands only cpr. And you'll be glad to know that they do in fact use "Stayin Alive" to give you an idea of the speed you should go. Enjoy!

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/HandsOnlyCPR/Hands-Only-CPR_UCM_440559_SubHomePage.jsp