If you need Seattle CPR certification then you have come to the right place. Seattle CPR is one of the best training providers in the country, with a selection of quality training programs available at the cheapest rates in Washington. There are many providers in the city but none offering better quality or more affordable rates than Seattle CPR. Choose from one of our eight training programs in CPR and become a certified rescuer today.
CPR training credentials and renewal
The training programs we offer at Seattle CPR are certification programs. We require students to have complete attendance and a passing grade on the post-test in order to receive their training credentials. Certificates are valid for 24 months. As they approach their expiration date, students can renew them through a re-certification program.
If you ask why certificates expire so quickly, it is because skills in CPR have to be practiced so rescuers can retain both knowledge and skill in adequately giving CPR. Studies have shown that learning CPR in a single lesson with no follow up greatly decreases the effectiveness when it is used in an actual situation, especially if the lapse of time is great.
We offer five training programs and three-recertification classes.
- Heartsaver CPR has two classes, one for the public and one for healthcare providers (HCPs). This is a Basic Life Support class that teaches trainees how to give one-person CPR rescue. First aid and defibrillation training are part of the Heartsaver programs as well. The general public version is an optional certification class (trainees can choose not to get certified by opting out of the skills test)
- Basic Life Support for HCPs teaches one and two-person CPR rescue, first aid, and defibrillation. In this program, focus is also placed on the latest Basic Life Support guidelines from the American Heart Association. The latest guidelines were released in 2010.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is an Advanced Life Support class that teaches trainees how to give CPR to and medical manage an adult patient. ALS programs are mainly focused on how to give CPR in a medical set up with equipment, diagnostics, and medication. They are longer than the BLS programs; ACLS is 16 hours long and completed over 2 days.
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is the pediatric training counterpart to the ACLS program. Instead of teaching the medical management of adult victims, the PALS program teaches trainees how to medically manage a pediatric victim. Trainees are taught how to give CPR to an infant as well as a toddler. CPR for older children is very similar to adult CPR.
Re-certification is offered for three of these programs: Basic Life Support, ACLS, and PALS training.
- There are no pre-requisites for the Basic Life Support programs. However, for ALS training, only HCPs may apply. They are also required to have a valid Basic Life Support for HCPs training certificate before they sign up for ACLS or PALS.