Community CPR Print

Need to take or recertify your Healthcare Provider & can't find a class?

The American Heart Association now offers the CPR class online! You complete the written portion at your computer in the comfort of your own home, print out the completion certificate, and then schedule a skills session with an Instructor at the Council to demonstrate the skills. We'll still continue to offer traditional classroom sessions as well each month but these new blending learning opportunites provide much greater flexibility for someone who's busy & on the go. 

To access the American Heart Association's eLearning website, click here

HAVE A CURRENT CPR CARD? Your skills session is called "Accelerated Heartcode". The fee is $40 and you MUST bring your Healthcare Provider CPR card with you to the skills session. Sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes. Click here to schedule your skills session at the Council's Training Center. Space is limited to 3 participants per session. 

DON'T HAVE A CURRENT CARD OR HAVE NEVER HAD ONE? Your skills session is called "Sample HeartCode". The fee is $50 and the skills session is 2 1/2 hours. You will be issued a two year CPR card upon successful completion. Click here to schedule your skills session at the Council's Training Center. Space is limited to 3 participants per session. 

Please note that the American Heart Association charges a separate fee for completion of the online portion. 

Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.

Please DO NOT bring children with you to your class or skills check. The office is not equipped to watch your children while you test and insurance regulations do not allow staff to care for your children! 

 


 

What is CPR?
CPR stands for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. It is a procedure used to revive or resuscitate a person in cardiac or respiratory arrest.

What is a Community CPR Program?
Community CPR programs are organized to train as many persons as possible within a community in CPR. The higher the percentage of the population trained in CPR, the lower the death rate from heart attack.

Who Can Perform CPR?
Anyone. The procedure is easy to learn and simple to perform.

Who Needs CPR?
An unconscious person who is not breathing and has no pulse needs CPR. A person who is not breathing but has a pulse needs rescue breathing.

Why Should I Learn CPR?
Because you can make a difference! Cardiac arrest may be caused by a variety of diseases, illnesses, and injuries. Statistics show that 61% of those individuals who suffer cardiac arrest are revived if CPR is begun within the first minute following arrest. If you are present at the scene of a heart attack, accident, or drowning and know CPR, you can save a life.

How Can I Learn CPR?
The Lord Fairfax EMS Council, as a Community Training Center for the AHA, will work with you to enroll you in a CPR class or to set up a class for your neighborhood, club, church, office, or school group. Anyone over the age of 12 can participate in a CPR class. The Council will provide an instructor, training materials and equipment.

What Does Learning CPR Involve?
There are several levels of CPR training. HeartSaver is the most basic of CPR certifications, and includes choking, rescue breathing and one-person CPR. Pediatric Basic Life Support includes child and/or infant choking, rescue breathing and CPR. Healthcare Provider CPR covers rescue breathing, choking, two-person CPR, and infant resuscitation. More advanced levels of training include instructor. If you currently hold a BCLS card and would like to become an Instructor, contact the Council Office.

Lord Fairfax EMS Council
540-665-0014
877-208-9111 Toll Free