CPR Classes in Topsham
When you sign up for CPR classes in Topsham from the American Red Cross, you can rest assured that you'll learn the latest proven techniques for care – and the science behind them. All of our courses, including our in-person, online, and blended Simulation Learning courses, are developed under the guidance of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council – a panel of more than 50 nationally recognized experts from a variety of scientific, medical, and academic disciplines. To learn more about the work of the Council, visit https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/scientific-advisory-council, or, to sign up for a class in your area, review our newest course schedule.
Our CPR training in Topsham can empower you to provide care to someone suffering a cardiac emergency – which can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time. And although that may sound unlikely, especially if you're young and healthy, cardiac emergencies are actually more common than you might think. In fact, cardiac arrest is at the root of over 300,000 deaths per year. Fortunately, our CPR classes not only cover when to use CPR, but how to deliver care to adults, infants, and children – which means that no matter who is suffering a cardiac emergency, you'll be well prepared to help. To find a Topsham CPR certification class in your area, check out our newest class schedule – and gain the knowledge and skills you need to save a life.
The Red Cross not only offers CPR training for adults, but we can also host CPR classes for kids in Topsham. Through our private group lessons, you can arrange for CPR training for your scout troop, youth group, an outdoor club, sports team, etc. All of our instructors are skilled in CPR techniques and instruction – which means that they can deliver information in a variety of ways so that everyone understands the how, when, and why to administer CPR. And with an in-person skills session, the kids in your group will also gain the skills and confidence necessary to help them save a life.
We offer CPR classes for healthcare providers in Topsham that are designed to help you stay up to date on the latest protocols and provide your patients with the care they need, when they need it. During class we'll not only cover how techniques have changed recently, but we'll also deliver hands-on training in one- and two-rescuer CPR, AED usage, ventilations (including BVM), primary assessment, and choking (conscious and unconscious). For complete details on all of the CPR classes for healthcare providers in your area, browse our newest course listing.
Whether you're a nurse, firefighter, paramedic, EMT, social worker, teacher, daycare provider or work in another field that requires continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain licensure or certification, the Red Cross can help. We are approved to award CEUs in Preparedness and Health and Safety Services courses, including First Aid, AED and CPR, Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, Administering Emergency Oxygen, Lifeguarding, Swimming and Water Safety, and more. For details on the Topsham CPR classes and other training opportunities available, explore our newest course schedule.
It may shock you to discover that CPR skill retention begins to decline within a few months after training, and progressively decreases for about a year* – and less than half of CPR course participants can pass a skills test one year after training*. However, you can combat this skill loss by using refresher materials developed by the American Red Cross. These materials are not designed as a full-fledged CPR refresher course, but rather quick, easy-to-use activities that can help sharpen your skills in just a few short minutes. And when used every three months, they can help you maintain your skills throughout the duration of your two-year certification. If your CPR certification has expired or is about to, browse all of the upcoming CPR classes in Topsham, and get the training you need to maintain your credentials.
*According to a research review conducted by the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council
After successfully completing one of our Topsham CPR certification classes, your credentials will be valid for two years. But rather than keeping a copy of your certificate to show to your current or prospective employer, or printing a copy for your own personal records, you can locate them online any time. In order to keep things simple and paperless, we provide all program "graduates" with a unique URL and a QR code that they can use to access all of their Red Cross credentials – making them easy to track no matter where you are.