Learning how to perform CPR properly takes just a few short hours, but it can change a life forever. At the American Red Cross, we offer best-in-class in-person, online and blended learning CPR courses designed for adults, children, healthcare providers, schools and more. However, like many things, if you don't use your skills frequently, they're often easy to forget.
Find information on performing CPR on adults. This quick guide gives you details on body positioning, hand placement and timing so that you can effectively help an adult in need.
Learn to perform CPR using an effective compression-only technique that can be administered by just one person.
Children and babies need specialized care when they're experiencing breathing or cardiac emergencies. Find out how to safely perform CPR on children and infants.
Find step-by-step instructions to help you safely perform CPR on your pet in his or her time of need.
Why Train With the Red Cross
Red Cross CPR Training Saves Lives
A Certificate of Merit lifesaving award is one of the highest awards given by the American Red Cross. Watch as the team at Shelby Electric Cooperative receives their lifesaver award and talks about how their Red Cross CPR health and safety training gave them the skills to save their co-worker's life.
Red Cross training matters
For more than a century, we've prepared people to respond to emergencies of all sizes - from the everyday to the large disaster. Join the millions we train every year and learn the skills that can save a life.