When you need to sign up for a life safety course, you will see that HeartCert offers several different classes. So we thought we would take the time to discuss the difference between CPR and first aid classes.
When you sign up for CPR classes, you will learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how to recognize the situations where administering it is appropriate. When someone is experiencing cardiac arrest (when their heart stops beating), properly administering CPR could save their lives. The main purpose of CPR is to keep blood that has been oxygenated flowing through their body in order to keep their vital organs alive until help arrives. While CPR will not restart that person’s heart, it can keep them alive until a defibrillator can be used on that person.
First Aid Classes
First aid classes tend to cover a wider variety of ways to assist a person who has been hurt. For example, first aid classes will teach you how to treat deep cuts or bone fractures. But first aid classes will also teach you how to help someone who is choking. You will learn to apply pressure to a bleed and how to splint a bone that has been fractured and several other life-saving skills.
While CPR classes tend to focus on helping someone who is experiencing cardiac arrest, first aid classes tend to focus on all other emergency situations: cuts, fractures, choking and everything in between. Taking both of these classes can be extremely beneficial in the event an emergency situation arises.
So when you are ready to get First Aid or CPR certified you can register here: CPR and First Aid Certifications St. Cloud