A: The Federal Occupational safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and a number of State and Federal Regulatory agencies require many occupations to maintain current training in CPR and First Aid. Additionally, many employers want their employees trained even if it's not required. Some industry examples include: construction workers/foremen, manufacturing, teachers and coaches, childcare employees, fitness trainers, lifeguards, Emergency Response Team members, church/community groups and healthcare workers. Realistically everyone needs to know CPR!
A: CPR/AED and First Aid certifications from the American Heart Association are valid for two years.
A: CPR training typically covers care for adult, child and infant cardiac and choking emergencies. AED (automated external defibrillator) training is included in all CPR classes. CPR is broken down into 2 categories: Healthcare Provider and Heartsaver.
A: No. CPR/AED and First Aid certifications require that students must pass a skills test. Students who cannot perform the skills are not issued certification cards. However, a person with a disability can perform many of the skills as well as guide another rescuer through the steps. Even though a person may not be able to complete the certification requirements, it is still a good idea to complete as much of the training as possible. Students who are recovering from a temporary injury that prevents their full participation in a class are encouraged to reschedule their class to another day or time when they will be able to participate.
A: Yes! All of our classes typically take place at work sites. It can be difficult to find a class at a training center. That is why we bring the class to you. We have all the necessary practice equipment and are happy to bring it to your office.
A: There are several things to consider bringing when getting ready to come to class.
As of 2018, all cards are now electronic. You will receive an email with detailed instructions from the AHA within 3-7 days of your classes on how to collect your card.
A: Simply reprint your card from your account on the AHA website.
A: We understand that extenuating circumstances may prevent someone from attending a class. Reservation changes may be made with no charge up to 48 hours prior to the class. After that time, you (or your organization) forfeit that tuition.
A: Latecomers will need to reschedule. We cannot allow someone into the class once it has started. Please call as soon as you know that you're running late or are lost so that arrangements can be made promptly.
A: We follow Fairfax County schools. If the schools are closed, training will be cancelled for the day. Every effort will be made to reschedule the class within 30 days at a time convenient for all concerned. If the schools opt for a delayed opening, a decision will be made on whether to hold the class as scheduled or to reschedule for another day or time.
A: The good Samaritan Law is different in every state. Generally, trained rescuers are covered by this law as long as they meet these parameters.
• Act in good faith (responding voluntarily)
• Stay within the scope of your training
• Stay with the victim until someone of equal or greater training arrives.