Don't Be Fooled by Online-Only First Aid, BLS, Basic/HeartSaver CPR/AED Certification Courses!
There are numerous websites that offer "Online CPR/First Aid" certifications without needing to go to a facility or training center. The American Heart Association (AHA), American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), American Red Cross (ARC) and the National Safety Council (NSC) do not endorse such curriculum. The AHA, ASHI, ARC and NSC course completion cards are NOT issued without hands-on skill testing from an authorized instructor for that discipline.
"Substantial hands-on practice is needed to meet psychomotor skill performance objectives"
- 2010 American Heart Association(R) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
"The only way these physical skills can be learned is by actually practicing them"
-Clarification of OSHA training requirements for basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
"No AHA course completion card is issued without hands-on manikin skills testing by an AHA Instructor for that discipline"
- 2013 American Heart Association(R) Program Administration Manual (PAM)
What to Avoid when looking for Online Training!
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