Note: Your progress in watching these videos WILL NOT be tracked. These training videos are the same videos you will experience when you take the full Community CPR program. You may begin the training for free at any time to start officially tracking your progress toward your certificate of completion.

Welcome to the ProTrainings' Community CPR. In this lesson, we'll be giving you a rundown of everything you can expect to learn in this important course and even a few specifics of the course. And at the end, we'll give you a little information on why learning CPR is so important.

Your instructor for the duration of your Community CPR course is Roy Shaw. Roy is a licensed paramedic with years of both real-world and instructor experience and also a cofounder of ProTrainings. In other words, you're in good hands.

We created Community CPR with you in mind. In our busy modern world, it's hard to imagine fitting anything else into our already jam-packed schedules and especially several hours' worth of CPR training. Since your schedule is already hectic, we created Community CPR to be available whenever you are, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can squeeze in a quick lesson whenever you have a few minutes to spare, whether it's day or night, weekend or workday. It's there when you need it.

Furthermore, you'll be able to absorb the vital skills associated with infant, child, and adult CPR over time by opting-in to our email reminder system. Over the next couple of years, you'll continue to receive these refresher video lessons to keep your skills sharp should you ever need them; important skills that you can use in the workplace, and also at home.

The list of people that can benefit from the Community CPR course are:

  • Middle and High School Students
  • Parents 
  • People that need CPR but not First Aid certification

The total course time includes 2 hours and 2 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, a final test, remedial help, and time spent reviewing downloaded material, like the student manual that comes with this course. You can download that manual here: Student Manual.

What You Will Learn in this Course

Your Community CPR course curriculum is quite substantial. The lessons you're about to dive into are as follows:

  • Introductory CPR Training
    • Welcome to Community CPR
    • 2015 Guidelines Update - CPR
    • The Five Fears of CPR Rescue
    • How to Access EMS Through Technology
  • Medical Emergencies
    • Heart Attacks
    • Stroke
  • Universal Precautions
    • Universal Precautions in the Workplace
    • Handwashing
  • Cardiac Arrest
    • Agonal Respiration (Not Breathing Normally)
    • Adult, Child, Infant CPR
    • Adult, Child, Infant AED
    • Hands-Only CPR
    • When CPR Doesn't Work
  • Choking
    • Adult, Child, Infant Choking (Conscious)
    • Adult, Child, Infant Choking (Unconscious)
  • Bleeding Control
    • Arterial Bleeding
    • Shock
  • Conclusion
    • Special Considerations for CPR, AED, & Choking
    • Conclusion

Community CPR certification includes adult, child, and infant CPR. Individuals are free to train, refresh, and test at no charge any time 24/7! The Community CPR certification is nationally accredited and follows the latest American Heart Association, ECC/ILCOR guidelines.

This course is great for people who do not need a first aid certification. Generally, people who need to be certified for daycare or the general workplace (OSHA Compliance) should take our ProFirstAid certification instead, as it includes adult, child, and infant CPR with a first aid component.

Those of you old enough to remember may recall that McDonald's signs used to include a running total of the number of hamburgers sold until that number outgrew the sign. When you combine all of the ProTrainings courses, several hundred thousand satisfied people just like yourself have completed one of our courses. And although our numbers aren't growing as quickly as McDonald's, we do sincerely hope that you'll be the next person who has a satisfying experience.

Pro Tip: Please keep this in mind as you progress through your course: Although this is an online course, we are still available to answer any questions you may have. Don't be shy. If you ever need help, reach out and we'll be here for you.

Also worth mentioning is that the written course material that accompanies each video lesson (like this one) will often have some additional information that isn't in the video. And you'll occasionally find areas of emphasis labeled as Pro Tips and Warnings that will be highlighted and difficult to miss.

Why Learning High-Quality CPR is Important

Community CPR is different from the typical CPR courses. We believe that high-quality CPR and first aid training is something everyone should be able to access, for free. So, rather than paying simply to learn CPR, the payment is at the very end and only for those who need a certification card.

We also believe that the problem with CPR isn't that everyone is doing CPR incorrectly. The bigger problem is that people aren't doing CPR at all. That's why we start with the "why." Why are people afraid to rescue? What happens when CPR doesn't work? These are just a few of the parts of the training that will make even the most seasoned professional walk away from the course learning something new or thinking about CPR.

Gaining confidence in your skills is a big part of performing high-quality CPR. Remembering that as you progress through each lesson will serve you well.

Welcome again to Community CPR. Now, let's get started!