Great job! Based on your answers, it sounds like you have a good working knowledge of what to do in common emergency situations. You may already be CPR certified, and perhaps you’ve completed some First Aid training. This is good news for the people you see every day, as well as those you encounter throughout your travels.
If you’re not as confident in your skills as you’d like to be, or you need to maintain an active CPR certification for your job or job search, be aware that refresher training is available. These courses bring you up to speed quickly, give you hands-on skills practice opportunities and equip you to respond to everything from everyday bumps and bruises to the most serious, life-threatening medical emergencies. As a general rule, taking time to refresh your First Aid and CPR skills every two years is a good best practice.
It’s important to understand that when you invest your time and energy into CPR certification, you’re learning from a provider who meets ILCOR standards – they’re the ones the American Heart Association recognizes and employers require. The easiest, best way to learn CPR and First Aid involves an eLearning component – classes you can take on your phone at your own pace – combined with an in-person, hands-on training with an experienced instructor that helps you build your skills, knowledge and confidence.