CPR Recertification

A CPR recertification is often required after a year, although some companies offer longer lasting certificates. The type of recertification you look for depends on your needs and the requirements of the company or organization that you are working for. Usually health care workers need to get their CPR certificates recertified to learn the specific requirements for CPR procedures for different cases.

Usually a person looking for a CPR recertification course tends to start at the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. Both these organizations are well known and have set the standards for CPR training and also its certification. Apart from these two main organizations there are many others that offer various types of certification courses, hence it is very important to know which recertification you are looking for and what is needed in your company.

The recertification programs are available for business owners, employees who need to meet ASHI requirements, health care workers and also people who want to be recertified for various other reasons.

American Safety and Health Institute is also a well known and respected resource for getting your CPR recertification done. This organization works with the health care companies, government entities and other organizations to provide CPR training to people. The courses given by any organization depends on the location and also on the needs of the person.

Apart from the government organizations, there are private companies as well who provide genuine courses which match up to the ASHI requirements. Although you should make sure the private company offering the CPR recertification course is certified with ASHI and also if your company accepts the recertification from that company.

CPR training for recertification can also be obtained from Red Cross organizations that are located all around the globe. The latest trend that is going around is the online trainings. Many companies offer a blended course of online as well as on-site testing courses. The videos and content given on the site for CPR training is approved and recognized by many emergency systems.

The American Heart Association, American Red Cross or ASHI training professionals sometimes evaluate a person or group of candidates who have applied for CPR recertification and have completed the online video training. This is done to make sure that all the skills needed to be certified are met. The online training programs of many sites require a candidate to already be certified from Red Cross, American Heart Association, Medic First Aid or ASHI. The recertification usually lasts up to a year or so depending upon the course you are doing, after which you have to again go through the recertification.

A typical Recertification test consists of 2 phases. The first is the written test, wherein the candidate is asked various questions about the basics of CPR. This is designed to make sure that the people who are applying for recertification, are familiar with the updated CPR techniques. They know when to perform it, how to perform it and how they deal with situations other than normal situations; like infants who are not able to breath. This usually consists of a multiple choice question paper so that the candidates are allowed to choose from several probable answers for each question.

The second half of the CPR recertification test is the skills test. In this test the candidate has to demonstrate his/her CPR skills on a manikin. This shows the examiner that the candidate knows the proper position for performing CPR, and is able to follow the right protocol and also knows how to administer rescue breaths and chest compressions in the order decided by the AHA. The candidate is evaluated by an instructor and/or by an official test administrator who then confirms whether the candidate can perform CPR properly on a real human if need arises.

The CPR recertification tests are usually very low on stress as a candidate who is applying for recertification has already gone through the basic CPR classes a year ago and he/she has already had enough practice of giving tests before a real test. The instructors are more than happy to help you out with any difficulty you are facing as well as provide pointers to the candidates so that they do well in their tests.

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