Who needs CPR ?
What Certification Training do I need?
Hospitals require medical personal to be CPR certified. Medical personnel like doctors, nurses and laboratory technicians may be required to perform CPR in the course of their duties. Human resource personnel, secretaries, maintenance personnel and other non medical employees would seldom need the skills but may be required to have CPR skills. (BLS)Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider Care Giver
Medical personnel must maintain advanced CPR skills, which includes the use of basic equipment and how to do two-man CPR. Non medical personnel could maintain CPR certification at a basic level. AED instruction may be required as a part of the CPR certification process.
Law Enforcement and Firefighters (BLS) Basic Life Support
Police, sheriffs, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMT) and first responders must maintain CPR certification. EMT's and first responders need advanced CPR skills. Basic skills may be sufficient for law enforcement and regular firefighters. (Heartsaver w First Aid) and or (BLS) Basic Life Support
All Medical and Dental Offices (BLS) Basic Life Support
Nursing Students, Nurses, Certified Nurse Assistant CNA's, CNA Students (BLS) Basic Life Support
Like hospitals, all medical personnel in a doctor's office must know how to perform advanced CPR. Office personnel, while less likely to perform CPR, may be still be required to maintain a basic CPR certification. Most offices will likely have an AED on premise, and employees must know how to use it. (BLS) Basic Life Support
Dentists and dental assistants are required to know and maintain CPR certification. While dental offices may seldom have a need for CPR skills, some dental procedures could cause a patient to experience a cardiac arrest. Dental office staff may not be required to maintain CPR skills. (BLS) Basic Life Support
Flight attendants may need to respond to a medical emergency while in the air. The flight attendant cannot guarantee there will be trained medical professionals on board to respond, so the flight attendants must maintain CPR and first aid skills. AED's are common equipment in airports and on planes, and flight attendants are required to know how to use one. (Heartsaver Mw First Aid)
Jail and prison personnel are often required to maintain CPR certification. In the event of an emergency, medical staff may not be immediately available, and guards or other staff may need to respond until medical support arrives. (Heartsaver w First Aid)
Schools, most states require public school teachers and day care workers to maintain CPR certification. If a student or teacher is injured, a teacher can respond to the emergency until medical assistance arrives. (Heartsaver w First Aid)
Anybody who deals with children, whether a parent, teacher or babysitter, should have CPR training. Childcare, Daycare providers and Centers, Children's camp. (Heartsaver w First Aid)
Pools and Beaches Lifeguards must maintain CPR skills. Drowning victims may require CPR, and a lifeguard with CPR skills can respond appropriately to the emergency. (Heartsaver w First Aid)
Employers do not universally accept online CPR re certifications. In some cases, the online agency providing the re certification fails to provide the recommended minimum training. In other cases, the agency does not follow the guidelines set forth by major CPR certification agencies. Prior to enrollment, ensure that you are not wasting your money but are actually getting a valid BLS American Heart Association or Red Cross CPR issued re certification card and not an unrecognized on-line internet institutes generic CPR card.
Source: eHow Contributing Writer
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