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CPR Cert.

How easy or hard is the CPR class in order to get certified, through the Red Cross?


Asked by Anonymous at 5:14 PM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • My 14 year old had no problem with it.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:22 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • It's actually pretty easy. It is about a 6 hour class (with the first aid included). You will watch some videos and you will practice on infant, child, and adult dummies. The instructor will show you what to do and if you are doing something incorrect then she/he will correct you. You will have to take a test but as long as you have been paying attention, you will pass it.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 5:17 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • it's really easy. They have instructors with you t the class showing yo how to do it. Just pay attention to what they are saying and pass the written.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:17 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • you have to sign up in advanced, bring a lunch, listen to their dvd, the new cpr is all about compressions~really easy and simple, maybe dummies to push down on, no written test for us....out in 4 hrs~

    Answer by surfcitymom at 5:19 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • It's super easy. You should walk out of the class with your CPR card.

    Answer by Cindy18 at 5:26 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Easy!!!

    Answer by heathermarie32 at 5:26 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • It's really easy, and borderline boring. The class takes all day, so dress comfortably and bring a snack. Often First Aide is offered along with CPR, but it is a separate class, technically.

    Answer by Pnukey at 5:30 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Simple. :) Like another poster said, first aid is offered along with CPR but be aware that if you need child/ infant CPR certification that is another session. It is here anyways.

    Answer by Jessica157 at 5:34 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Simple

    Answer by Punkie74 at 7:16 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I have been a Red Cross CPR and First Aid Instructor for over 25 years, and the programs are geared towards complete novices! As an instructor I provide the class with video taped simulations, followed by demonstration on mannequins (adult, child, and infant), and then have the class pair up and practice on the mannequins, while I go around and correct techniques and give tips. The mannequins are sterilized and specially designed to give the most accurate true "feel" for giving breaths and chest compressions.

    The best way to learn is hands the classes are designed to give you lots of "floor time." If you pass the multiple choice test at the end, you will be officially certified for one year. HOWEVER, I have taught MANY new parents and grandparents the skills without them having to take the final test--many of them just "audited" the course for the information. So your instructor may allow you to do this as well.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:20 PM on Jul. 25, 2010