Welcome to the SureFire CPR FAQ page. By signing on with SureFire for your CPR training needs, you’ll find answers to some of the most common frequently asked questions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation including “What is CPR?”, how to get CPR certified and other general facts about CPR guidelines.

There are a number of out of date procedures and bad information about CPR available on the web. At SureFire CPR, we’ve made it our mission to provide the most up to date information on First Aid instruction and how to become CPR certified to all residents of the Southern California area, including San Diego, Corona, Orange County, Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino.

Those wondering where to get CPR certified have found the right partner in SureFire CPR. Here are some of the questions most commonly asked of our professional staff as well as some general questions to help get you started on learning more about CPR procedures:

The CPR chain of survival

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Basically, it works out like this –

•    Cardio = heart
•    Pulmonary = lungs
•    Resuscitate = revive

CPR literally means reviving a person’s heart and lungs. It’s your heart’s job to keep pumping oxygen-rich blood out from your lungs and into the rest of your body. It’s your lungs job to take in oxygen, which is used as a means to fuel the rest of your body.

Some of the things that can trip either of the organs up in their duties of moving oxygen through your body include choking, suffocation, or a heart attack. If either one stops working, you have a problem, and that’s where CPR can come in.

The goal of cardiopulmonary resuscitation is to both simulate the breathing of a person’s lungs and the pumping of their heart. It’s made up of 2 main parts: rescue breathing and chest compressions. Rescue breathing involves exhaling air from your lungs into the other person’s so their body can absorb all the oxygen. Chest compressions involve manually pressing down on the person’s chest to compress the heart and get the blood flowing again.

Surefire CPR provides training courses that, upon successful completion, provide you with your CPR certification. You can visit one of our locations in Orange, Laguna Hills, or Corona.

It’s easy to get certified in CPR from a certification and training program such as ours, you can either come to one of our training locations, or we can come to you. We serve universities, businesses, schools, and more throughout Orange County, Riverside County, San Diego County, Los Angeles County, and the Coachella Valley.

Aside from the obvious ability to help a person in an emergency situation, CPR and First Aid training can help teach you exactly how to determine the victim’s needs at the moment, what signs to look for in a heart attack or choking episode, and how best to treat some sudden illnesses.

You can find a complete list of our available courses, office locations, and schedules on our classes page. We are also available to come to your office or place of business to offer more personalized courses! If you are ready to move from asking “What is CPR?” to “How can I learn and become CPR certified”, contact one of our staff professionals and schedule a class today!


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