What Are the Pros and Cons of Online CPR Training?

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training can help you save a life – literally. In fact, learning how to perform CPR empowers you with the ability to provide immediate medical assistance in a life-threatening scenario that may involve someone you love.

Becoming CPR certified ensures that if a friend or family member suffers sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), you’ll be ready to perform CPR instantly. And by administering CPR efficiently, you may be able to increase this victim’s chances of survival.

For those who want to learn how to perform CPR, there are many training courses that are readily available, too. And with online classes, students can discover what it takes to perform CPR at their convenience.

So what are some of the pros and cons of online CPR classes? Let’s first examine some of the pros associated with these courses:

  1. Flexibility

Online CPR courses offer exceptional flexibility because they allow you to sign up and complete the online training sessions at your convenience.

It also is important to keep in mind that you will need to complete the skills training portion of the CPR course in a classroom. However, the skills training is much shorter than an actual class and you can schedule it around a time that is convenient for you.  The skills portion is extremely important, as it enables you to get hands-on experience that can help you understand how to perform CPR properly.

  1. Affordability 

Thanks to online classes, you should have no trouble fitting a CPR training program into your budget.

A computer is the only thing you’ll need to complete the majority of your online training. And when you sign up for online classes, the skills training portion is included in the enrollment cost as well. That way, you’ll pay one price for an all-inclusive, blended learning experience that empowers you with information that may help you save an SCA victim’s life.

Comparatively, let’s consider some of the cons associated with online CPR training:

  1. Requires self-motivation

Are you motivated to learn CPR outside of a traditional classroom setting? Online students must be self-motivated to complete both the online and in-class skills portions of CPR training; otherwise, they may struggle to learn how to perform CPR correctly.

  1. Accessing course materials requires an Internet connection

Is your Internet connection not working? In this situation, it will be impossible to access your online CPR training class, as an Internet connection is necessary to access course materials.

So which is better: participating in a blended learning experience that mixes online and in-class training or completing CPR coursework exclusively in a classroom?

Ultimately, it all depends on the student. But regardless of which training option you choose, you’ll be able to learn all about various CPR techniques without delay if you sign up for CPR classes at SureFire CPR.

At SureFire CPR, all of our CPR courses teach students the ins and outs of CPR. And when you’ve completed your training, you’ll fully understand how to perform CPR quickly and effectively.

In addition, we employ friendly, experienced medical professionals who are happy to respond to any CPR questions or concerns you may have. As such, you’ll be able to make the most of your learning experience any time you enroll.

Check out SureFire CPR’s vast array of CPR classes, and you can reap the benefits of our superb CPR training.

To learn more about our CPR training, please contact us today at (888) 277-3143.

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About the author

I spent 15 years as a firefighter and paramedic...

And too often I would arrive on the scene of someone unconscious, surrounded by a circle of people feeling helpless. Sometimes those people would even have CPR training but lacked the confidence and experience to act.

That’s why I started SureFire CPR. Our classes are practical and engaging – teaching you the crucial skills you need to know what to do and feel empowered to take action.

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Zack Zarrilli, Founder

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