Ready to enrol in a CPR program? The first step is to choose the best training provider available to you. If you live in Portland, Oregon, don’t look any further than Portland CPR. We have a large selection of class available all through the week, cheap training fees, and very friendly and knowledgeable instructors. You can choose from 8 different training courses, 5 of which are training programs while 3 are for renewal of certification.
All five training programs are certification courses; just be sure to have complete attendance and a passing grade on the certification exam. The exam is composed of a written and practical portion, except for the exam for the general public class which is just an optional skills test. Once all of these requirements are fulfilled, we will award you with a CPR training certificate.
The validity of the credential is two years. Before it expires, we require the rescuers to renew through a re-certification class. If your certificate expires, you have to take the training program again instead of just the shorter re-certification class. So don’t forget to renew!
CPR training programs at Portland CPR
We at Portland CPR offer trainees five training courses, three in Basic Life Support and two in Advanced Life Support. Basic Life Support courses cover the basic skills in giving CPR: compressions, rescue breaths, and defibrillation. These are the basic parts of rescuing a victim of cardiac arrest, in an out of an organized medical area. However, in places like hospitals and clinics where there are trained healthcare professionals, medical interventions are used in conjunction with these skills. This is now part of Advanced Life Support training.
- Heartsaver CPR – BLS, 4 hours, general public
- Heartsaver CPR (C) – BLS, 4.5 hours, healthcare providers
- Basic Life Support for HCPs – BLS, 4.5 hours, healthcare providers
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – ALS, 16 hours (2 days), healthcare providers
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – ALS, 14 hours (2 days), healthcare providers
Pediatric CPR is included in the basic courses but is separated in Advanced Life Support training. When it comes to medical management and the pathophysiology of cardiac arrest in children, PALS differs very much from ACLS. Cardiac arrest in adults is typically caused by a pre-existing heart problem but in children, especially infants and toddlers, cardiac arrest respiratory in nature. If a child goes into respiratory failure, an HCP can expect that cardiac arrest is a another possible complication.
Re-certification is offered for three of our training courses, one BLS program and two ALS programs. Re-certification is also available through the week. No requirements are needed, just a near-expiry but still valid CPR training certificate.
- Basic Life Support for HCPs re-certification – 4 hours
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support re-certification – 5 to 6 hours
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support re-certification – 6 hours and 20 minutes / 8 hours and 20 minutes