The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers (CPRO) course is for any individual who has a duty to act to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. This course is meant to train professional-level rescuers like lifeguards, EMS personnel, police, security personnel, firefighters, and athletic trainers, but also individuals serving in roles that would be called upon to provide support in emergency situations such as aquatic facility, gym/fitness club or community/recreation center staff. Also included in this course is training in basic first aid which includes sudden illnesses, external bleeding, seizures, breathing emergencies, environmental emergencies, strokes, burns, and other illness and injuries. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an American Red Cross certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer with First Aid valid for 2 years.
Both CPR/AED from Professional Rescuers and First Aid will be delivered in the American Red Cross "Blended Learning" format in which the course information will be delivered through a web based presentation followed up by an on-site skill training session on the scheduled date. The links (two separate links for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and for First Aid) for the online content will be e-mailed to individuals upon registering for a course. Due to the length of the online content individuals may NOT register less than 48 hours before the scheduled training session for that course. Participants must successfully complete the online material for both links prior to the on-site training session and provide the course instructor with a copy of their online completion certificate.
This course offers knowledge and training for skill necessary to provide care to a victim of a breathing emergency using breathing devices, including resuscitation masks, bag-valve-mask resuscitators, and emergency oxygen. Certification is valid for 2 years.