Los Angeles CPR is a training provider of high quality and affordable cardiopulmonary resuscitation courses. Unlike other providers in the city, all of the classes we offer students are taught by certified rescuers – this assures our trainees that they will be taught with the best curriculum on CPR possible. If you need certification, all of the courses we have are workplace and academic approved CPR, first aid,ACLS, BLS and PALS certification classes. We just require our trainees to complete a number of requirements before we award them with training credentials.
How long will the training be?
Because we have a variety of training courses available, they vary in terms of both curriculum and length. Some courses can run as short as four hours while other courses can take two days to complete. Basic courses such as those under Basic Life Support are typically four hours long, while more advanced courses under Advanced Life Support run from 14 to 16 hours long.
Here is a list of all our offered courses and how long they take to complete.
- Heartsaver CPR/AED – 4 hours
- Heartsaver CPR/AED C (for healthcare providers) – 4.5 hours
- Basic Life Support for HCPs – 4.5 hours
- Basic Life Support for HCPs re-certification – 4.5 hours
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support – 16 hours (2 days)
- ACLS re-certification – 5 to 6 hours
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support – 14 hours (2 days)
- PALS re-certification – 6 to 8 hours
Our basic training courses aren’t very long because they focus more on helping trainees build CPR skills – chest compressions, rescue breaths, and first aid. On the other hand, advanced courses are very long because they are healthcare professional courses that focus on both knowledge and skill building.
We only offer one program to the general public – the first Heartsaver class. It has the same curriculum as Heartsaver C but tailors the lessons for people who are not familiar with health care terms and topics. The rest of our courses are tailored for people who work in healthcare or are allied health professionals.
We have five training courses – three under Basic Life Support and two under Advanced Life Support – and three re-certification classes. The training credential you will receive after completing training with us is valid for only 24 months. The short validity ensures that the rescuer will learn new updates, skills, and techniques in CPR in a re-certification class.
It is also important to remember that we do not allow rescuers with expired certificates to sign up for re-certification training. Once your training credential is near expiry not expired, do enroll in a re-certification class.
What will I learn in a CPR class?
All of the courses cover the basics in CPR – skills in chest compressions, rescue breaths, and defibrillation. Chest compressions are ideally started immediately after a person collapses due to cardiac arrest. Once the rescuer has ascertained that there is no pulse and/or irregular/no breathing, a cycle 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths is given. This is repeated until medical help arrives, usually the EMTs. If chest compressions are correctly given, patient outcomes are greatly improved.