ProCPR Basic Introduction

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Welcome to ProCPR Basic. In this lesson, we'll be giving you a rundown of everything you can expect to learn in this important course and even a few specifics of the course. And at the end, we'll share with you some important information about why learning high-quality CPR is so vital.

Your instructor for the duration of your ProCPR Basic course is Roy Shaw. Roy is a licensed paramedic with years of both real-world and instructor experience and also a co-founder of ProTrainings. In other words, you're in good hands.

We created ProCPR Basic to be both efficient and effective, and we developed it with you in mind. Your schedule is probably hectic, which is why ProCPR is available whenever you are, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as opposed to when an instructor is available. You can squeeze in a quick lesson whenever you have a few minutes to spare.

The list of occupations that can benefit from the ProCPR Basic course is long and includes:

  • Construction Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Forestry
  • Transportation
  • Workplace Emergency Response Team
  • Electricians
  • Security Personnel
  • Adult Foster Care
  • Restaurant Staff
  • Home Health Care Aids
  • Hotel Staff
  • CNAs
  • High School Teachers
  • High School Coaches

The total course time includes 1 hour and 27 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, a final test, remedial help, and time spent reviewing downloaded material, like the student manual that comes with this course. You can download that manual here: Student Manual.

What You Will Learn in this Course

Your ProCPR Basic course curriculum is quite substantial. Some of the important things you'll be learning are:

  • Introductory CPR Training
    • The Five Fears of CPR Rescue
  • Medical Emergencies
    • Stroke
    • Heart Attacks
    • Shock
  • Cardiac Arrest Training
    • Adult CPR
    • AED
    • Hands-Only CPR
  • Choking
    • Adult Choking- Conscious and Unconscious
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Reducing Your Risk
    • Glove Removal
    • Hand Hygiene

If you require first aid as part of your certification, check out our Adult CPR & First Aid course.

Our Adult CPR course is a 2-year certification. If you are currently certified with Red Cross, AHA, National Safety Council, ASHI, or Medic First Aid, you are welcome to re-certify with this course. Individuals are free to train, refresh, and test at no charge any time 24/7! This course is nationally accredited and follows the latest American Heart Association, ECC/ILCOR guidelines.

Those of you old enough to remember may recall that McDonald's signs used to include a running total of the number of hamburgers sold until that number outgrew the sign. Nearly 47,000 satisfied professionals just like yourself have completed this ProCPR Basic course. And although our numbers aren't growing as quickly as McDonald's, we do sincerely hope that you'll be the next person who has a satisfying experience.

Pro Tip: Please keep this in mind as you progress through your course: Although this is an online course, we are still available to answer any questions you may have. Don't be shy. If you ever need help, reach out and we'll be here for you.

Also worth mentioning is that the written course material that accompanies each video lesson (like this one) will often have some additional information that isn't in the video. And you'll occasionally find areas of emphasis labeled as Pro Tips and Warnings that will be highlighted and difficult to miss.

Why Learning High-Quality CPR is Important

ProCPR Basic is different from the typical CPR course you're probably accustomed to taking. We believe that high-quality CPR training is something everyone should be able to access, for free. So, rather than paying simply to learn CPR, the payment is at the very end, only for those who need a certification card for work.

We also believe that the problem with CPR isn't that everyone is doing CPR incorrectly. The bigger problem is that people aren't doing CPR at all. That's why we start with the "why." Why are people afraid to rescue? What happens when CPR doesn't work? These are just a few of the parts of the training that will make even the most seasoned professional walk away from the course learning something new or thinking about CPR differently.

Gaining confidence in your skills is a big part of performing high-quality CPR. Remembering that as you progress through each lesson will serve you well.

Welcome again to ProCPR Basic. Now, let's get started!