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Larry Virdell
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People are stating they have found "on-line" First Aid/CPR classes and want to know if they can do that, sitting at their computer, or if they have to take an actual classroom type class.

The answer is yes, AND no.

You can take an "on-line" First Aid class, BUT if you also want CPR, OSHA requires CPR be taught in an instructor led classroom course.

See: http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=28541

January 17, 2013 at 2:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Jean E.
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Posts: 1

Regarding the CPR\AED certification classes. Yes, you do have to attend a classroom setting AND they are offered at local county fire departments on a regular basis and they're FREE.

The counties hope to get all their residents to be certified, to help save lives!

February 16, 2013 at 1:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Larry Virdell
Site Owner
Posts: 5

Affinity Safety Training is now offering both ASHI Classroom AND "blended" First aid/CPR/AED classes!

Classroom training sessions are 6 hours.

The "blended" class is set-up allowing you to download all your study materials on your computer, study at YOUR own pace, and then attend a scheduled 30-45 minute "hands-on" skills verification session with us to evaluate your newly learned skills in First Aid, CPR & AED application. 

Your American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Certification is good for 2 years and it's one of the few OSHA recognized health and safety recognized on-line courses.

The Basic First Aid portion is soooooo much more friendly now. No more splinting, almost no more tournequits. Most first aid settings are "urban/rural", you're in town, EMS usually gets there before you need to take drastic action like tournequits. It's now focused more on controlling/stopping bleeding and comforting the patient until EMS arrives! It's not so scary anymore! 

AED's (Automated External Defibrillators) are not only required in more health care facilities, but more businesses are installing them as well. It's a REALLY good idea to know how to use them because they save lives!

Contact us for more information.

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December 20, 2013 at 12:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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