This course will be taught in accordance with the new 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines.
Please note: Starting June 1, 2016, all CPR courses will be 4.0 hours in length.
The course is intended for health care providers. Providers will learn CPR skills for helping victims of all ages with respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest or choking. This course includes use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). Completion of the course offers a CPR card with an expiration date of two years.
Participants must have an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers card OR Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers card. If you do not bring your current CPR card (or a copy), you will not be allowed in the class. We are not allowed to accept template letters. According to AHA the only proof of CPR certification is the AHA or Red Cross card or a copy of the card.
This course is intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. This course is appropriate for physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, residents, fellows, medical and nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, other allied health personnel, and police officers.
Please register for only one class session. That means only one roster registration or one waitlist registration. Sigining up for more than one class prevents other people from getting their certification. You must sign up for a class by 7am the day before the class. Note: UW Medical Foundation staff must enter your employee ID number during the registration process.
To cancel your registration you must call the Emergency Education Center at (608) 263-7259 at least three business days before the start of your scheduled class. If you cancel within the accepted timeframe, you will receive a credit for the full amount. If you cancel fewer than three business days before the start of your scheduled class, you will not receive a refund or credit. In the event that the Emergency Education Center must cancel a class due to low enrollment or because of an ill instructor, a makeup date will be provided or your payment can be refunded.
If you report for class and are unable to take the course because your CPR is not current, you will not receive a refund for the course. In the event that the Emergency Education Center must cancel a class due to low enrollment, or an ill instructor, a makeup date will be provided or your payment can be refunded.