Note: Your progress in watching these videos WILL NOT be tracked. These training videos are the same videos you will experience when you take the full Student CPR program. You may begin the training for free at any time to start officially tracking your progress toward your certificate of completion.

Welcome to ProTrainings' Student CPR. 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 give you a little information on why learning CPR is so important, along with a short story that will drive the point home.

Your instructor for the duration of your Student CPR 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're so excited to provide you with the opportunity to learn lifesaving CPR and first aid skills at no cost. Why would we do this? Because we know that some of the best rescuers in our communities are young people just like you.

You're strong enough to perform the skills necessary for high-quality CPR. You're courageous enough to get involved. And you're caring enough to want to help someone in need.

The total course time includes 1 hour and 34 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 Student CPR course curriculum is pretty substantial. Some of the important things you'll be learning are:

  • Introductory CPR Training
    • The Five Fears of CPR Rescue
  • Heart Attack and Stroke
    • Stroke
    • Heart Attacks
  • Cardiac Arrest Training
    • Adult, Child, Infant CPR
    • Adult, Child, Infant AED
    • Hands-Only CPR
  • Choking Training
    • Adult, Child, Infant Choking (Conscious)
    • Adult, Child, Infant Choking (Unconscious)
  • First Aid Training
    • Shock Management
    • Bleeding Control

Student CPR is a mission-based program dedicated to training students to be confident, knowledgeable responders. This is accomplished by offering a high-quality program that is flexible enough to adapt to unique classroom situations and is offered at no cost to the school or student.

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. You can find us on both Facebook (Student CPR) or Twitter (@RoyOnRescue).

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

We 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.

Meet Liz, a Young Rescuer

Liz Lindgren, a student from Champlin Park High School, was driving with her family to her sister's school. They were going through a curve in the road when a motorcycle in front of them hit its muffler on the ground while turning too quickly to switch lanes.

Liz and her sister ran over to the motorcyclist, who was showing no signs of life. Liz began performing CPR immediately with 30 chest compressions. Liz shares her thought process: "If I had to, I was going to do two breaths, but then he started moaning and his eyes were starting to move." Emergency responders arrived soon after that and took the man to the hospital.

You never know when the skills you're about to learn can help save a life and 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 Student CPR. Now, let's get started!