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joel277
1 review
3 helpful votes
1/16/19

Alright, I am a nurse, nursing professor as well as a BLS instructor for ASHI, AHA and Red Cross.

I understand that taking a CPR, etc course may seem tedious (especially if required every two yrs), and money/time can be an issue for individuals.

The issue here is, legality, and accreditation, both lacking with this org.

You NEED a real certificate from AHA, ASHI, Red Cross after the course to proof to school, employer, etc that you understand and can perform CPR, first Aid, etc. Not a printed out certificate made from a word document computer program. And NOT MAILED, all cards are ecards these days, so you get instant accreditation sent to you after course completion.

Watching a webinar without a board licensed medical professional will get you in legal trouble, especially if you perform CPR, 1st Aid, etc, and pt is harmed - the Good Samaritan law will not protect you if pt, family or observer seeks litigation and you cannot provide accredited documentation for court.

So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE protect yourself legally and take a legitimate class run by a licensed instructor.

If you are hard up on cash, look for a community class at your local fire department or ask for employee assistance. (Fyi, in Seattle, Microsoft, Amazon, Hilton, Sheraton, Seattle Symphony, Facebook . . . All these companies contract through local nurses and all pay their staff for the training time and course costs.) So talk with your employer for financial assistance if needed.

Be careful online, there are predatory websites out there just waiting to bait you in.

NOW, Go Save a Life!

albertj62
1 review
2 helpful votes
11/25/18

You may be asking yourself, "Is National CPR Foundation legit?" Imagine a theoretical company which says you will be given a card stating you are a Massage Therapist by answering 10 questions anyone can answer about massage therapy - now apply that to CPR and you have the business model for the National CPR Foundation. The company uses misleading wording to trick the buyer into thinking that they are buying something that adheres to American Heart Association standards, despite the American Heart Association not endorsing or accrediting any online CPR courses. Many employers and agencies will not accept this certification because it is not an accredited course, and does not meet AHA or OSHA standards. Upon trying to request a refund, the company will have you jump through hoops to receive one, including getting a typed, signed letter from your employer, and then having to mail back the card which the company states is a "gift" according to their Terms of Service. My best advice would be to stay away from this company and others like it.

ashleyr162
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
2/18/18

I've certified with them 3 times now and I haven't had any issues. Also, everytime I visit their site the design is updated. Will certify again!

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jo48421
1 review
2 helpful votes
2/14/18

** I'm NOT National CPR Foundation staff ** (Not sure why SiteJabber.com site identifies me as working for NCF).
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While online courses give you theoretical knowledge of CPR & First Aid, these are in-person, HANDS-ON skills that need actual practice. Just as you wouldn't want your massage therapist, physical therapist or surgeon to have ONLY ONLINE training, neither will the person who's life you're trying to save. Why? You won't have the mind-body practice & training to development good judgment on HOW to perform the skills accurately & in the correct places.
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NOTE: CPR done correctly will generally include CRACKING the person's ribs to get enough heart compression. That's how firmly you need to do CPR chest-compressions. Can only learn that thru HANDS-ON practice (e.g. on a CPR-mannequin, like resusci-Annie)

Tip for consumers: Generally NOT recommended for anyone who must use CPR & First Aid skill professionally. Possibly good for re-certification purposes in SOME places (If accepted, perhaps alternate 2-yr HANDS-ON certification with this Online certification?)

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shannonc104
1 review
9 helpful votes
1/29/18

The website claims to be AHA compliant; however, the AHA does not actually approve, endorse, or accept these courses. Also, State Boards and employers will not accept these certifications. They do not actually comply with the licensure requirements of most healthcare professionals. Read the actual laws. They typically state that the requirements are met only with "contact hours" of CPR training. THIS IS A SCAM.

cynthiar57
1 review
4 helpful votes
6/1/17

2 years ago I spent all day in a classroom and with them i certified in less than an hour. Really happy with their service! Will tell my co-workers!

roberts508
1 review
2 helpful votes
10/8/16

Totally kicks ass!! fantastic program! everyone should do this!

philc41
2 reviews
29 helpful votes
8/28/16

These are not legit. See this article from Health and Safety Institute.
http://news.hsi.com/onlineonlycpr

darryll12
1 review
16 helpful votes
6/14/16

My wife is a health care professional . She questioned me thoroughly after finishing this on line course . I answered all her questions correctly that she asked me . All the other on line courses were about the same . I am pleased and recommend this certification .

walts3
3 reviews
46 helpful votes
1/24/16

my wife took this online course for first aid/cpr certification for her job at a home care facility. her employer agreed to accept an online training program. she passed with two errors (only 10 questions). i reviewed the test. most of the questions are irrelevant to the training (broken blood vessels are defined as bruises???), ambiguous, and poorly worded.

here's the first question she missed:
"To save an unconscious person who choked on an object you should do the Heimlich maneuver." the supposedly correct answer is false, yet the choking section says "when performing the Heimlich maneuver on an unconscious person lay the patient on his/her back..." it's still the heimlich maneuver when they're on their back.

second question:
"C in C.A.B. stands for chest compressions." they say this is false. the cpr section says "C is for Circulation Compressions," and the next lilne is "Chest Compressions." and they call this a wrong answer??? what is this question actually testing that's of relevance to the training??? google "cab cpr" and see what the 'c' stands for.

this training was so lame i refused to let my wife pay for the certificate. she took another online course from newlifecpr.com. the training was much more rigorous, and testing more reflective of what you need know (40 multiple choice questions instead of 10 true/false).

our advice is stay away from national cpr foundation and get training from a provider where you'll actually learn something.

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https://online.hsi.com/OnlineOnlyCPR Its important to recognize that online training only involves cognitive learning (acquiring factual knowledge). Comprehensive emergency care training typically involves learning psychomotor (physical) skills that require movement, coordination, strength and speed, such as CPR. The only way to really learn a physical skill is by substantial HANDS-ON practice. Emergency care skills, particularly CPR skills, decay rapidly after initial training. Consequently, and in the interest of public health and safety, many health care providers and other persons required by their employers or by state or federal occupational licensing regulations to be trained are typically expected to demonstrate HANDS-ON skill proficiency. A certification card issued by a qualified instructor affiliated with a reputable, recognized training organization is documentary evidence that the holder has demonstrated their skill proficiency. Accordingly, all major sponsors of emergency care training have a credible and documented process designed to ensure that instructors only issue certification cards following HANDS-ON training and practical skills assessment. Be CAUTIOUS of any website that offers a certification card after completing a 100% ONLINE-ONLY course. Such cards are NOT LIKELY to be accepted by state regulatory authorities, and may NOT meet your employers requirements.

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https://online.hsi.com/OnlineOnlyCPR Its important to recognize that online training only involves cognitive learning (acquiring factual knowledge). Comprehensive emergency care training typically involves learning psychomotor (physical) skills that require movement, coordination, strength and speed, such as CPR. The only way to really learn a physical skill is by substantial HANDS-ON practice. Emergency care skills, particularly CPR skills, decay rapidly after initial training. Consequently, and in the interest of public health and safety, many health care providers and other persons required by their employers or by state or federal occupational licensing regulations to be trained are typically expected to demonstrate HANDS-ON skill proficiency. A certification card issued by a qualified instructor affiliated with a reputable, recognized training organization is documentary evidence that the holder has demonstrated their skill proficiency. Accordingly, all major sponsors of emergency care training have a credible and documented process designed to ensure that instructors only issue certification cards following HANDS-ON training and practical skills assessment. Be CAUTIOUS of any website that offers a certification card after completing a 100% ONLINE-ONLY course. Such cards are NOT LIKELY to be accepted by state regulatory authorities, and may NOT meet your employers requirements.

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If the kid(s) you care for should require CPR, you're going to want to have done a HANDS-ON class. It doesn't matter WHERE you'll be a nanny, the bottomline is that YOU will be responsible for their safety. An online course will not be enough.

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While online courses give you theoretical knowledge of CPR & First Aid, these are in-person, HANDS-ON skills that need actual practice. Just as you wouldn't want your massage therapist, physical therapist or surgeon to have ONLY ONLINE training, neither will the person who's life you're trying to save. Why? You won't have the mind-body practice & training to development good judgment on HOW to perform the skills accurately & in the correct places. NOTE: CPR done correctly will generally include CRACKING the person's ribs to get enough heart compression. That's how firmly you need to do CPR chest-compressions. Can only learn that thru HANDS-ON practice (e.g. on a CPR-mannequin, like resusci-Annie)

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