Portland CPR is a top tier training provider located in Portland in the state of Oregon. With the largest variety of training programs offered to students, as well as flexible schedules, trainees continually choose this provider above others in the same area. You can get training for Basic Life Support or Advanced Life Support and receive certification for your training with Portland CPR. If you plan on enrolling with us, you can use the form on the provider homepage or sign up through the telephone or e-mail. Walk-ins are highly encouraged by the staff.
The first step in your training is to choose the program you want to be enrolled in. Our programs are categorized under BLS or ALS training, as well as the target audience, either general public or healthcare providers (HCPs). All of our programs are certification programs, with only one program – basic CPR for the general public – offers optional certification.
General public programs
Heartsaver CPR/AED is the only general public program we offer to trainees. It is completed over 1 day, in a single 4 hour session. This course is a basic CPR training program that covers one-person CPR training, with focus on skill building. CPR includes recognition that cardiac arrest has occurred, calling for help, and starting chest compressions and rescue breaths. All of these skills are taught over the course of the program. There is a skill test administered after the program in order to certify the students (optional).
Healthcare provider programs
Heartsaver CPR/AED (C) is an HCP program that tailors basic CPR and AED training for people who work or are studying healthcare. The program is completed over 1 day, in 4 and a half hours. AEDs are short of automated external defibrillators, used to give the heart electric shock to normalize its rhythm. A pre-test needs to be passed to qualify for training. The certification given at the end of training is mandatory.
Basic Life Support for HCPs introduces the trainees to the complete Basic Life Support guidelines given by the American Heart Association, familiarizing them to the Chain of Survival. The skills taught in this program is one-person and two-person CPR. This program is as long as Heartsaver CPR/AED (C) and also has a mandatory pre-test and a post-test for certification.
Healthcare professional programs
The two Advanced Life Support Programs are tailored exclusively for healthcare professionals. ALS teaches students about CPR in a clinical setting, introducing them to the use of a crash cart and medications given to patient during cardiac arrest. Students are required to have a valid Basic Life Support for HCPs certificate before signing up for ALS training.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support is focused on managing adult victims of cardiac arrest. It runs for two days, 16 hours total. Re-certification is 5-6 hours. Pediatric Advanced Life Support is focused on managing pediatric victims of cardiac arrest. Pediatric victims are children aged 1 months up to 17 years of age. CPR for infants and young children are quite different from CPR given to adults. PALS is a two-day program, 14 hours long. Re-certification is 6-8 hours long.