I've been CPR certified for a few years (for my job).
I got my CPR cert online. Yeah, I know...but they did do a good job and I do know CPR.
check them out...
I think it was like $15.
idk what the cost is. I took it at the red cross and it took 4 hours.
different cost at different places. google places in your area and compare prices or find the free clinics
where I live its about $50 at the YMCA
I live in CA and out here they cost beween $75 and $120. Because you can be CPR certified and not have any First-Aid training. I have certs for both and the classes we 2, 6 hour sessions. Look in your area because sometimes the Red Cross does it for discounts and even free.
In Canada it's given usually by St. John's Ambulanec and basic CPR takes a 1/2 day and costs about $40. If you want some first aid as well - it's a 1 or 2 day course and costs about $120. We also have a Wilderness First Aid in my town that is several weeks, once a week and starts at about $300.
I cannot tell you how many CPR, first aid, advanced first aid and advanced life support classes I have taken. Courtesy of the U.S. Red Cross, the military and my employer. This may not make sense to you now, but the cost does not matter; here is why.
A few weeks ago my older son and I were having lunch - he had a hot dog, etc. I caught something out of the corner of my eye and looked. My son reached to his neck with the "I'm choking sign" and a look of complete terror on his face. I told him I understood, and because of all that training, I didn't have to think - I just reacted. I went over to him and did one Heimlich thrust and he started to wretch and cough. He was making progress, so no more thrusts. A second later he propelled a section of hot dog half way across the table. After a couple of quick breaths he looked up at me and smiled, and said "good Heimlich, dad."
I'm not telling you this because I think I'm brave or special in any way. I'm telling you this because of all the repetitive training that I didn't have to think: I just reacted.
If I had to think, I may have called 911. Big mistake, because when seconds count, 911 is only minutes away. He may have had a brain injury.
Take every class you can - you never know when you will use it. I NEVER imagined. In fact, you may even use the first aid training to save yourself.
Depends on where you live
American Heart Association ( the program required by my nursing school) was $80 and took about 4 hours ( though they said it was an 8 hour training). Advanced Cardiac Lifesupport (ACLS) where they teach you to run a code was $225 and took 2 days.
umm, cost vary- You can contact your local Red Cross, they normally hold free clinics I believe. . .. Also, if you have been previously certified, you can take the tests and stuff online with American Heart Association, and I think you can do it with red cross too. . . . . I would start with calling red cross, or even calling the hospital and asking general information that question.
Free at your local redcross! It is a very interesting thing to know.