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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR Certification)

Definition - What does Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR Certification) mean?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification is a certification process which involves successfully completing a designated first aid course in an authorized hospital, health or training organization. The course includes theoretical and practical training on CPR.

Some organizations also conduct e-learning and test via the Internet using multimedia.

Safeopedia explains Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR Certification)

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification programs meets the needs of workplace responders, professional rescuers and responders, healthcare providers as well as the general public. CPR certification is a pre-requisite for some health professions, competency and jobs.

The two approved certifications in the USA are American Red Cross Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Health Care Provider.

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