Why should you learn CPR??

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  • March 12, 2024
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Imagine this scenario: you’re at a family gathering and someone has a heart attack. You see that person collapse to the ground, their face turns blue, and they stop breathing. What do you do? 


CPR is one of those things that everyone should know how to do in case of an emergency situation. CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – it consists of chest compressions with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or oxygen administration. 

Northwest Career College offers free CPR certification classes to our students which will teach anyone how to perform CPR on others. 

In this article, we’ll discuss why CPR is important and what benefits come from taking a CPR class such as Northwest Career College’s CPR classes.

What is CPR?

CPR is a life-saving technique that is used to help those who have stopped breathing due to an illness, injury, or as a result of drowning. CPR can also be given immediately after someone has had a heart attack and the person’s blood flow has been cut off from their brain. 

CPR includes pushing air into a person’s lungs by using either your mouth or by using chest compressions, or a combination of both. 

CPR helps to keep oxygenated blood flowing throughout the body until an AED can be used or emergency responders arrive. 

While CPR is most commonly performed on adults, it still has benefits for children as well.

Even if a child’s heart stops beating after experiencing trauma like drowning, performing CPR will help circulate their blood and may prevent them from going into shock during treatment by first responders. 

By pushing air in and out of a person’s lungs, you are helping provide much-needed oxygen so that the cells in their brain don’t die while waiting for medical professionals to treat them at the hospital.

Why Should You Learn CPR?

Taking a class such as Northwest Career College’s CPR classes not only teaches you how to perform these life-saving skills, but also gives you the chance to save the lives of your loved ones,  

CPR is one of the most important things that you can do for someone who is not breathing or has no pulse.

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All it takes to save a life is 30 chest compressions and two breaths and since most cardiac arrests happen in the home, the person you’re most likely to save is someone you love.

You will also learn how to handle different types of emergencies such as choking and shock so that you are prepared for anything! 

Check out Northwest Career College’s CPR classes today! You never know when knowing these skills might come in handy. And best of all, our instructors make learning fun while providing students with hands-on experience on mannequins at our Las Vegas Campus.

Learn To Save Lives Yourself

Here at our trade school, we are committed to providing affordable, quality CPR Classes to the Las Vegas community. 

We pride ourselves on being an American Heart Association (AHA) testing center and we offer Las Vegas CPR classes designed to fit your personal needs and professional schedule. 

As part of our “student-focused” approach to education, we also offer our CPR classes free of charge to all of our students. Call us today at (702) 403-1592  to book your CPR class and become qualified to save a life in just four hours!

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Dr. Thomas Kenny was born in Chicago, raised in Las Vegas, but considers Northwest Career College his true home. He has been working at NCC for as long as he can remember. He started by moving and building furniture on…Read Full Bio