CPR Training is Unlike what we see on TV and in movies.
CPR training teaches us that lifesaving can be messy, violent and emotionally upsetting.
However, there is beauty in real people helping real people.
After all, the one thing nearly everybody wishes for, is for more time. Specifically, time with family and friends. So, CPR training helps you be ready to be a hero. You may be able to give someone more time.
CPR Training Creates Heroes
Our favorite CPR training story occurred a few years ago. Our dear friend Christine, a seemingly healthy mother of five, experienced sudden cardiac arrest at home while exercising on her treadmill. Her oldest son, Brian, only 15 years old, had just received CPR training at Boy Scouts, just two days earlier. He was there when his mother collapsed, and he performed CPR on her until first responders arrived.
Thanks to Brian’s CPR training, quick actions and excellent medical care received, Christine survived.
Brian went on to earn his Eagle Scout award. His signature service project was placing 12 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in prominent places around town. This included popular hiking and walking trails, so that help may be available to anyone experiencing cardiac arrest. Brian is a true CPR hero.
CPR Training for You
For the past 22 years, CardioCare CPR Training has been training and certifying heroes in Melbourne and across Florida. Our CPR, BLS, ACLS and PALS courses are available in Melbourne and many other cities in Florida, or online with our AHA HeartCode blended learning platform or ASHI blended CPR courses.
Because we love what we do, we thank you for choosing us to train and certify you in CPR, BLS, ACLS and PALS.
Meet The Team
Kristi Karren — Owner, Authorized AHA BLS Instructor, Authorized ASHI Instructor, Instructor Trainer — Kristi’s on-the-job training included raising four children and volunteering in Scouting and church youth groups for 25+ years. In 2021, she earned the “Instructor of the Year” award after receiving the highest number of 5-star Google reviews for her classes.
Boyd Karren — Co-owner, Authorized AHA BLS Instructor, Authorized ASHI Instructor, Authorized AVERT Instructor — Boyd began learning First Aid and CPR as an 11 year-old Boy Scout. He loves teaching these life-saving skills to others.
American Heart Association Training Site
and Nationally Authorized ASHI Training Center
Basically, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation or ILCOR is a group of governing bodies from numerous countries throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia who set the standards for resuscitation and first aid techniques and instruction. Firstly, the United States representation on the ILCOR is the American Heart Association or AHA. Different groups then take these guidelines and form their own curriculum or educational processes to teach the guidelines. Among these groups are the American Heart Association (AH), the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), The American Red Cross (ARC), National Safety Council (NSC), and Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI).
Presently, each set their own course requirements to achieve cognitive and skills compliance to the set ILCOR guidelines. Unfortunately, other CPR companies also claim to be “nationally accredited.” However, many of these companies are approved by phony or irrelevant foundations and associations. Only the 5 listed in this description are nationally accredited, and CardioCare CPR Training and Certification LLC is affiliated with — and authorized by two of them — both the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI).
Florida’s CPR Requirements:
Occupational Safety & Health Administration or OSHA:
ASHI is OSHA standard-compliant for all training programs they offer.
Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (ACHA):
(11) CNAs and home health aides referred by nurse registries must maintain a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification from an instructor or training provider that is approved to provide training by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or the Health and Safety Institute, and that provides CPR training in which the student is required to demonstrate, in person, that he or she is able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Florida Board of Dentistry:
(b) Maintenance of competency in cardiopulmonary resuscitation evidenced by certification in an American Heart Association or American Red Cross or equivalent Agency sponsored cardiopulmonary resuscitation course at the basic life support level to include one-man CPR, two-man CPR, infant resuscitation and obstructed airway, with a periodic update not to exceed two years. https://floridasdentistry.gov/
Florida Department of Children and Families:
Child Care Standards 65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code. All child care personnel are required to complete 40 hours of mandated training and must meet the early literacy, First Aid and Pediatric CPR, Safe Sleep/Shaken Baby Syndrome, and Fire Extinguisher training requirements. Note: By October 2019, all child care staff must have current First Aid and Pediatric CPR.