Online CPR/First Aid/AED Training.
This online program, designed to meet the training needs of teachers and other education personnel, covers adult, child, and infant CPR; basic first aid; and specific training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
This course follows the American Heart Association’s 2015 guidelines and is designed and taught by veteran educators and licensed health care providers. We urge you to click on the link to meet our staff.
"The Superintendent of Public Instruction [for the state of Virginia] is granting an extension to the existing waiver that any individual seeking an initial license or renewal of licensure and who has completed all other components of training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillator shall be relieved of the requirement to have hands-on practice of the skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the purpose of their licensure application until June 30, 2021." (Virginia Superintendent's Email, November 5, 2020)
A revision to the Virginia law requiring first aid, AED use, and CPR training takes effect on September 1, 2017. The revision is an addition that states training programs must "(ii) include hands-on practice of the skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation." Therefore, in addition to completing the program on the BLS4Teachers.com site, educators must also have hands-on practice of the CPR skills shown in our video. Some school divisions are now providing access to the appropriate CPR mannequins so that their educators may continue to use our site in partial fulfillment of the new state requirements. We have adjusted our program completion certificate to reflect this new requirement, and we want to ensure all our potential customers are aware of this important information. Thank you for using BLS4Teachers.com.
I found the site to be extremely stripped down—in a positive way!—and user friendly. My time was well-spent, as I was only provided with the need-to-know information that prompted my visit to BLS4Teachers. I was not inundated with advertisements, and I wasn't asked to buy anything I wasn't happy with. I appreciated that the "Go to Course" button was so visible on the home page, and that clicking that button took me directly to the course with no registration requirements. That is often times a major deterrent for me as a savvy technology user; how much personal information is truly necessary for me to share to do what I came to the site to do?
I found the repetition between the written notes, narration, and video actions to be supportive of the learning. The navigation throughout the course was easy-to-follow.
I will be recommending this course to both teachers who are renewing their licenses and those who are seeking initial licensure in Virginia. While I agree with your statement in your FAQ section that "live training by a well-qualified and experienced professional is best," I do not feel as if I missed anything but hands-on practice, which, in my experience, has not been offered in large live training courses anyway."
Amanda R. Schilling, M.Ed.
Human Resources Generalist
Norfolk Public Schools