Is there a right or wrong answer to whether or not an online based CPR course is more effective or less effective than a classroom based class? No, It really comes down to a students learning and interpretation of the material. The American Heart Association now offers a wide range of basic CPR Heartsaver Classes, BLS, ACLS and PALS courses online with an Exam, this only completes the first 1/2 portion. The second step, is finding an AHA Training Center that will provide a skills session to check individuals accuracy and techniques.
The Online CPR Classes are more advanced verse a Classroom based learning environment, and they tend to be a little pricier for the simple convenience. If you are a busy worker with limited time, the online course is probably best for you. Our Training Center offers both learning environments:
1.) BLS Online Part 1/Skills Session (90-1403)
This is the online Healthcare Providers CPR Class with a 1-hour classroom skills test. (View website link) http://www.firstladypermanente.com/BLS_Blended_Learning_Online_Skills_Session_p/blsskill2.htm
2.) HeartCode ACLS Part 1/Skills Session (90-1405)
This is the online ACLS Initial Class, first timers and renewals with a 5-hour classroom skills test. (View website link) http://www.firstladypermanente.com/ACLS_Blended_Learning_Online_Class_p/aclsski101.htm
3.) HeartCode PALS Part 1/Skills Session (90-1420)
This is the online PALS Initial Class, first timers and renewals with a 5-hour classroom skills test. (View website link)
Note: Once you complete the online part 1 test for BLS, ACLS or PALS you must bring the certificate of completion to class.
Websites: First Lady Permanente, LLC Training Center