course overview

Online CPR & Choking Relief

The CPR class is an essential course for your staff and volunteers. Our course is 100% online and is intended to help train all of your volunteers and staff in the core skills of CPR and choking relief. This course teachers learners all the necessary steps to perform CPR in accordance to American Heart Association and ILCOR standards. Learners will learn how to assess whether or not a situation demands CPR, chest compressions, breathing, hands-only CPR, when to call 911, choking relief, and more. Additionally, the course includes techniques for infants, children, as well as adults.


What’s Included?

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Introduction to CPR

In this section, learners will gain an understanding of the biology behind CPR, common CPR myths, and how to mentally prepare for an emergency. In a CPR situation, adrenaline is typically running high in everyone involved. It’s important for responders to have a basic understanding of what to expect.


Excerpt from Module 1:

Myth 1 – CPR is a quick procedure
The reality: CPR must be performed until help arrives, however long that may take. This can be strenuous and tiring for the rescuer.

Myth 2 – CPR typically revives a victim
The reality: The victim will most likely remain unconscious until trained professionals are able to give advanced medical help.

Myth 3 – CPR is primarily about breathing
The reality: While breathing is vitally important, the American Heart Association has recently updated its guidelines to emphasize high-quality chest compressions over breathing.

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In this section, you’ll gain an understanding of the types of children that are more vulnerable than others. You’ll also learn why we call people who’ve suffered from sexual abuse “survivors” and not victims. Finally, you’ll learn about the short term and long term effects that a survivor of sexual abuse might experience.


Excerpt from Module 2:

Visually draw a line between the nipples and place two fingers slightly below this line. (See the training video for visual location.) This is the optimal location for chest compressions. If, in an emergency, you can’t remember this exact location, the American Heart Association teaches that pressing down in the middle of the breastbone directly between the nipples is also sufficient.

  1. Push straight down about a 1.5 inches or approximately one-third of the thickness of the infant’s chest. The primary reason that rescuers give ineffective chest compressions is that they don’t push deep enough. When the compressions aren’t deep enough, you are failing to manually pump the heart, which means blood flow to the rest of the body is lacking.

  2. Ensure that the chest rises all the way back up between each compression. This is crucial to allow blood flow to come back into the heart between each compression.

  3. Perform 30 compressions at a rate of two compressions per second.

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infant choking relief

In this section, you will learn how to recognize and respond to an infant that is choking. A choking. We also include a comprehensive list of common household items that present a high risk of choking for an infant.


Excerpt from Module 3:

One or more of the following symptoms indicate that an infant is not receiving airflow and is therefore choking! All of these signals show that an infant is not receiving airflow, as considerable airflow is required to cough or scream. As a general rule, a silent infant is more likely choking than a loud infant.

  • Skin turns a bluish color

  • Ribs and chest pull inward and the infant is having difficulty breathing

  • Cannot make noise or cry

  • Demonstrates a weak and ineffective cough

  • Gives high-pitched or soft wheezing sounds while trying to inhale

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Moduel 4:


for children & adults

In this module, you’ll learn how to perform CPR on older children and adults, and the differences between the two. You’ll also learn how to perform hands only CPR. Finally, you will learn how to do choking relief on both older children and adults.


Excerpt from MODULE 4:

Benefits of Hands Only CPR
Research has shown that Hands Only CPR can be just as effective as CPR with rescue breaths on adults. It is simpler and easier to remember. Furthermore, a stranger is more likely to respond immediately to a CPR emergency if he/she is not expected to do mouth-to-mouth. Many respondents will not give CPR for the reason of not wanting to put their mouth on a stranger.

When to Use Hands Only CPR
We recommend that Hands Only CPR should only be used on adults. When it comes down to it, it is up to you. If giving mouth-to-mouth is going to prevent you from doing anything, then you should definitely give Hands Only CPR.

Choking Relief
After you have determined that the person is indeed choking, the first step is to position yourself behind the victim. Position yourself so that you can wrap your arms around the victim. You can either stand or kneel. Once you have the victim in your arms, slightly tip him forward.

The next step is to position your hands correctly. Make a fist with one hand and place it against the abdomen with the base of your thumb against the victim’s body. Place this hand just above the bellybutton below the sternum. Next, take you other hand and wrap it over the first hand, creating a secure and stable hold.

Quickly, and forcefully pull inward and upward as many times as needed until the object is dislodged. Continue this until the object is dislodged or the victim goes unconscious. If the person stops struggling and goes unconscious, you will need to immediately begin the CPR steps. Refer to the CPR training section for proper technique.”


More info

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Is this course video-based?

Yes, the Safehive’s CPR course demonstration videos are filmed with highest quality production. The course itself is a combination of videos, text, quizzes, and a final exam.

Who oversees the integrity of this course?

Our staff medical experts are Mike Brown and Joe Meier. Mike and Joe are paramedics and firefighters who are also owners of an in-person CPR training company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Joe and Mike have over 40+ years of combined experience responding to life threatening medical emergencies.

Are your CPR courses AHA and ILCOR compliant?

Yes, our CPR courses are rigorously reviewed to stay up-to-date with the latest AHA and ILCOR standards. Our board medical staff frequently review the courses to ensure that we are not teaching out-of-date techniques.

Do you offer in-person skills testing?

Safehive CPR courses do not offer in-person skills testing. Organizations that use Safehive for CPR training typically have specific in-person certified staff on location anyway. Our goal with these courses is to help you create a scalable means to train large numbers of staff and volunteers at a fraction of the cost.

ITS up to you