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.
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