Note: Your progress in watching these videos WILL NOT be tracked. These training videos are the same videos you will experience when you take the full ProCPR program. You may begin the training for free at any time to start officially tracking your progress toward your certificate of completion.

Welcome to your ProCPR BLS course designed for healthcare professionals. In this lesson, we'll be giving you a rundown of everything you can expect to learn in this important course and even a few specifics of the course.

Your instructor for the duration of your ProCPR course is Roy Shaw. Roy is a licensed paramedic with years of both real-world and instructor experience and also a cofounder of ProCPR. In other words, you're in good hands.

We created ProCPR with you in mind, the busy healthcare professional. In our modern world, it's hard to imagine fitting anything else into our already jam-packed schedules and especially several hours' worth of CPR training. Since your schedule is already hectic, we created ProCPR to be available whenever you are, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can squeeze in a quick lesson whenever you have a few minutes to spare, whether it's day or night, weekend or workday. It's there when you need it.

The list of occupations that can benefit from the ProCPR course is long and includes:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • EMTs
  • Paramedics
  • Firefighters
  • Lifeguards
  • Physical Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • X-Ray Technologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Other Health Care Professionals

The total course time includes 3 hours and 9 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, a final test, remedial help, and time spent reviewing downloaded material, like the student manual that comes with this course. You can download that manual here: Student Manual.

What You Will Learn in this Course

Your ProCPR course curriculum is quite substantial. Some of the important things you'll be learning are:

  • Introductory CPR Training
    • Latest Updates
    • The Five Fears of CPR Rescue
    • Accessing EMS with Technology
  • Medical Emergencies
    • Stroke
    • Heart Attacks
  • Universal Precautions
  • Respiratory Arrest Training
    • Adult, Child, Infant Rescue Breathing
    • Opioid Overdose
  • Cardiac Arrest Training
    • Adult, Child, Infant, Neonatal CPR
    • Hands-Only CPR
    • AED Training
    • Spinal Injury
  • Multiple Rescuer Skills
    • Bag Valve Mask
    • 2-Rescuer CPR & AED
    • CPR Team Approach
  • Choking Training
    • Adult, Child, Infant Choking (Conscious)
    • Adult, Child, Infant Choking (Unconscious)
  • Bleeding Control
    • Arterial Bleeding
    • Shock

The curriculum for this course was based on the latest American Heart Association and ECC/ILCOR guidelines for CPR and BLS. The ProCPR curriculum has also been submitted to and approved by hundreds of state and national boards and third-party accrediting organizations since 2005.

Those of you old enough to remember may recall that McDonald's signs used to include a running total of the number of hamburgers sold until that number outgrew the sign. Nearly 230,000 satisfied professionals just like yourself have completed this ProCPR course. And although our numbers aren't growing as quickly as McDonald's, we do sincerely hope that you'll be the next healthcare provider who has a satisfying experience.

Pro Tip: Please keep this in mind as you progress through your course: Although this is an online course, we are still available to answer any questions you may have. Don't be shy. If you ever need help, reach out and we'll be here for you.

Also worth mentioning is that the written course material that accompanies each video lesson (like this one) will often have some additional information that isn't in the video. And you'll occasionally find areas of emphasis labeled as Pro Tips and Warnings that will be highlighted and difficult to miss.

Welcome again to ProCPR. Now, let's get started!