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Classes that teach CPR and other first-aid skills around Portland

It could help you save a life someday.

A close up of a person's hands as they apply CPR to a practice dummy.

CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, helps to keep blood circulating when the heart stops.

Photo by Raven Domingo

Ah ha ha ha stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.

If at first the thought of resuscitating someone by applying chest compressions leaves you petrified, be like the Bee Gees and stick to 100-120 beats per minute.

But, if you’re interested in learning CPR and other first-aid skills in a more official capacity, here are some classes to check out around Portland.

Red Cross
This organization offers CPR, first-aid, and AED (automated external defibrillator) classes at a wide-range of times and locations, with online options ($37) available as well.

The American Heart Association
Whether you need to renew your certification or are learning BLS (basic life support) for the first time, you can join lessons at in-person classrooms, or through a combination of hands-on training and self-directed instruction materials.

Emergency Response Training Services
Knowing what to do in a health crisis is invaluable in the workplace. This Milwaukie-based company partners with local businesses to better equip their employees for critical situations.

Cascade Training Solutions
Angled toward medical professionals, fire departments, and clinics, this provider also has opportunities for the general public to learn the basics all the way up to ACLS (advanced cardiac life support).

Do you know of other CPR/first-aid classes in Portland? Tell us about it.

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