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Review by Walt S.5 years ago
my wife took this online course for first aid/cpr certification for her job at a home care facility. her employer agreed to accept an online training program. she passed with two errors (only 10 questions). i reviewed the test. most of the questions are irrelevant to the training (broken blood vessels are defined as bruises???), ambiguous, and poorly worded.
here's the first question she missed:
"To save an unconscious person who choked on an object you should do the Heimlich maneuver." the supposedly correct answer is false, yet the choking section says "when performing the Heimlich maneuver on an unconscious person lay the patient on his/her back..." it's still the heimlich maneuver when they're on their back.
"C in C.A.B. stands for chest compressions." they say this is false. the cpr section says "C is for Circulation Compressions," and the next lilne is "Chest Compressions." and they call this a wrong answer??? what is this question actually testing that's of relevance to the training??? google "cab cpr" and see what the 'c' stands for.
this training was so lame i refused to let my wife pay for the certificate. she took another online course from newlifecpr.com. the training was much more rigorous, and testing more reflective of what you need know (40 multiple choice questions instead of 10 true/false).
our advice is stay away from national cpr foundation and get training from a provider where you'll actually learn something.