Continuing Professional Education

Nursing Education

The following CPR classes are offered by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center as part of our continuing nursing education program.

Adult, Infant, and Child (Community) CPR, Full Course

This course teaches easy-to-learn emergency procedures that prepare individuals to deal with breathing and cardiac emergencies for the adult, infant and child. Participants learn rescue breathing, the Heimlich Maneuver and CPR.

Community CPR – Review – Must Have Current CPR Certification

This is a shortened version of the adult, infant, and child course that allows individuals holding a current Community CPR certificate the opportunity to renew their certification within a formal class setting. All skills from the full-length course are reviewed.

Community CPR - Challenge

Individual challenges consists of the written test as well as skill demonstrations on the adult, infant, and child. The Challenge is self-study. Participants are solely responsible for the knowledge and skill evaluations.

If an individual does not pass any part of the challenge, they are required to take a full-community CPR class. Current certification is not required.

Departments that participate in adult, infant, and child CPR are:

CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Full Course

This course teaches Professional Rescuers how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for the adult, infant and child. Participants also learn one- and two-person CPR, how to use a resuscitation mask for rescue breathing and bag-valve mask.

Professional Rescuer CPR – Review – must have current CPR certification

This is a shortened version of the Professional Rescuer CPR course that allows individuals holding a current CPR certificate the opportunity to renew their certification within a formal class setting. All skills from the full-length course are reviewed.

Professional Rescuer CPR - Challenge

Individual challenges consists of the written test as well as skill demonstrations on the adult, infant, and child. Also includes one and two-rescuer CPR, and the use of bag-valve mask.

The Challenge is self-study. Participants are solely responsible for the knowledge and skill evaluations. If an individual does not pass any part of the challenge, they are required to take a full-Professional Rescuer CPR class. Current certification is not required.

Departments that participate in CPR for the Professional Rescuer are:

  • EMT – Basic and EMT – Paramedic 
  • LPN 
  • Managers of Patient Services 
  • Pharmacists and Director of Pharmacy 
  • RN – Advanced Practice Registered Nurses 
  • RN - Direct care givers 
  • RN – Educational Nurse Specialists 
  • Respiratory Therapists 
  • PCA's in the Emergency Department or Critical Care Department (those who do compressions during a two-person CPR rescue)