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Saving Lives Across Minnesota: Your Trusted Partner in CPR and First Aid Training

In a world where emergencies are an unforeseen reality, being equipped with life-saving skills such as CPR and First Aid is paramount. At CPR Professionals, we are committed to imparting high-quality training to individuals and organizations across the beautiful state of Minnesota, ensuring that help is always at hand when heartbeats fade and seconds count.…

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Breathing Life into Communities: CPR Professionals’ Statewide Mission with a Spotlight on Lakeville, MN

In the realm of emergency response, every second counts. This is a fundamental belief held by CPR Professionals, a reputable institution committed to empowering individuals and organizations across Minnesota with life-saving skills. Their extensive network of seasoned instructors is spreading the ripple of safety and preparedness, one CPR and First Aid training session at a…

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What are the different levels of CPR certification?

There are different levels of CPR training under the American Heart Association. #1 There is a non-certification where you receive the training but do not have a need for an official certification card.  This is called CPR for family and friends. #2 There is a non-medical CPR certification that is called Heartsaver.  This CPR training…

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Why get trained in First aid?

First Aid training includes everything but CPR/AED but can be combined with that training.  First aid tends to happen more commonly than CPR emergencies. You can choose an Adult or Pediatric certification.  First aid training includes the following information: Basic Medical Emergencies Environmental Emergencies We teach you how to remain calm, access the safety of…

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Why get certified in CPR?

CPR stands for Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation.  People need CPR when they are unconscious and are not breathing.  They are typically in cardiac arrest.  Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in Minnesota and also in our country.  Someone dies of cardiac arrest every 90 seconds (pre-pandemic).  This has tripled since COVID. Many CPR situations…

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American Heart Association’s CPR & First Aid: Your Path to Becoming a Lifesaver

The American Heart Association (AHA) is renowned worldwide for its diligence and dedication in fighting heart disease and stroke. With their comprehensive and medically-focused training programs in the areas of First Aid, CPR, and AED, amongst others, the AHA continues to contribute significantly to the improvement of public health. But what exactly makes AHA stand…

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Meet the owner-Cortnee Hansen/CPR Professionals

Hello everyone! I am a nurse with over 25 years of medical experience. I began my career in clinical nursing and then moved into hospital nursing. While working in the hospital I began teaching at a private medical school in the Twin Cities. I loved teaching so much that when I began to have a…

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