Oakland CPR & First-Aid Classes
Oakland, California – CPR Education provides CPR classes and training in Oakland and it’s neighboring cities. With over 400,000 people living in this 100% urban city, there are going to be accidents and emergencies that require a fast response. Most of the time, CPR is done on somebody you know; this is because that’s who we spend time around – people we know. Often these are people we are very close with or even love.
People panic in emergency situations. It’s a sad and unfortunate fact that when the hardest realities of life hit, too many people crumble under the burden of the pressure and powerful emotions. Being able to respond with a sense of confidence and self-possession is vitally important during an emergency. This can easily be the difference between life and death.
Oakland is a city known for many things, and one of those things is a strong sense of pride. Pride in the community, pride in being tough, pride in Oakland’s unique culture, businesses, and of course it’s sports teams – primarily the Oakland A’s and the Oakland Raiders. Oaklanders also face a number of challenges and consequently, they look out for one another. CPR training will help and enhance our ability to look out for one another in the most critical of times. Don’t put off learning another day!
CPR and first aid training classes (and renewal certifications) are held periodically in downtown Oakland near Jack London Square, the Lake Merritt area, or off Piedmont Avenue. What we do most often is bring the class to you, so whether you’re in an office or a just want a personalized class at home for family and friends, we can accommodate.
Oakland BLS Classes
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare providers is a required CPR certification for those in almost all medical arenas. From dentists to nurses to doctors, BLS (usually with an American Heart Association certification) is an absolute must. Not only is it one of the most basic certification requirements legally required to work in both clinical and field settings, it’s a skill that everybody should possess. Many healthcare providers across all levels of training tend to forget or neglect these most basic, but critical of skills. From medical assistants to brain surgeons, everybody should have a strong competency in the basic life-saving CPR and AED use. A surgeon is helpless without his or her blades, but they always have their hands. At the end of the day, we always go back to the basics.
Oakland Medical Facilities
Oakland is home to some outstanding medical facilities. Should an emergency arise, consider the following available hospitals and medical centers:
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center – 3600 Broadway; (510) 752-6459
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – 350 Hawthorne Ave; (510) 655-4000
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland – 747 52nd St; (510) 428-3000
Emergency Services in Oakland
Despite Oakland’s general awesomeness, it is a city that has struggled with, and continues to struggle with crime. From burglaries, to assaults, or the general mischief that might be taking place at any given hour on International Blvd., Oakland does have some outstanding emergency services to keep you safe.
Police – Oakland Police Department, 455 7th Street; (510) 777-3333
Fire – The Oakland Fire Department has many stations, but it’s administrative offices are located at 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza # 3354 and can be reached by phone at (510) 238-3856.
EMS – Oakland Ambulance services are contracted through Alameda County who utilizes Paramedics Plus. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1. If somebody else is not breathing, perform CPR.
General Information about Oakland, CA
With a population of approximately 400,000, Oakland is a bustling metropolis overseen by mayor Libby Schaaf. Despite the cities historic struggles with crime, Oakland is truly a beautiful city with an ever increasing array of things to do and see. During the day, take the kids to the Oakland Zoo and at night get out on the town and experience what earned Oakland the 8th rank in LonelyPlanet‘s top ten destinations in the U.S. Close to San Francisco, and neighboring Berkeley, Oakland is a city worth being in.