Saving Lives-One Class at a Time

October 28, 2014 Cheryl Smith AED, CPR, CPR Training, First Aid

Dedicated Instructors

What is it that makes a great CPR Instructor?  What characteristics must one have to turn a potentially boring CPR requirement into a wonderful learning experience that can help people save lives?

The instructor must have passion.  Unfortunately, several CPR instructors are not passionate about their teaching.  Many are only interested in getting the student in and out the door.  This results is a class that is uninteresting and repetitive.  Instructors set the mood for the entire class and if they are not enthusiastic and eager in their teaching, then the students lose interest to learn.  At CPR Choice our instructors are not only passionate but dedicated to making class engaging and well communicated.

Second, the CPR instructor must have a good sense of humor.  CPR and First Aid can be very heavy subjects.  If the atmosphere is too serious, the class will not be enjoyable.  Tactful humor is very important to keep the tone light so that the information can be retained.  However you never want to downplay the importance of learning the skills correctly.  Our students constantly tell us that they never imagined a CPR class could be fun but that CPR Choice proves otherwise.

Most importantly, the instructor must be knowledgeable.  Our instructors don’t just take a one day course to be an instructor.  They are mentored by experienced instructors for an extensive period of time.  They spend weeks observing and co-teaching so they can learn the best ways to teach a CPR course that is organized and professional.  Many of our instructors are EMTs, first responders, firefighters and lifeguards with years of hands-on experience and enjoy sharing it.  All of our instructors are accredited through the American Heart Association and American Safety and Health Institute.

At CPR Choice, we aren’t pretentious and don’t need to drop large medical terms in order to teach CPR. In fact, our style of interaction, repetition and breaking down the parts seems to resonate with re-certifications as a fresh approach without overwhelming first timers.  We guarantee that our instructors are great TEACHERS.  Teaching is a special skill and while we respect hands-on CPR experience, being an engaging presenter/trainer is equally important.  Anyone can turn on a video and hand out CPR cards but at CPR Choice we pride ourselves in being good TEACHERS and COACHES.  No matter if you have taken CPR 20 times or if it is your a first time, we will make it a comfortable and informative class that you can enjoy.  We guarantee it!

CPR Choice Staff

Learn more about our CPR Choice staff.  With over 50 years of experience we guarantee it is the best CPR training in East Tennessee.  We are now offering CPR training in Knoxville and the Tri-cities.

Don’t believe us though, read our testimonials and see what our customers say about our CPR and First Aid courses!

Why Should You Choose CPR Choice?

CPR Choice, Knoxville Real Testimonials

"Best CPR Class I've ever attended."

"This is the BEST CPR class I have ever been to. As an RN, I’ve been to lots over the years. HIGHLY recommend this one!"

"I highly recommend CPR Choice for healthcare provider certification! It was easy to schedule and Cheryl kept the class interesting and informative. This was by far my best experience taking a CPR class. Thanks Cheryl!"

"I have been taking an annual CPR class for about eight years now, and never before now have I felt like I had such a complete grasp on the material."

"Best CPR class I have taken as an RN in 10 yrs! The instructor, Kristy, was the best instructor! Systematic approach to teaching with tons of energy and obvious interest in teaching CPR. Thank you!"

"I'll be back in two years for renewal! Thanks CPR Choice!"

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