Luckily, anything required for a CPR class will be brought by the instructor or the host of the class. It can be confusing and unclear if you’ve just signed up for a CPR class, but most should include their own rules and instructions when you sign up.
Typically, you don’t need to bring anything for the class and you can wear whatever is most comfortable! Comfortable clothes and shoes are what is recommended. If your knees ache or bother you, bring something to kneel on for when you practice chest compressions.
If you need a cane or a wheelchair bring them for the class. If you wear a knee brace or a wrist brace for injuries or support, you can wear them as well. Performing CPR is somewhat physical, but the class is designed and safe for everyone.
Getting Ready For A CPR Class
Learning involve some level of anticipation and preparation. Students usually want to know what to expect and how to prepare. First aid and CPR classes are no exception to this.
The good news is that our CPR classes don’t require much preparation. Going over the course curriculum can help but isn’t required.
You also don’t need to have any knowledge of first aid or CPR before signing up for a class. Classes meeting American Heart Association (AHA) and Red Cross requirements for certification, cover everything.
The last thing to know is that a test will occur before getting your certificate. Tests cover all of the topics taught in the class. Still, it’s not something to worry about. If you go over course materials, pay attention, and focus during class, you’ll face no difficulties acing the test.
The Only Thing You Need To Bring To A CPR Class
There’s only one thing you truly need for a CPR class: an open mind to pay attention and learn!
CPR has changed over time and there may be new ways of doing things compared to what you thought CPR was. The CPR steps have changed over time as new research comes to light and gives us more insight on what works and what doesn’t. The CPR class from 15 years ago is be much different than the ones we teach today, and that’s a good thing. All changes are backed by research, safety measures, and medical study.
Local CPR classes are administered in person ,with an instructor, some demonstrations and potentially some student participation.
Demonstration tools are provided by the entity hosting the class.
A notebook and a pen are the other important supplies that you can bring if you want to. Course materials are provided, but if you want to draft some additional notes – you’ll need those. Some people find it easier to memorize their own notes. You can also add notes to the course materials provided.
If you have any questions, reach out to your instructor beforehand!
Booking a CPR Class
Frequently Asked Questions About What To Wear & Bring To A CPR Class
Should I wear scrubs to CPR class?
If you are a healthcare professional it’s a good idea to wear scrubs but not required. Certain courses in other states may require scrubs but ask your instructor beforehand if you are unsure.
Can I wear shorts to CPR class?
You can wear any comfortable clothing such as Jeans, sweatpants. Shorts are not the best since you will have to kneel on the floor to perform CPR and various first aid skills.