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ProTrainings Programs adhere to the most up-to-date medical and educational guidelines published by nationally recognized authorities. ProTrainings utilizes the following source authorities:
The process of medical knowledge is gained through research and the practice of medicine by licensed physicians, surgeons, paramedics, nurses and other health care professionals. Knowledge gained through medical practice and research is evaluated and debated in formal and informal education settings, peer-reviewed medical journals, consensus conferences, seminars, and through other similar processes. Knowledge is investigated both privately and publicly, with regard to effectiveness, safety, ethical character and cost-effectiveness. Knowledge and medical practices that survive the rigors of debate and consensus-building and meet with widespread agreement among experts eventually become generally accepted within the medical community. Those concepts achieving general medical acceptance are typically published in texts and journals to be relied upon by practicing health care professionals. Academic universities, vocational schools, and other teaming organizations like ProTrainings develop program content based upon published medical literature and tailor training materials to meet the needs of the target audience.
ILCOR and the ECC publish national consensus guidelines for CPR and First Aid that reputable educators like ProTrainings follow. However, no single organization regulates or authorizes CPR and First Aid training programs. Naming any single organization in statute or regulation often has the unintended consequence of discouraging enterprising approaches to first aid and CPR training, reducing the number of qualified first aid and CPR training programs available to serve the public. This practice also places government in the position of sanctioning particular programs thus discouraging or eliminating competition. Governments acting in this capacity are put at risk without any supporting public policy rationale.
ProTrainings is dedicated to providing instructional programs which are participant-centered rather than teacher-centered. Using an instructional approach which differs from routine academic education, ProTrainings's overall strategy for skill development is simplification: regular review, repetition in a relaxed positive environment, self-discovery, cooperative learning, and joint assessment of knowledge and skills are emphasized. Successful completion of ProTrainings training is based upon reasonable performance of emergency care skills rather than perfection. Flexibility is founded upon the fact that real life emergencies are unexpected and dynamic. Requiring rigidity and 100 percent accuracy in skill performance may contribute unnecessary barriers to taking action. ProTrainings believes the instructional model provides participants with the tools necessary to act without fear of imperfection. NOTE: ProCPR.org online recertification in CPR for Healthcare Providers does not require hands on performance to prove proficiency for continued education and recertification.
ProTrainings believes initial first aid training must include manikin practice and skill evaluation. ProTrainings trains facilitators that allow participants to perform manikin practice and have their skills evaluated. Trained facilitators are entered into the registry and issued a revocable certificate authorizing these individuals to conduct skill evaluations for the ProTrainings programs. ProTrainings is committed to delivering exemplary first aid and CPR training. In furtherance of this goal, the company promotes a standardized instructional system designed in concert with professionals. The program development process draws upon the talent and experience of recognized experts In the field, outside consultants, and diligent medical research to ensure that program content and medical treatment guidelines used in ProTrainings programs are safe and meet or exceed current standards and guidelines.