CPR without breaths

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Please note: Compression-only CPR — though nearly as effective as traditional CPR, in the short-term — is only to be used on adults. It’s not effective on children, nor is it effective on infants. See notes below about other limitations.

Also note: There are currently three variations of how to receive this training: 1) in-person; 2) “blended learning” (mostly, but not entirely, online); and 3) online-only.

Since this course is a not-for-certification class, it may be taken with or without hands-on training. However, to be ready for a real emergency, the in-person portion is highly recommended.


For in-person classes, watched with a group, you will need to provide:

  • a reliable, high-speed WiFi connection.
  • a large screen TV or projector/screen (with an HDMI port, in either case), for viewing a PowerPoint presentation.

For online classes, watched with a group, you will need:

  • a computer, with a reliable, high-speed WiFi connection.
  • a large screen TV or projector/screen, for viewing a PowerPoint presentation.

For online classes, watched alone, you will need:

  • a reliable, high-speed WiFi connection.
  • a computer or, at minimum, a tablet (like an iPad® or its Android equivalent), for viewing a PowerPoint presentation. (To be perfectly clear, a mobile phone screen is too small to be able read the slides and view the demonstrations clearly.



Hands-Only CPR/Compression-Only CPR (in-person or blended-learning 1.5 hrs.)

  • continuous compression CPR/CPR without breaths
  • no certification

Group Rate: $34 per person (six person minimum)


Hands-Only CPR/Compression-Only CPR (online-only 1.25 hrs.)

  • continuous compression CPR/CPR without breaths
  • no certification

Group Rate: $29 per person (six person minimum)


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Click to learn: What is Hands-Only CPR / Compression-Only CPR / Continuous Compression CPR?

This is a very simple, abbreviated CPR class. It teaches a technique called “hands-only,” “compression-only,” or “continuous compression” CPR. (There are several names for CPR without breaths, but they’re all the same.)

To be clear, hands-only CPR should not be used on:

  • unwitnessed cardiac arrest victims of any age;

  • children or infants (see definitions below) in cardiac arrest, witnessed or not;

  • choking victims, drowning victims, drug overdose victims or anyone else who went into cardiac arrest due to lack of oxygen.

That said, some care is better than no care at all. And, especially for a witnessed cardiac arrest in an adult victim, it is nearly as effective as conventional CPR (meaning both compressions and breaths). So for those people not willing or able to take a conventional CPR class, this is a great option!

This class covers the basics of how to recognize a medical emergency and what to do until help arrives. We will discuss the Good Samaritan Law, as well as how to protect yourself from disease transmission while giving first aid care. And, of course, you will have hands-on practice with a manikin, learning to provide continuous chest compressions — without any mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-mask contact — for an adult victim of sudden cardiac arrest.

Although this class is based on information taught in CPR-Twin Cities, American Red Cross and American Heart Association classes, this is an abbreviated class. Therefore there is no certification. As with all classes, we recommend that you read class descriptions and check with your employer, school, professional organization before registering, so you’re certain that this class will meet their specific requirements.


Other Class Options


Wondering why you should take Hands-Only CPR? Don’t take our word for it. Here is what the prestigious Mayo Clinic has to say about it. (Link will open in a new page, so you don’t lose your place on the CPR-Twin Cities site.)


Definitions of Adult, Child and Infant

To ensure that you get the proper training for the populations of greatest concern to you, please read these definitions:

  • An “adult” is considered to be someone approximately 12 years or older (or beginning at the first signs of puberty).
  • A “child” is considered to be someone approximately 1 up to 12 years old.
  • An “infant” is considered to be someone younger than 1 year old.

Combined “Child and Infant CPR” classes are also known as “Pediatric CPR” classes.

Class Size

The prices listed listed on this page are for a minimum of six students per class. To maintain our high standards for exceptional personal attention, we limit our CPR/AED (cardiopulmonary resuscitation/automated external defibrillator) classes to a maximum of 10 students.

Booking and Paying for a Class

Once a date is chosen, and a number of students is determined, a letter-of-agreement will be emailed to you. To confirm your class, the agreement needs to be signed and returned, along with your payment (in full). Payment may be made by check or through PayPal (using either a PayPal account or any major credit card, with a 3% surcharge).

If unsure about the number of students who will be attending, you can pick a number as low as six as your minimum for the agreement, and then add more later (but no less than two days before class, so we have time to prepare). The price of those additional students is slightly higher ($5 per person). Payment for any additional students is due on the day of class.


Our per-student pricing for this class is already discounted for groups. In addition, there is a 10% discount off that discounted price if you:

  • book and pay for training for at least 25 students (in more than one class session, to maintain the per-class maximum); or
  • book and pay for your class at least 60 days in advance.

Since short-notice classes are more complicated to coordinate, there is a 10% surcharge on classes scheduled and paid for less than 10 days in advance, and a 20% surcharge on classes scheduled and paid for less than five days in advance.


While delivery is free for most classes held in Minneapolis, St. Paul and their first-ring suburbs, there is a minimum delivery charge of $45 per session for classes held beyond the first ring of suburbs. Due to time- and labor-intensive logistical factors in high-density areas, there is a $100 delivery charge for CPR classes held in downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. (Discounts and surcharges have no effect on the delivery fee.)


*All prices are subject to change without notice.