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CPR Coach

Time limit: 180 days

$150 Enroll

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Course Description

Each year, thousands of infants and children in North America receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA). Survival rates for IHCA are poor. CPR guidelines published by the AHA highlight that high-quality CPR improves survival and neurological outcomes. Despite CPR training, adherence to guidelines is low. Devices placed on the chest that provide visual feedback during CPR can improve chest compression quality, but there is substantial room for improvement. Strategies are needed to help teams translate visual CPR feedback into optimized CPR delivery. Many institutions have introduced CPR feedback defibrillators into their acute care environments. Optimal incorporation of CPR feedback technology requires CPR providers receive information from the device and adjust CPR performance accordingly.

To address this issue, we developed the CPR Coach “in the simulation lab after recognizing that Resuscitation Leaders cannot simultaneously manage high quality basic life support (BLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), diagnose and treat reversible causes and do all well. A CPR Coach provides real time feedback to compressors to optimize compliance with American Heart Association (AHA) CPR guidelines and cognitively unload the Resuscitation Leader, enabling them to focus on the PALS algorithm and reversible causes.

In these modules, you will learn the history of CPR and how the CPR Coach Role was created. You will learn about the main responsibilities of the CPR Coach and how implementing this in your facility may lead to improved compliance with AHA CPR guidelines. 


After successfully completing the course, learners will receive a certificate of completion from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Learning Prerequisites

There are no specific educational prerequisites; however, some basic knowledge of science, particularly biology, is recommended. You will need to have English language fluency.

Technical Prerequisites

The course will take place on the Canvas LMS ( You will need the ability to log on to the platform, preferably using Google Chrome, to complete the content, which will include videos, readings, and assignments. You may also need to take part in other activities on

  • Hardware requirements: computer; webcam; microphone and speakers or headset.
  • Software requirements: Google Chrome web browser; access to; Zoom web conferencing; Microsoft Office or similar; email

Course Lifecycle and Access

After registering, you will receive an email confirming your registration. You will be granted access to the course, which includes complete course information. Please check the course listing for additional information on course access dates. For synchronous courses, learners will have access to the Canvas course for the duration of the course. For asynchronous courses, learners will have access for 180 days after registration. 

Tuition Remission

This course may qualify for tuition remission. Please check for guidelines. If you are interested in using tuition remission, please email the OOE support email with your request.

Refund Policy and Timeline

  • Synchronous Courses
    • Refunds may be requested up to the start of the live activity, unless otherwise noted. All refund requests will incur a 10% processing fee.
  • Asynchronous Courses
    • Refunds are not allowed for active asynchronous courses.

Technical Support Statement

Please direct all technical support requests to the OOE support email. We will respond to requests within 24-48 hours. Requests received on weekends, overnights and holidays will be responded to on the next business day.

Accessibility Statement

JHU SOM is committed to providing all participants with the opportunity to pursue excellence in their learning endeavors. This includes providing disability related accommodations and services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and our goal of delivering accessible, inclusive experiences. If you require accommodations to complete this course, please reach out to the  OOE support email. Please do not include any personal identifiable information such as social security number in any messages. 


JHU is not approved by Middle States for direct assessment credentials for academic credit. This course results in a certificate of completion. It will not show on any JHU transcripts and does not count toward an academic record.