How It All Started
As a paramedic, training center manager, and instructor for a local ambulance company in Michigan, Roy Shaw recognized that there had to be a better way to deliver CPR training. In his instructor job, Roy watched people fall asleep in his classes and wondered what he could do to help his students get more out of their CPR training. But it was as the first responder to emergencies where the family is asking what more they could have done to save their loved one that he really received the motivation he needed to envision a new kind of training program.
Life Altering Training
It would be futile to tell a grieving family member that they could have performed CPR to give their loved one a better chance of survival. Instead, the solution is to create a better system of training to hopefully prevent this situation from ever occurring. ProTrainings was designed to solve the challenges of increasing skill retention rates and lowering student inhibitions to get involved in an emergency.
ProCPR.org was created in 2003 as one of the world's first Internet-based CPR training programs. In response to customer feedback, other courses such as ProFirstAid.com and ProBloodBorne.com were also developed and are being used around the world. While still a pioneer and advocate for online education, ProTrainings recognized there is also a need for hands-on practice for certain occupations to maintain compliance. In response, blended courses were developed to include a hands-on portion to the existing online education. This opportunity led to the launching of ProSkillEval.com and also opened the door to work with and train hundreds of professionals around the country to be qualified skill evaluators. In addition, ProInstructorTraining.com was built to offer fully live classroom courses and serve the needs of instructors.
A Worldwide Mission
ProTrainings has grown internationally and has partner offices in the UK and Spain. www.protrainings.eu offers several health and safety e-learning, blended, and classroom courses.
ProTrainings continues to be dedicated to its mission as an open source for life-saving education in the world.