CPR / AED class helps attendees recognize and respond to cardiac and breathing and first aid emergencies.
Updated to adhere to the latest American Red Cross standards as of December 2021!
IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: COVID-19
In an effort to ensure the safety of our students, we continue to follow public health guidelines and will require masks to be worn by all students who are not fully vaccinated. With safety in mind, course requirements have also been adjusted per the American Red Cross directives on social distancing; skill practices for students who are not yet fully vaccinated will will be modified but will still provide the necessary hands-on experience needed to ensure proper training.
American Red Cross First Aid / CPR Training & Certification
Best For General Public – Including Workplaces, Schools & Families
First Aid / CPR / AED class helps attendees recognize and respond to cardiac and breathing and first aid emergencies. This class provides the knowledge and skills to provide immediate care and decide if advanced medical care is required.
This course is available for in-person training or online/classroom hybrid training, as well as training in English or in Spanish.
Certification: 2-Year Certification Issued After Successful Course Completion
Cost: $75 for adult CPR training
+$15 First Aid (you will have this option when you select your ticket type)
In order to complete the course, students must be in attendance from start to finish and demonstrate the ability to perform lifesaving techniques during in a simulated environment. There is no mandatory written test, but one can be provided for clients who request one (if given, the written test must be passed with a score of 80% or better on all components of the multiple-choice test). Course completion provides a certification card good for 2 years.
Topics Covered In This Class
- Before Giving Care – The preparation steps for responding to emergencies. Topics will include assessing situations and potential patients, how and when to call for emergency services, and how to get ready to act.
- CPR – Students will learn how to recognize and respond to symptoms of a heart attack, how to differentiate heart attack from cardiac arrest, and practice performing CPR with chest compressions and rescue breaths to sustain life in a patient that has suffered a cardiac arrest.
- AED – Building off knowledge learned during the CPR section, students will learn the basics of using an automated external defibrillator: techniques that can be applied with nearly any of such devices they encounter. The basic steps of using the device, as well as some common dos-and-don’ts will be discussed and put into practice.
- Choking – This lesson will cover one of the most common life-threatening emergencies that lay responders can encounter; both how to recognize when someone is choking and how to perform back blows and abdominal thrusts to dislodge an object.
- Sudden Illnesses – In this section, first aid for a wide variety of illness-related topics will be covered: breathing emergencies, fainting, diabetic emergencies, seizures, and strokes.
- Injuries – Students will experience additional lessons on first aid for injuries. Dealing with bleeding and bandaging wounds will be covered in addition to discussion of burns, injuries to muscles, bones, and joints, and what to do for potential head or spinal injuries, including concussions.
- Environmental Emergencies – The final first aid module will cover how to respond to illness and injuries caused by heat and cold, as well as poisoning.
Location & Parking
Class is given at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Parking can be found in the lot behind the church, on Westview Drive. After parking, follow the sidewalk closest to Westview and take the first right before courtyard to take you straight to the training room.