CPR & First Aid Training

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Everyone should be able to provide CPR and first aid, until help arrives!  This information is very worthwhile and can definitely save a life, should the opportunity arise.  I offer American Heart Association (AHA) training and you will find my classes listed on this site, as well as posted on AHA’s website.  If you do not see a class offered by the time your current card expires, call and I will make every attempt to accommodate your educational needs. 

Learning is flexible and you are welcome to utilize blended learning, which may save yourself some time.  This involves doing some homework on your own, as well as coming into the office to demonstrate your skills.  You can either purchase an electronic book or a hard copy version.  However, one or the other is required to attend the class.  Don’t worry, if you find yourself in class without a book, one will be available for purchase.  Your CPR card will be sent electronically, shortly after you successfully complete the course.  Rest in the assurance that you are learning from someone who has actually provided CPR and rendered first aid many times, so you will do just great!

I will also come to you if you have a group of more than four people!

REVIEWS FROM PAST STUDENTS

  • Kay is the absolute best! She went above and beyond to meet my educational needs for my university requirements. This was the most informative class I have ever attended! Kay was also a very kind and beautiful person that I enjoyed spending the day getting to know. It was wonderful to learn from someone so passionate and knowledgeable!!
  • Ms. Kay is very knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly. The place is neat and conducive for training.
  • I called Kay that morning and I was in class that afternoon. I love meeting smart and knowledgeable women and Kay is that and then some.She doesn’t rush through the information or the skills, but doesn’t draw it out either.She made sure I felt comfortable with asking questions and doing the skills. You need AHA CPR….Call Kay!!
  • Kay was wonderful! She helped me refresh my skills for CPR. Not only did I gain confidence for my skills needed for my nursing career, but she gave me little pointers as well! She was easy to talk to, fun, and made it interesting to learn. The videos are nice to watch, but her hands on scenarios are what made me more confident.  After talking to her more, I learned she has a very diverse background in healthcare. She focuses now on education for healthcare workers and even families. She helps educate families and even patients on decisions to be made when someone ages. She offers several classes, and can help you prepare your Advance Directives. She is very knowledgeable, and personable. Kay truly has a heart of gold, and has the best interest for you. I loved working with her and cant wait to stay in touch!

Basic Life Support (BLS) Course

Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after someone suffers a cardiac arrest. This course teaches both single-rescuer and team-based BLS skills for application in both in-facility and pre-hospital settings.

Who Should Take the BLS Course?

BLS is a course for any healthcare provider or first-responder who needs to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills. The course provides pre-hospital and in-facility tracks.  This course is recommended for people who work in these areas:

  • Paramedics
  • EMTs
  • Respiratory, physical and occupational therapists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses 
  • Pharmacists
  • Interns and residents
  • Medical and nursing students
  • Firefighters
  • Police officers
  • Dental assistants

Concepts and Skills Covered

  • High quality CPR
  • AED usage
  • Relief of choking
  • Ventilation techniques
  • Opioid associated life-threatening emergencies

Providers who successfully complete the course will receive a card that is valid for two years.  This course is available in both classroom-based environments, as well as blended learning formats.

Heartsaver® Courses

These flexible courses are ideal for workplace or community training for laypeople who want to learn valuable lifesaving skills in an Instructor-led course.  

Who Should Take Heartsaver® Courses?

Heartsaver® courses are perfect for on-site training of employees who, because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements, have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.  This course is recommended for people who work in these areas: 

  • Security officers
  • Law enforcement
  • State correctional facilities
  • Colleges and universities
  • Hospitality
  • Health and fitness
  • Property management
  • Construction
  • Occupational and environmental health and safety
  • Child care
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Airline industry

Essentially, having trained people who are able to immediately respond to emergencies is invaluable to both customers and employees!

What Concepts are Covered?

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult and a child
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult, child or infant
  • List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers
  • Describe the key steps in first aid
  • Remove protective gloves
  • Find the problem
  • Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
  • Use an epinephrine pen
  • Control bleeding and bandaging
  • Recognize elements of common injuries
  • Recognize elements of common illnesses
  • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
  • Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers

Family & Friends CPR Course

A classroom based course for anyone who wants to learn lifesaving skills but does not need a card.

Who Should Take the Family & Friends CPR Course?

  • Literally, anyone who is strong enough to perform CPR and does not need a card for school or work!  

What Concepts are Covered?  

  • Adult and child Hands-Only CPR and AED
  • Adult, child and infant CPR with Breaths
  • Mild and severe airway block:  how to help a choking adult, child and infant

CPR Courses I Offer:

Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider

Classroom based education with hands-on practice to provide adult, child and infant CPR and AED training 

Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Renewal

Classroom-based education with hands-on practice to provide adult, child and infant CPR and AED training, at a faster pace.  Designed for those who are renewing their cards.  

Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Skills Check (must complete online portion first)

Shorter classroom duration with demonstration of skills

Heartsaver® CPR and/or First Aid Skills Check (must complete online portion first)

Features hands-on adult CPR and AED training and provides training in basic first aid procedures

Heartsaver® CPR AED + First Aid

Combines basic first aid with CPR and AED training

Family & Friends CPR

Classroom based course for people who want to learn lifesaving skills but do not need a card.

AHA CLASSES AND SKILLS SESSIONS:  Courses must be rescheduled 2 days prior to the scheduled class start date.  A reschedule fee of $30 will be applied for all rescheduled classes and skills sessions.  Students must arrive for their course before the scheduled start time.  Students arriving more than 10 minutes late will not be allowed to participate in the course and will forfeit the course fees.  There are no refunds or transfers allowed for AHA online, Instructor lead or skills session classes.

Disclosure: 

The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Upcoming Classes

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BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider & BLS Provider Renewal

The BLS Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics.  The BLS Provider Renewal Course goes a little faster and is designed for those renewing their cards.  

Cost: $75 + $20 book

Everyone must come to class with a book, either paper or electronic.  Books are available for purchase, if you need one.

Upcoming Classes:


Fri

23


Tue

27


Fri

30


Sat

31


Nov

03


Nov

14


Nov

17


Nov

30


Dec

05


Dec

19


Dec

22


Dec

31

BLS Heartcode (Skills check only)

HeartCode BLS is the AHA’s BLS blended learning delivery method. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session.

Cost: $65 

Upcoming Classes:


Dec

31

Heartsaver CPR and/or First Aid Skills Check

Heartsaver Blended Learning courses include an online portion and a hands-on session. The online portion provides the flexibility of completing training at your own pace, either at work, home, or wherever you have Internet access. The hands-on portion includes a skills practice and testing session conducted in-person with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor.

This course provides the skills practice and testing session.

You must complete the online part prior to attending this Skills Check Class.

Cost: $85 

Upcoming Classes:


Fri

23


Nov

09


Nov

09


Nov

20


Dec

16


Dec

21


Dec

21

Heartsaver CPR AED First Aid; Heartsaver CPR AED or Heartsaver First Aid

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

Cost: $115 + $15 book

Everyone must come to class with a book, either paper or electronic.  Books are available for purchase, if you need one.

This class can also be broken up into just Heartsaver First Aid or Heartsaver CPR AED.  

Cost $85 + book

Upcoming Classes:


Mon

26

HeartSaver First Aid Course October 26, 2020 9AM

October 26 @ 9:00 am11:00 am


Nov

16


Nov

23

HeartSaver CPR AED Course November 23, 2020 9AM

November 23 @ 9:00 am1:00 pm


Nov

23

HeartSaver First Aid Course November 23, 2020 2PM

November 23 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm


Dec

11

Heartsaver First Aid Course December 11, 2020 9AM

December 11 @ 9:00 am11:30 am


Dec

11

Heartsaver CPR AED Course December 11, 2020 1PM

December 11 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm


Dec

14

HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED Course December 14, 2020

December 14 @ 9:00 am1:00 pm

Family & Friends CPR

Family & Friends CPR course teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives.  This course is for anyone who does not need a card for school or their employer.  Anyone can take this class!   

Cost: $30 + $5 book

Upcoming Classes:

There are no upcoming events at this time.