We offer the following American Heart Association courses to the community:
- Basic Life Support (BLS) class for health care providers
- Heart Saver CPR with AED (for group classes only)
- Friends and Family CPR with AED
Basic Life Support: AHA's BLS Course provides the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest and includes content representing the latest resuscitation science for improved patient outcomes, and realistic scenarios, simulations and animations depicting rescuers, teams and patients. This course is designed for health care professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and pre-hospital settings. Fee: $60
Friends and Family CPR: The AHA's Family & Friends CPR Course teaches lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA's research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice. Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. Fee: $60
Group Classes, including Heart Saver CPR with AED: We offer group classes at a reduced cost of many other community agencies. We also offer the option to do the training at your facility with your group only at no additional charge to you with an 8 student participation minimum. This is a convenient and easy way for your group to attend and can be scheduled around your personal time.
Group Classes at Your Location at a Time and Date Agreed Upon:
- Class Time: 2.5-3 hours
- Location: Must be within 30 miles of Edwardsville, IL
- Minimum students per class session: Eight (8). May need to schedule multiple dates to accommodate your whole group or special arrangements can be made for two instructors for a class larger than 8 students.
- Pricing: Please Contact Us to inquire about group pricing.
If you currently do not have an AED at your facility, we will be happy to consult with you to make recommendations about what type of device might suit your needs at no additional cost if you choose to take advantage of our classes. If you do have an AED, the use of your device will be incorporated in your class.
Upon successful completion of the class, each student will receive a provider card for AHA Certification in the BLS or Heart Saver with AED with a 2-year expiration date. The Friends and Family CPR with AED class does not expire, but has a 2-year recommended recertification rate.
We look forward to partnering with you to save lives by increasing the number of trained lifesavers in the community. Please feel free to contact Alisa Williams at 618-406-6372 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have or to schedule a group for your class.
For more information about the American Heart Association and the classes they offer, please visit the AHA website.