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Family & Friends®
Community Training Programs

Two Convenient Options for Community CPR Training!

The Family & Friends series offers two different ways for community members to learn essential CPR skills.

  • The Family & Friends® CPR course is ideal for people who want an Instructor or other Facilitator to guide them through the material, or for organizations that want to train a large group of people at once.
  • Family & Friends® CPR Anytime® and Infant CPR Anytime® kits are perfect for people who prefer to learn independently on their own schedule, or those who aren't able to attend a classroom-based course.

Both Family & Friends programs will help you increase bystander action in emergency situations -- and the number of people who survive sudden cardiac emergencies!


Family & Friends® CPR

New edition! 2015 GUIDELINESThis dynamic course teaches lay-rescuer skills in CPR; AED use; and relief of choking in adults, children, and infants. The course uses the research-proven practice-while-watching format, and can be taught by American Heart Association Instructors or led by Facilitators such as community members, family members, or friends. This course is for people who do not need a course completion card for a job or other requirements, and is ideal for community groups, parents, grandparents, caregivers, school groups and students, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Product displayed: Family & Friends(R) CPR Anytime(R) (Light Skin Kit) (90-1003)

Family & Friends® CPR Anytime®

These DVD-based programs teach basic CPR skills in about 20 minutes on a self-directed, self-paced basis. With built-in English and Spanish options and a personal inflatable manikin in your choice of skin tones, CPR Anytime kits are ideal for distribution throughout the community. Adult/child and infant programs available.


Family & Friends® programs are perfect for use as:

  • an activity in group meetings of volunteers, parent-teacher organizations, or neighborhood or condo associations
  • part of a workplace wellness program
  • a special program at gyms and fitness centers

Family & Friends® programs are intended for members of the general public who would like to learn basic CPR, including:

  • families with children or elderly relatives
  • college-dorm resident assistants
  • athletes or wilderness explorers
  • members of volunteer organizations
  • residents of rural areas or locations prone to natural disasters

These programs are noncredentialed -- no course card will be awarded upon completion. Anyone required by his or her employer or wishing to be credentialed as a lay responder should take a Heartsaver® course.