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Teaching CPR in High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools

The value of CPR training

A bystander who administers CPR to a sudden cardiac arrest victim can as much as triple the victim's chances of survival. And since four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home, there's a good chance a rescuer will be helping his or her own loved one.

Why teach CPR in schools?

Schools are excellent places to offer CPR training, whether it's for graduation requirements, to help students with after-school or summer job requirements, or simply to improve cardiac survival rates in their community. When you teach kids CPR in high school, middle school, or elementary school, you're strengthening community safety -- and giving students skills they can carry into the future.

Here's a breakdown of CPR training options, and the materials you'll need for each.

Certified and basic training options

If your students need CPR certification, you'll want to use the Heartsaver® CPR AED course or,
if first aid training is also required, the Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED course. If students do not
require certification but simply wish to learn basic CPR skills, use the Family & Friends® CPR
course or Family & Friends® CPR Anytime®.


Heartsaver® CPR AED and Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED

Both of these courses train students in CPR and AED use for adults and choking relief for adults and children, with optional modules for child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and infant choking relief. The Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course also includes first aid basics and instruction in responding to various life-threatening conditions (heart attack, difficulty breathing, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke). Upon successful completion of these courses, students receive a course card, which may be required for students working as lifeguards, camp counselors, or babysitters.

Heartsaver courses must be taught by a certified American Heart Association Heartsaver Instructor. If a certified Instructor is not part of your school staff, contact an American Heart Association Training Center to find one near you. The Heartsaver CPR AED course takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete, and the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course takes approximately 7.25 hours, though both courses may be split over multiple class periods.

Products displayed: Heartsaver(R) First Aid CPR AED Course Completion Card (3-Card Sheet) (15-1810). Heartsaver(R) First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook (15-1018). Prestan(R) Ultralite(R) Manikin 4-Pack (PP-ULM-400-MS). Heartsaver(R) First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual (15-1023). Heartsaver(R) First Aid CPR AED DVD Set (15-1019). AED Practi-TRAINER Essentials 4-Pack (WL120ES10-4). Rescue Mask Training Adapter (10076-PPA). Manikin Wipes (Package of 50) (152400). Practi-Mask CPR Training Mask (5000TM).

To teach the Heartsaver CPR AED course or the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course, you will need these materials:

  • Heartsaver® CPR AED Student Workbook (print edition item no. 15-1020; eBook edition item no. 15-3116) -- 1 per student
    OR
    Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook (print edition item no. 15-1018; eBook edition item no. 15-3117) -- 1 per student
  • Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual (print edition item no. 15-1023; eBook edition item no. 15-3114) -- 1 per instructor
  • Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED DVD Set (item no. 15-1019) -- 1 per instructor
  • Heartsaver® CPR AED Course Completion Card (print edition item no. 15-1810; eCard edition item no. 15-3004) -- 1 per student (print cards sold in packages of 24; eCards sold individually)
    OR
    Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Course Completion Card (print edition item no. 15-1812; eCard edition item no. 15-3002) -- 1 per student (print cards sold in packages of 24; eCards sold individually)
    NOTE: A valid ECC Security ID number is required to purchase course cards.
  • CPR training manikins, such as the Prestan® Ultralite® Manikin 4-Pack (item no. PP-ULM-400-MS) -- recommend 1 manikin per 3 students per class period (sold in packages of 4)
  • CPR masks, such as the Practi-Mask CPR Training Mask (item no. 5000TM) -- 1 per student (sold in packages of 10)
  • Valves for CPR masks, such as Rescue Mask Training Adapter (item no. 10076-PPA) -- 1 per student (sold in packages of 10)
  • Manikin cleaning supplies, such as Manikin Wipes (item no. 152400) -- 1 for each time rescue breaths are practiced (sold in packages of 50)
  • AED trainers, such as AED Practi-TRAINER Essentials 4-Pack (item no. WL120ES10-4) -- recommend 1 AED trainer per 3 students per class period (sold in packages of 4)

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Family & Friends® CPR

Products displayed: CPR Prompt(R) Training And Practice Adult/Child Manikin 5-Pack (Blue) (LF06100U). Family & Friends(R) CPR Student Manual (15-1016). Family & Friends(R) CPR DVD With Facilitator Guide (15-1017). AED Practi-TRAINER Essentials 4-Pack (WL120ES10-4). Manikin Wipes (Package of 50) (152400).

This dynamic course is designed to teach the basics of CPR to small or large groups -- perfect for individual classes, school-wide assemblies, or after-school periods. This program uses the research-based practice-while-watching format to teach skills in CPR; AED use; and relief of choking in adults, children, and infants. Skills are presented in separate modules, so the course is simple to divide between multiple class periods. This fast, affordable course can be taught by American Heart Association Instructors or led by Facilitators such as teachers, coaches, school nurses, or community members. Note: Students do not receive a course card upon completion of this course.

To teach the Family & Friends CPR course,
you will need these materials:

  • Family & Friends® CPR Student Manual (item no. 15-1016) -- 1 per student (sold in packages of 5)
  • Family & Friends® CPR DVD With Facilitator Guide (item no. 15-1017) -- 1 per instructor
  • CPR training manikins, such as the CPR Prompt® Training And Practice Adult/Child Manikin 5-Pack in Blue (item no. LF06100U) or Tan (item no. LF06102U) -- recommend 1 manikin per 3 students per class period (sold in packages of 5)
  • Manikin cleaning supplies, such as Manikin Wipes (item no. 152400) -- 1 for each time rescue breaths are practiced (sold in packages of 50)
  • AED trainers, such as AED Practi-TRAINER Essentials 4-Pack (item no. WL120ES10-4) -- recommend 1 AED trainer per 3 students per class period (sold in packages of 4)

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Family & Friends® CPR Anytime®

Products displayed: Family & Friends(R) CPR Anytime(R) (Light Skin Kit) (90-1003). Family & Friends(R) CPR Anytime(R) (Brown Skin Kit) (90-1004).

This DVD-based program is an all-in-one training kit that teaches the core skills of adult Hands-Only™ CPR in about 20 minutes. The program also includes segments on child CPR, choking relief, and AED awareness. The program is ideal for students who prefer learning on a self-directed, self-paced basis rather than in instructor-led training sessions, and for schools that want to fit CPR training into tight school-day schedules. Schools can distribute a kit to each student to take home -- which can also increase CPR skills and awareness among students' family members. Each kit includes an inflatable manikin, available with light or brown skin, and built-in English and Spanish options. Note: Students do not receive a course card upon completion of this program.

To teach the Family & Friends CPR Anytime program,
you will need these materials
:

  • Family & Friends® CPR Anytime® Light Skin Kit (item no. 90-1003) or Brown Skin Kit (item no. 90-1004) -- 1 per student

Infant kits are also available for schools that wish to teach infant CPR and choking relief.

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Supplemental Materials and Additional Supplies

For materials such as classroom posters and reference cards to supplement your trainings, just follow the course links on the left side of this page. We also offer a variety of CPR manikins and training supplies beyond those listed above. Click through to find additional manikins; practice shields; and wipes, first aid training kits, and more.

If you have additional questions or need assistance with your order, we're happy to help! Just call 1-800-611-6082 to speak with one of our friendly customer services representatives. You may also e-mail us at custsvcs@channing-bete.com, or fax 1-800-499-6464.