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