First Aid & CPR Classes

Why Learn CPR?

Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs – is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States.

When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.

Be the Difference for Someone You Love
If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. Unfortunately, only about 46% of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest get the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives. During CPR, you should push on the chest at a rate of 100 to 120 compression per minute. The beat of “Stayin’ Alive” is a perfect match for this.

Here is a glimpse at what you can expect during our CPR/AED training course:

The Pike County Health Department has four certified basic life support instructors through the American Heart Association and are proud to be able to offer these services to our community. Each course is 2-3 hours long and are open to the public at various times throughout the year. If you do not see a course scheduled that you are interested in, please contact our office.

The following American Heart Association courses are offered:

Heartsaver® First Aid - $50

Heartsaver First Aid is a class room, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.

  • UPCOMING TRAININGS 12PM - 3PM: May 21, June 18, July 16, September 17, October 22, December 17.

Heartsaver® CPR AED - $50

This classroom course teaches basic CPR skills such as performing a head tilt-chin lift and giving compressions and breaths. The course provides training for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR and obtain a Heartsaver course completion card, as well as education on the proper use of AED machines.

  • UPCOMING TRAININGS 9AM - 12PM: March 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 22, November 19, December 17.

Family & Friends CPR - $20

AHA’s video-based, classroom Family & Friends® CPR Course teaches adult Hands-Only® CPR, adult AED use, child CPR and AED use, and infant CPR. It also teaches how to relieve choking in an adult, child or infant. The course offers training for those who want to learn CPR and do not require a course completion card.

  • Please call to schedule this training.

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers - $60

The BLS for Healthcare Providers - Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

  • UPCOMING TRAININGS 9AM - 12PM: April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 15, November 12, December 10.

Heartsaver® Pediatric CPR AED - $45

This class is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 United States. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers Child/Infant CPR AED, Adult CPR AED, and Asthma Care Training.

  • Please call to schedule this training.

Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid - $45

This class is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 United States. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers the Four Steps of Pediatric First Aid and modules in Pediatric First Aid.

  • Please call to schedule this training.

Skills Practice and Testing Session - $35

Learn your CPR skills online and visit us for the hands-on training. Many AHA lifesaving training courses are available online via AHA elearning Portal. Courses that involve only cognitive learning can be completed entirely online. For courses that contain skills that require practice, like CPR, students must then complete an in-person Skills Practice and Testing Session with an AHA Instructor at our agency after they complete the online portion. Our instructor will evaluate the student's skills and offer a course completion card to students who pass the skills testing requirements.

  • Please call to schedule this training.

Combining Courses Saves you $$

Looking to take a First Aid and CPR AED class together? We offer discounted rates for this:

  • $85 each when scheduling your course during our business hours (M-F, 8am-4:30pm).
  • $95 each when scheduling your course after hours and on weekends.

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