Take a Class—Save a Life!

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Every year, more than 250,000 people die from a sudden heart attack. If you find yourself in a situation where a friend, loved one, or colleague is struggling to breath, or is unconscious and not breathing, every second counts. Knowing CPR could help you keep someone alive during the critical minutes before medical professionals arrive on the scene. That’s why it’s so important for everyone—from beginners to medical professionals—to learn CPR.

Our CPR program is one of the largest in New Jersey and frequently provides classes for convenient times. As an American Heart Association® (AHA) Training Center, we are dedicated to strengthening the chain of survival to our community.

All programs include:

  • A warm, inviting training environment with classes conducted according to American Heart Association protocols
  • Classes on performing CPR for infants, children, and adults
  • A highly trained, certified team of CPR instructors
  • On-site training for small and large groups

CPR, AED, and First Aid Training

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a procedure used to artificially perform the work of the heart if it stops beating. It involves providing breaths for someone in distress and pushing on their chest to direct oxygenated blood from the heart to the brain. This pumping action helps keep the brain alive until medical professionals arrive on the scene.

Heartsaver CPR/AED

The Heartsaver CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) course is open to the public, but it is especially useful for coaches and teachers, those with loved ones at risk for cardiac arrest, and those with a duty to respond (such as firefighters, police, airline personnel, security guards, and personal trainers). The course includes adult and child CPR, choking relief, use of barrier devices, and use of an AED.

Course length: Adult and child CPR and AED training is approximately 2 hours. Adult and child CPR and AED training, including infant CPR, is approximately 3 hours.

Heartsaver First Aid

Heartsaver First Aid is designed for those assigned to respond to emergencies in the workplace or community, and those who want to learn first aid. The class also includes an option to learn CPR and how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). Some rescuers are required to take this course as part of their employer’s efforts to comply with regulatory requirements. These rescuers may include corporate employees, security guards, airline personnel, lifeguards, and other individuals who want or need first aid training. Heartsaver First Aid teaches rescuers to effectively recognize, manage, and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical services personnel arrive. Course content includes general principles, medical emergencies, and injury emergencies. Optional modules include environmental emergencies with CPR and AED training.

Course length: Approximately 3 to 6 hours, depending on class options.

CPR for Family and Friends

This non-certification course is for parents, grandparents, family members of those at risk for cardiac arrest, or anyone who wishes to learn this life-saving skill. CPR for Family and Friends is a modular awareness program that teaches rescue skills in CPR and how to help a choking victim. The program presents information about the American Heart Association Chain of Survival and signs of choking.

Course length: Adult, child, and infant course is approximately 2.5 hours.

BLS for Healthcare Providers

The BLS (basic life support) for Healthcare Providers course is designed to satisfy requirements for health care workers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, residents, fellows, medical or nursing students, aides, and allied health personnel, as well as lifeguards. This course teaches the skills of CPR for the adult, child, and infant, including the use of a bag-mask device, use of an AED (automated external defibrillator), and relief of FBAO (foreign body airway obstruction) in responsive and unresponsive victims. The course is designed for health care providers who care for patients in a wide variety of settings, both in and out of the hospital.

Course length: The course is approximately 4.5 hours.

ACLS Provider

The ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) Provider course is designed for emergency, intensive care, or critical care personnel; emergency medical providers such as physicians, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and respiratory therapists; and other professionals who may need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency. Emphasis is placed on the importance of proper CPR integration of basic life support skills and advanced cardiac life support intervention, while encouraging effective team interaction and communication.

Course length: The full course is approximately 13 to 16 hours. The renewal course is approximately 8 to 10 hours.

PALS Provider

The PALS (pediatric advanced life support) course is designed for health care providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children, including those working in emergency, intensive care, and critical care units. The systematic approach to pediatric assessment is emphasized, along with proper CPR integration and effective team communication and interaction.

Course length: The full course is approximately 13 to 16 hours. The renewal course is approximately 8 to 10 hours.

Learn how to save a life. Sign up for a class today.

For more information on our CPR and first aid classes, visit our class listing or call 732.308.0570.