CPR & First Aid:
LEARN LIFE-SAVING SKILLS
Come learn the life saving skills of American Heart Association CPR and First Aid at the YMCA of Greater Dayton. Classes are held conveniently at your local branch throughout the year. If your branch is not listed below, call and ask when the next classes will be forming.
You can also contact Karen Ravndal-Emery at 937-223-5201for more information.
CPR & Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Fact Sheet from American Heart Association
Anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.
Don’t be afraid; your actions can only help. If you see an unresponsive adult who is not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911 and push hard and fast on the center of the chest.
CPR & First Aid Courses Available:
The following courses are offered for CPR & First Aid by the YMCA of Greater Dayton:
- Family & Friends® CPR Anytime®
- Infant CPR Anytime®
- Heartsaver® CPR AED
- Heartsaver® First Aid
- Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers CPR
To register for available classes, please click on the register button on the right of your screen.
Family & Friends® CPR Anytime® Personal Learning Program allows anyone to learn the core skills of CPR in just 20 minutes using their own personal kit. The kit contains everything needed to learn basic CPR, AED skills and choking relief anywhere, from the comfort of your home to a large group setting.
The Family & Friends CPR Anytime program teaches:
- Adult Hands-Only CPR
- Child CPR (including delivery of breaths)
- Adult and child choking relief
- General AED awareness
The AHA’s Infant CPR Anytime® personal learning program makes it possible for anyone to learn how to relieve choking infant and perform infant CPR. The kit contains everything needed to learn skills in about 20 minutes, and it can be used anywhere, from the comfort of home to a large community group setting.
The Infant Anytime CPR program teaches:
- Infant CPR
- Relief of choking in an infant
- Calling for help
Heartsaver® CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.
The Heartsaver CPR AED program teaches:
Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
- Adult CPR and AED use
- Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR, including child and infant choking
Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking and other emergencies in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. .
The Heartsaver First Aid program teaches:
- First aid basics
- Medical emergencies
- Injury emergencies
- Environmental emergencies
The Basic Life Support (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.
The BLS for the Healthcare Provider program teaches:
Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
- Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
- The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
- 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
- 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
- Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
- Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
- Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
- Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
- CPR with an advanced airway*
*This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.