Infant/Child CPR & Choking

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This workshop will prepare you for saving lives in the emergencies of choking and sudden cardiac arrest for infants (newborn to first birthday) and children 1-8 years old. CPR is easier than it’s ever been before, and you can refresh skills you may have learned years ago. It’s a skill you hope to never need, but would be very glad you knew if you are ever in the situation to be able to help. Choking is much more common but also scary if you’re not sure what to do. In this class, you will have hands-on practice with manikins and time to become comfortable with the skills. No victim will ever ask you for your card, but if you would like to also get a certification card, you may stay for an extra half hour, learn adult CPR and demonstrate a skills check-off.

Please note: Due to the brisk pace of the class and the nature of the material which requires participants' full attention, babies and children are not allowed to attend.  If childcare presents an issue, an option that's worked for previous attendees is having one caregiver participate in one session and registering the other caregiver for a successive workshop.

Workshops will be held at our retail location at 200 Elm Street North, Cambridge, MA (Davis Square).

To register for any of the open classes below, complete our online registration form.  Each participant needs their own registration and payment submitted; the registration form is for one participant only.  Please be sure to provide a valid e-mail address that you check regularly and at which we can correspond with you to confirm attendance and notify you of any changes.

Course Fee

$60 per person.  Please submit a registration for each participant.

Please be aware that the course fee is non-refundable. If, after you've registered, you need to change the date of your session, we are happy to help you reschedule one time with our compliments provided you give us at least 48 hours notice.  If you need to reschedule more than once, you will need to submit a new registration form and payment.

About the Instructor

Alison Ellison, RN, PNP, American Heart Association CPR Instructor has worked with parents, teens and others, teaching CPR skills for the past 25 years. She retired in 2014 after more than 40 years as a pediatric nurse and nurse practitioner. She is now a Somerville grandma and has a passion for helping everyone learn how to save lives.

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