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), children 1-12 years old, and adults. 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. 

This class is taught as an American Heart Family and Friends non-certification class. You never need a certification card to perform CPR or save a life or to be protected by the Good Samaritan law. However, if you need the lay Heartsaver card for work or another activity like scouts or fostering, you can get one by staying an extra half hour for a skills evaluation, and your card can be ordered for an additional fee, payable with your registration (see below, Course Fee).

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.
Optional: $20 additional for an American Heart Association Heartsaver certification card to be mailed to you after the session.  (To order a card, please check the box at the top of the calendar page of the registration, which is prior to entering your information.)

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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