CPR, First Aid, and AED Training

Our CPR, First Aid, and AED Trainings are:

  • Hands-on training to teach participants lifesaving skills is the basis of these courses.
  • Intended for individuals to use in the workplace and schools
  • Basic courses and do not meet any type of advanced or professional rescuer type of credentialing.  
  • Classes that meet OSHA Guidelines for First Aid Programs
  • Classes that combine lecture with interactive video demonstrations featuring emergency scenarios that are likely to occur in a variety of environments.

If you are seeking certification to meet the requirements for an internship, student teaching assignment, or job, CHECK WITH YOUR SUPERVISOR TO DETERMINE THE EXACT TYPE OF CERTIFICATION YOU NEED.

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WHAT IS CPR?

  • Adult CPR: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults.
  • Adult and Child CPR: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults and in children over the age of 1
  • Adult and Pediatric CPR: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults and in children over the age of 1, as well as infants under the age of 1.
  • Infant CPR: Participants learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in infants under the age of 1

WHAT IS FIRST AID AND AED?

First Aid: Participants learn to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts and scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold emergencies.

AED: Participants learn how to use automatic external defibrillators. 


Classes Offered

For the below classes, certification is awarded through the American Red Cross and is good for 2 years

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Traditional Course

Traditional Classroom Setting

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

Saturday, October 27, 9:30am-3pm

  • Location: Fieldhouse Classroom B-18
  • Wear comfortable clothing as we will be doing skill practice on manikins. 
  • Feel free to bring a sack lunch.
  • Cost: $110

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ADULT CPR/AED BLENDED COURSE

Web-based and Classroom

The Adult CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims about 12 years and older. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult CPR/AED valid for two years.  The online portion of this blended course features award-winning simulation learning – an interactive experience where you will respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting – which will prepare you for the instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a Flash-enabled PC with a high speed Internet connection.  Allow 1 hour to complete the online portion if you are new to CPR/AED training or 25 minutes if you have previously received certification. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult CPR/AED valid for two years.

Wednesday, September 26, 5-6:30pm

  • Location: Fieldhouse Classroom B-11
  • Wear comfortable clothing as we will be doing skill practice on manikins. 
  • Cost: $70

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Monday, November 12, 4-5pm

  • Location: Campus Recreation Conference Room D137 located inside the Recreation Center
  • Wear comfortable clothing as we will be doing skill practice on manikins. 
  • Cost: $70

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Group CPR & First Aid

Requesting a Group CPR or First Aid Class

  • Complete the GVSU Campus Recreation service request form and select “CPR or First Aid Class for a Group” from the “I am Requesting” section.
  • It is the responsibility of the organization to reserve space for the class. We may be able to assist you in reserving space if needed.
  • The reserved room must have an audio/video projector AND an open area for conducting first aid/CPR skill sessions.
  • Classrooms in the GVSU Fieldhouse are the preferred location, but other locations on campus (such as the larger meeting rooms in Kirkhof) may work also.
  • Class lengths are outlined in the course descriptions above. If possible, please reserve the room for 15-30 minutes prior to the start of the class to allow for room set-up.
  • If you are interested in holding an off-campus certification, provide this in the “Brief Description” section of the service request form. Additional fees may apply.

Participant Payment and Registration

Responsibility

The organization hosting the certification is responsible for collecting all payment and participant information. The Organization is responsible for providing Campus Recreation with the following:

Registration and payment are due three business days before the class is to be held. Payment can be made at the Fitness & Wellness Services located in the lower level of Recreation Center.

Payment

For student organizations or university departments who have a GVSU FOAP, payment can be made through OnBase Department Charge Requests.

For others, payment should be made in the form of cash, credit, or check (made out to GVSU) for the class. We require one total payment of all class participants. It is advised that your organization collect payment from individuals at the time of registration, and then your organization issues payment to GVSU Campus Recreation.

Registration

Campus Recreation needs a list (names and e-mails) of the people who will be taking the class. NOTE: There is a four person minimum to conduct a session. There is a 10 person maximum per session for one instructor. If you have a group of more than 10 people, we will attempt to secure another instructor if possible. Otherwise, multiple sessions would need to be conducted to accommodate more than 10 people.



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