First Aid, CPR, and AED Training

Our First Aid, CPR, and AED Trainings are:

  • Hands-on training covering lifesaving skills.
  • Intended for individuals to use in the workplace and schools
  • Classes that meet OSHA Guidelines for First Aid Programs
  • Basic courses and do not meet any type of advanced or professional rescuer type of credentialing.  
  • 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.

PROUD PROVIDER OF THE

Proud provider of the American Red Cross

WHAT IS CPR?

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) consists of chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth respiration. CPR enables oxygenated blood to circulate to vital organs such as the brain and heart.

  • Adult CPR: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults.
  • 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.

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 valid for 2 years

Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED - Blended Learning

This blended course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements.  Allow approximately 4 hours to complete the online portion.  In person skill session takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Cost: $110

Adult First Aid, CPR, and AED - Blended Learning

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults and meets OSHA/workplace requirements.  Allow 3 hours and 15min to complete the online portion. In person skill session takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Cost: $95

Adult CPR and AED - Blended Learning

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults and meets OSHA/workplace requirements.  Allow approximately 1 hour 50 minutes to complete the online portion.  In person skill assessment takes approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Cost: $75

You may select either Adult CPR/AED, Adult First Aid/CPR/AED, or Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED during the registration process for each of the course dates listed below.  Please read through the course descriptions carefully to ensure you are selecting the course that best meets your needs.  Regardless of the course you select, the instructor-led classroom skill session will begin at the same time.  Instruction and skill assessment will begin with Adult CPR and AED, then Adult First Aid, and lastly Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED.  Once you have successfully passed the portion of the course that you signed up for you may leave.  The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion.

Class Schedule


Adult First Aid CPR/AED Blended Learning

Friday October 21, 2022

Time: 10:00a-1:00p

Location: Fieldhouse Classroom 18

Cost $95

Register Here

Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED Blended Learning

Friday November 11, 2022

Time: 10:00am-12:30pm

Location: Fieldhouse Room 32 (Injury Care Clinic)

Register Here

Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED Blended Learning

Friday November 18, 2022

Time: 12:30-3:00pm

Location: Fieldhouse Classroom 11

Register Here

Group CPR & First Aid

Requesting a Group CPR or First Aid Class

  • Complete the GVSU Recreation & Wellness 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 Recreation & Wellness 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 Recreation & Wellness.

Registration

Recreation & Wellness 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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