Child CPR on MannequinThe Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only® CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Audience

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life.

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Course Content

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches:

  • Adult Hands-Only™ CPR
  • Adult AED use
  • Child CPR
  • Infant CPR
  • Adult, child and infant relief of choking

Course Format

Family & Friends CPR is a classroom-based course that can be taught by an AHA Instructor or led by a facilitator (a community member, family member or friend) who wishes to pass on lifesaving CPR skills to others. This course is video-led and includes skills practice throughout.

Course topics can be presented together or taught separately as stand-alone modules. Following are approximate times for each module:

  • Adult CPR/AED/Choking: about 25 minutes
  • Child CPR/AED/Choking: about 35 minutes
  • Infant CPR/Choking: about 30 minutes

Course Completion Card / Certificate
This course does not provide a course completion card; however, students receive a tear-out participation card in their student manual.