- Kelly Sundstrom For the AJC
Child and infant CPR can enable any parent, childcare worker, babysitter or teacher to feel more confident while taking care of children. Understanding how to perform CPR can help you act fast and know exactly what to do if a child begins to choke, almost drowns, has trouble breathing or experiences a trauma or injury that causes her to become unresponsive.
Whether you're a new or seasoned parent, you'll want to know as much as you can in order to keep your children safe. To arm yourself with this invaluable knowledge, sign up for one of the many child and infant CPR classes taking place all around the Atlanta area. You never know -- it just may save a little one's life one day.
Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED at CPR Training Source. $70. 2629 Sandy Plains Road NE, Suite 101, Marietta, Ga. 30066. 770-565-2996. www.cprtrainingsource.com
CPR Training Source offers a combination course that includes the American Heart Association Heartsaver first aid, CPR and AED specifically for children and infants. Topics will cover the basics of first aid, CPR for children and infants, use of child and infant masks, what to do in emergency situations, and asthma care training. You will also learn how to use an AED, or automated external defibrillator, which can help improve survival chances. Includes a certification card that is valid for two years.
Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid at CPR and Safety. $37. 1655 Pinefield Road, Marietta, Ga. 30066. 770-592-5555. www.cprsavinglives.com
This CPR course includes first aid training and a two-year certification card once completed. You can either take the course at the office, or call to arrange training for your group at your own location. The hands-on instruction will prepare you to take care of someone in a medical emergency, whether you need to learn CPR professionally or simply for your own family.
Adult, Child and Infant Heartsaver CPR and AED at CPR Gwinnett. $65. 5425 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 1103, Lawrenceville, Ga. 30043. 678-278-8396. www.cprgwinnett.com
CPR Gwinnett provides the Heartsaver CPR and AED course, which covers adults, children and infants, as well as how to use the barrier masks for each age group, and what to do in medical, injury-related and environmental emergencies. You will receive a two-year certification card at the end of this course.
Family and Friends CPR at CPR Training School. $49. 62 Roswell St. Alpharetta, Ga. 30009. 470-207-4214. www.cprtrainingschool.com
Learn how to keep your friends and family safe with this CPR program designed just for you. Although you will not receive a certification card after taking this classroom-based course, you will learn everything you need to know in order to save a life, if necessary. Topics covered include adult, child and infant CPR, what to do if a loved one starts choking and general AED instruction.
Pediatric CPR and AED with Georgia CPR. $55. 1561 McLendon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30307. 678-267-1378. www.gacpr.com
Perfect for everyone, including parents, day care providers, babysitters and teachers, the Pediatric CPR certification course offered through Georgia CPR covers CPR and AED with a focus on children and infants only. Not only will you learn the basics of CPR, but you'll also find out how to identify a true medical emergency and how to administer basic first aid to children in non-emergency situations. Certification offered in this course will remain valid for two years.
Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED at the American Red Cross Atlanta Headquarters. $99. 1955 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, Ga. 303024. 800-733-2767. www.redcross.org.
Offered directly through the American Red Cross, this pediatric first aid, CPR and AED certification course includes both online and in-classroom instruction. By the end of the program, you'll understand how to recognize cardiac emergency situations, administer proper breathing and CPR techniques to children and infants in distress, and first aid basics. In order to take part in the in-class portion of the course, you will need to complete the online portion. Certification lasts two years.
Infant CPR for parents at DeKalb Medical. $35. Dr. Bobbie Bailey Tower. 2701 North Decatur Road, Room 3040, Decatur, Ga. 30033. 404-501-9355. www.dekalbmedical.org
DeKalb Medical specifically designed their Infant CPR program for new parents like you. With a focus on infants, you'll find how what potential dangers exists for your new baby, what to do in a choking situation and how to administer CPR if necessary. This is a non-certification class.
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