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CPR/AED and First Aid Training

It takes ambulances an average of 8 minutes to respond once they get dispatched (it takes about 3 minutes for an emergency call to get routed to the correct agency for dispatch). Brain tissue starts to die within 4 minutes and brain damage is likely. After about 8 minutes, brain damage becomes irreversible. CPR helps prevent brain and heart damage, making community awareness and skills essential to a patient survival.

Classes are offered at Bodymindspiritworks in Grafton, WI or at another site of your choosing, and are limited to 18 students per class. Minimum class size for off-site instruction is 6 students.

These classes are conducted under the auspices of First Aid Plus. An AHA Training Center. American Heart Association certifications are valid for two years.

Jennifer D'Alessio is CC/NREMT-P Certified (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians - Paramedic and University of Maryland Baltimore County Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program). She has been involved in full-time with the Emergency Medical Services for eleven years in Rochester, New York, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jennifer has been a field trainer and adjunct faculty for the Public Safety Training Center through Monroe Community College for EMT and Paramedic courses since 2004, in addition to becoming an AHA Instructor in 2008.

CC/NREMT-P is the highest level of certification for Emergency Medical Technicians, helping to further bridge the gap between pre-hospital and hospital care. The most important goal of the EMT is to assure that EMS professionals caring for patients in their moment of highest need are competent. The CCEMTP is a specialized care provider that has an understanding of both pre-hospital and in-hospital aspects of patient care, and uses the understanding to provide the highest level of care to critical patients during transport.

CPR / First Aid Training Modules

BLS for the Healthcare Provider        $60
The Healthcare provider course is designed for those who provide health care in a variety of settings, including in-hospital & out-of-hospital. It teaches the skills of CPR for all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-valve mask & oxygen), the use of the AED, & relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. Course length is approximately 4.5 for an Original course and 3.5 hours for a Refresher course.

Heartsaver CPR /AED        $50
This course teaches the basic techniques of adult, child, & infant CPR & the use of the Automated External Defibrillator as well as the use of barrier devices in CPR & how to give first aid for choking. The course teaches how to recognize the signs of heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, & foreign-body-airway obstruction. Course length is approximately 4 hours.

Heartsaver First Aid        $35
The Heartsaver First Aid Course provides training in basic first aid procedures, with the opportunity for additional training (see other course offerings) in adult CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The course is for people assigned as first responders to emergencies in the workplace or community. This includes corporate employees, security personnel, airline personnel, and other individuals who want or require first aid training. Course Content: (approx. 3 hrs) General principles, Medical emergencies & Injury emergencies.

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid        $35
With an emphasis on children, this first aid course covers the general types of Heartsaver First Aid in addition to an optional module on Asthma Care fo Children. Course length is approximately 3 hours.

Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens        $25
In this course, participants learn how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials. This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction. Course length is approximately 1 hour.

Heartsaver CPR for Friends & Family
This is a community-level awareness course, providing basic CPR knowledge. Participants receive a completion card, but no formal certification. Cost varies with class size, and course length is approximately 1.5 hours.

Student workborks/textbooks are included in all prices.

Jennifer D'Alessio, CC/NREMT-P
AHA CPR/BLS Provider Instructor
1350 14th Avenue 262-365-4612
Grafton, WI 53024


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