American Red Cross Offers Community Health & Safety Classes

Each year, nearly 5 million people learn how to prepare themselves, their households and their businesses for emergencies.

Each year, nearly 5 million people learn how to prepare themselves, their households and their businesses for emergencies. The American Red Cross in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties is offering the following courses where people can join the ranks of those ready and prepared to save a life! Listed below are our course offerings for December.

The First Aid and CPR/AED courses teach people how to perform CPR and use an AED (automated external defibrillator), what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Course participants also learn how to control bleeding as well as how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses.

Babysitter’s Training will give 11-15 year-olds the skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. Caregiving skills take prospective young sitters from feeding to diapering and playtime to bedtime routines. Participants also learn how to handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents.

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor will prepare instructor candidates to teach basic-level American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED courses. This course has been updated to include 2010 ECC Guidelines.

All classes are held at our Mid-Michigan Chapter, located at 1800 E. Grand River Avenue, in Lansing.

DECEMBER CLASSES:

Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED ($90)

  • Classroom option - When: December 6, 2013, Friday 9:00am-1:00pm or December 14, 2013, Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm (4hrs)
  • Web-based self-study followed by classroom session - When: December 20, 2013, Friday 9:00-10:30am (1.5hrs)
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED ($110):

  • Classroom option - When: December 6, 2013, Friday 9:00am-3:30pm or December 14, 2013, Saturday 9:00am-3:30pm (6.5hrs)
  • Web-based self-study followed by classroom session - When: December 20, 2013, Friday 9:00-10:45am (1.8hrs)
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers ($110)

  • When: December 13, 2013, Friday 9:00am-3:30pm (6.5hrs)
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers with First Aid ($150)

  • When: December 13, 2013, Friday 9:00am-6:00pm (1 day)
  • Babysitter's Training ($85)

  • When: December 21, 2013, Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm (7hrs)
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor ($500)

  • When: December 10, 2013 and December 11, 2013, Tuesday 9:00am-12:30pm / Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm (2 days)
  • Red Cross training courses meet OSHA guidelines, feature hands-on skills practice and include 2 year certifications, free digital materials and skill refreshers. Visit redcross.org/take-a-class or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for details and to register for a class.

    About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.