From CPR, first aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) training to injury prevention courses, bloodborne pathogens training, and community disaster education, you can team up with the most trusted name in health and safety training for nearly a century – the American Red Cross and the YWCA. The YWCA offers Red Cross courses that are complete, flexible programs that help you, your family and your community stay prepared for virtually any life-threatening situation. Build the program that works for you using our modular curriculum.
First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and the Community
One of our most popular courses, it is great for community needs. This course combines lectures, demonstrations, and video with hands-on training and practice. Participants in this course learn to recognize and respond to emergencies including shock, cardiac and breathing emergencies for adults, children and infants, heat and cold emergencies, sudden illnesses, and poisonings. Additionally, participants will learn first aid for everything from cuts and scrapes to muscle, bone, and joint injuries.
CPR – Adult (3.5 hours)
For the person who only needs adult CPR training, this hands-on skills training prepares them to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults. Adult CPR/AED is available in a 4-1/2 hour course with AED training included.
CPR – Child and Infant (4.25 hours)
Designed for those who care for children, either full time or occasionally, this course teaches participants how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in infants and children age 12 and younger. CPR – Infant is available separately as a 3-3/4 hour course that applies to infants up to 12 months; CPR – Child (3-3/4 hours) is available separately and applies to children between the ages of 1 and 12.
AED – Adult and Child
This course teaches individuals currently certified in CPR – Adult and CPR – Child how to safely use an AED to provide care for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.