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American Red Cross

Backyard Lifeguards is an authorized provider of American Red Cross health and safety programs, including CPR, First Aid, and more.  Course length, fees, enrollment minimum, and requirements are included after each course description.  Most courses can be completed in one weekend day or weekday afternoon/evening.  Courses over four hours in length may be divided over two weekday evenings.
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Adult Courses

The following adult courses are appropriate for students ages 13 and older.  Children ages 8 to 12 may participate with a parent who is also enrolled in the course.

CPR (Adult/Child/Infant)
Learn to recognize and respond to emergency situations and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants.  Participants will learn to care for conscious and unconscious choking victims and perform CPR on a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.  Students will receive a CPR certificate valid for one year.
Estimated Time:  6 hours
Minimum 5 participants
$65 per participant

CPR (Adult)
Recognize and respond to emergency situations and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults (persons over 12 years of age).  Participants will learn to care for conscious and unconscious choking victims and perform CPR on a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.  Students will receive a CPR-Adult certificate valid for one year.
Estimated Time:  4 hours
Minimum 4 participants
$55 per participant

CPR (Child/Infant)
Recognize and respond to emergency situations and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in children (1-12 years) and infants (less than 1 year).  Participants will learn to care for conscious and unconscious choking victims and perform CPR on a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.  Students will receive a CPR-Child/Infant certificate valid for one year.
Estimated Time:  4 hours
Minimum 4 participants
$55 per participant

First Aid
Learn to recognize and respond to an emergency, and give care to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until medical help arrives.  Classes teach participants to identify and treat shock; control bleeding; care for a muscle, bone, or joint injury; care for a head, neck, or back injury; stroke; and respond to diabetic emergencies, heat- and cold-related emergencies, poisoning, and allergic reactions.  Participants with a current CPR certificate will receive a First Aid certificate valid for two years.
Estimated Time:  2 hours
Minimum 4 participants
$40 per participant

Pet First Aid for Dogs and Cats
Learn to prepare for, prevent, and respond to pet first aid emergencies.  Participants learn how to respond to pets experiencing choking, breathing emergencies, poisoning, and exposure to extreme weather.  Using dog and cat manikins, they also practice rescue breathing and CPR skills.  Stuffed animals are used in the class to provide hands-on practice in controlling bleeding, bandaging, and other First Aid skills.
Estimated Time:  3 hours
Minimum 4 participants
$45 per participant (includes book); $30 (without book)

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Youth Courses

Age requirements for the following youth courses are included after each course description.

Babysitter Training
This course prepares youth with the training every parent wants in a babysitter, including basic childcare, safe play, First Aid, and critical emergency action skills.  Participants must be between 11 and 15 years of age to enroll in this course.
Estimated time:  6 hours
Minimum 6 participants
$60 per participant

First Aid for Little People
Using selections from the American Red Cross course First Aid for Children Today, children will learn to recognize and respond to common household emergencies, call for help, and give care until medical attention arrives.  Through imaginative play and use of food and toys to create “pretend” situations, instructors focus on injury prevention and safe choices.  Topics include bleeding, burns, broken bones, bites and stings, poisoning, choking, and allergic reactions.  Participants must be between 4 and 8 years of age to take this course and should wear clothes to get dirty.
Estimated Time:  1.5 hours
Minimum 6 participants
$25 per participant

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