YMCA First AID AED CPT Training Program 2024

FIRST AID/AED/CPR

COST: M $70/ PM $95

The purpose of the adult and pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED program is designed to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The course in this program teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person when minutes matter, and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

COURSE CONTENT

  • First aid basics
  • Medical and injury emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury
  • Infant, child, and adult CPR and AED

COURSE INFORMATION

Location: Dominican University Simulation Education Center (DU), Parmer 016/SEC, River Forest

Class Day and Time: Saturday from 8:00 am-4:00 pm

COURSE DATEREGISTRATION LINK
5/11Register
6/1Register
8/17Register
9/21Register

EXPERIENCE HANDS ON LEARNING

At the Y, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations. Our Y empowers our members, staff, and neighbors to make a direct impact in our community and to achieve their professional goals by directly supporting physical, emotional, and social connections that all people need for a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.

 

The West Cook YMCA has partnered with Dominican University to provide American Red Cross training for Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED and/or Lifeguarding certifications through an experiential hands on learning in their Simulation Education Center (SEC). The SEC combined with the Y’s indoor 4-lane 25 yard pool ensures each participant can experience real-life simulations to enhance their training.

 

It is not just healthcare workers and first responders who need training. There are many other positions — whether they are volunteer or full/part-time jobs — that may require certification including:

  • Animal Control Officers

  • Childcare Providers

  • Coaches

  • Construction Workers

  • Correction Officers and Staff

  • Educators

  • Electricians

  • Flight Attendants

  • Lifeguards

  • Medical Office Personnel

  • Park Rangers

  • Personal Trainers

  • Pharmacists

  • Physical Therapists

  • Referees

  • Residence Assistants and Staff

  • Special Needs/Elderly/Companion Care Providers

  • Swim Instructors

  • Tour/Adventure/Outdoor Guides

  • Social Workers

  • Security Personnel

  • Veterinarian Technicians

ABOUT THE DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY SIMULATION EDUCATION LAB

The lower level of Parmer Hall is home to the Borra College of Health Sciences and the Simulation Education Center (SEC); providing access to simulation facilities and the instrumentation associated with it, including simulation manikins. It includes patient rooms, doctor’s office suite, pediatric patient room with crib, and a community health room. There is also a control room, debriefing area, and a large room for skills and lab practice, and a audio/visual system to record simulations used for out-of-lab learning activities.