Infant and Child CPR Basics
Parents, caregivers, and others who do not require formal certification learn CPR and choking rescue for infants and children up to age 8, victim assessment, and calling 911. The Infant and Child CPR Basics is a 3-hour American Heart Association’s Family & Friends CPR class that provides students with an American Heart Association CPR booklet and completion card.
This class is held through the combined efforts of Seattle Children's and the Great Starts Program of Parent Trust for Washington Children. Instructors are credentialed by the American Heart Association.
If you are looking for a certification class, try our Heartsaver CPR Certification Class.
Please call Great Starts Program Registration at 206-789-2306 with additional questions.
Classes fill up quickly. All dates may not be available. Click the "Register" button below to check class availability.
Should I take the Heartsaver CPR certification course or Infant and Child CPR Basics?
The Heartsaver CPR course covers CPR and choking rescue for adults, children, and infants. It also includes hands-on practice of AEDs and masks, official skills tests, and provides you with an American Heart Association certification card that is valid for two years.
Infant and Child CPR Basics uses the Family & Friends curriculum and covers only CPR and choking rescue for infants and children up to age 8. The class does not result in official certification, but it does provide a completion card and a CPR booklet.
If you need an official certification card, the Heartsaver CPR class is for you.
If you are looking for a more informal class setting to learn and practice basic CPR and choking rescue skills to infants and children up to age 8, then Infant and Child CPR Basics may be a better fit for you.
If you need help deciding which class to take, please call the Great Starts Program of Parent Trust for Washington Children at 206-789-2306.
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I can’t decide whether to take a CPR class or Babysafe. What is the difference?
Both CPR courses use official American Heart Association curriculum to teach the skills needed to perform CPR or choking rescue, and each allow a great deal of time for hands-on practice and questions.
Babysafe’s main focus is preventing injuries in the first two years of life. In Babysafe, you will learn about basic infant development in relation to safety, what injuries infants and young toddlers are most at risk for, and many ways to prevent these injuries from happening. The class will end with a demonstration of basic infant CPR and choking rescue and an opportunity to practice on the infant CPR manikins.
Both our CPR classes and Babysafe can be life-saving and can be very valuable to new families. We recommend taking Babysafe to learn about the many ways to keep your baby safe while they learn and grow, and then choosing which CPR class best meets your needs.
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What happens if I arrive late to class?
If you arrive more than ten minutes late to class, we will not be able to admit you because the American Heart Association guidelines will not allow us to provide certification to anyone who is not at class for the entire session. As a result, you will miss the class.
Please note that we require at least three business days notice before the class if you need to cancel or transfer, which we can do for a $10 fee. If we receive less than three business days notice or if you are late to class and don’t attend, the entire registration fee is forfeited.
To reschedule or transfer at least three business days before class, contact Great Starts of Parent Trust for Washington Children at 206-789-2306.
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Can I bring my baby or young child to class?
Unfortunately, because our CPR classes require hands-on practice, we ask that you do not bring infants or children with you to class. Because the certification courses require full hands-on practice and participation, children cannot be accommodated. In an emergency, we will permit babes-in-arms in our Infant and Child CPR Basics class, but we ask that you leave the room if your baby needs special attention or soothing.
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