Children's Health CPR Classes and Safety Courses in Southeast Michigan Parents: Sign up to get the information and skills that could help you save your child's life. Our list includes CPR courses in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. « Previous Next » Kelli Hoffman • July 1, 2016 1 Comment Tweet The best way to help your child in an emergency is to be prepared. Taking CPR courses could save the life of your own kids – or someone you know. Register for the CPR course nearest you to gain the knowledge and skills to help in a cardiac or breathing emergency. Metro Parent has found a variety of options hosted by respected medical/safety groups, organizations and training companies in metro Detroit, the greater Ann Arbor area and beyond. Many offer a popular Friends & Family CPR course (which is for the general public – i.e., you don’t need it for your job) and Hands-Only CPR options. For those seeking certification, Heartsaver is a common program (all three are American Heart Association programs). American Heart Association Locations: various; throughout Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties Ages/types of classes: Friends & Family CPR, Heartsaver certification course Cost: varies Schedule (typically): year-round The American Heart Association continuously offers Friends & Family CPR courses. In this program, you will learn adult Hands-Only CPR, adult automated external defibrillator (AED) use, child CPR, infant and adult CPR, and child and infant choking relief. This course is led by video and includes skill practice throughout. The Friends & Family course does not provide a course completion card; it does offer a participation card upon completion. The American Heart Association also provides other courses in CPR and AED that may fit your needs if your job requires a certification. Can’t take a course right away? Review the Hands-Only CPR videos the American Heart Association offers online. American Red Cross Locations: Detroit, Warren, Livonia, Ann Arbor, Highland and other locations Ages/types of classes: first aid, CPR, AED for lay responders Cost range: $70-$110/person, on average Schedule (typically): year-round Its adult and pediatric first aid/CPR/AED course offers students the knowledge necessary to recognize and care for a variety of first aid issues – as well as how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies. This course will teach you the skills you need to help adult and pediatric victims. These courses are offered in an onsite format or in a blended format including online and onsite. The web portion must be completed prior to the in-person part. (Note: Red Cross also offers a CPR/AED course for professional rescuers and health care providers.) Advantage First Aid Locations: 43155 Main St., Suite 2212B, Novi; plus training locations in Commerce Township and Livonia Ages/types of classes: Heartsaver certification program, CarePlus CPR courses and more Cost: varies by class Schedule (typically): year-round Advantage First Aid Training and Safety, LLC offers a variety of CPR and First Aid programs for various ages. American Heart Association courses, including the Heartsaver certification program, are offered in addition to CarePlus and other classes that include certification. Beaumont Health Locations: Grosse Pointe, Macomb Township, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Troy, West Bloomfield, Dearborn and other locations Ages/types of classes: Family & Friends CPR, Hands-Only CPR; suitable for ages 12-plus Cost: $30/person Schedule (typically): year-round The Friends & Family CPR course teaches adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child automated external defibrillator (AED) use, infant CPR, and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. The American Heart Association course is offered in a group setting. (Note: This course is ideal for those over age 12. This course is for those who do not need a course completion card in CPR.) Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Locations: Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, 1101 W. University Drive, Rochester Ages/types of classes: Friends & Family CPR, PALS provider renewal, CPR healthcare provider renewal, Heartsaver CPR with AED Cost: $29/Friends & Family, $50/CPR healthcare provider, $50/Heartsaver Schedule (typically): year-round Crittenton offers a Friends & Family CPR class that teaches you how to perform CPR on adults, kids and infants – and help someone who is choking. This class is aimed at those who want to be prepared in an emergency but don’t need certification for employment. Crittenton also offers Heartsaver courses for those who need a certificate for work. Health Education Strategies, LLC Locations: 11460 Telegraph Road, Taylor Ages/types of classes: Friends & Family CPR class, Heartsaver certification program and more Cost: varies by class Schedule (typically): year-round American Heart Association courses are offered including Friends & Family CPR, which teaches students how to perform CPR on adults, children and infants. Heartsaver CPR, PALS program and other classes are offered. Henry Ford Health System in West Bloomfield Locations: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, 6777 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield Ages/types of classes: infant CPR Cost: $40/couple Schedule (typically): year-round Henry Ford offers an infant CPR class that teaches parents and other caregivers how to handle a life-threatening emergency. This is an American Heart Association skills class and does not provide certification. It is part of the hospital’s New Moms Class Series. Lamaze Family Center Locations: 2855 Boardwalk Drive, Ann Arbor Cost: $85/mom and partner (babies-in-arms/non-crawling babies welcome) Schedule (typically): periodically throughout year Parents will learn how to administer infant CPR through classroom work and skills demonstrations. The class is taught by an instructor trained by the American Heart Association. Grandparents and other caregivers are welcome to take the class, too ($25/each additional person). This course does not offer certification. Oakland University in Rochester Location: Oakland University Recreation Center, 2200 N. Squirrel Road, Rochester Ages/types of classes: adults; includes certification card Cost: $68/non-students Schedule (typically): year-round The course for ages 16-plus will provide you with the skills to handle cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, children and infants. It also offers training in first aid emergencies. An American Red Cross certified instructor teaches this CPR course. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certification card valid for two years. Rochester Hills Fire Station Location: Rochester Hill Fire Department No. 1, 1111 Horizon Court, Rochester Hills Ages/types of classes: Friends & Family CPR, all ages; CPR with AED (with certification card), and Heartsaver certification program Cost: free/Friends & Family class, $40/CPR with AED for non-residents, $30/Heartsaver for non-residents Schedule (typically): periodically throughout year The Friends & Family CPR course teaches you life-saving skills by using a lecture, videos and practice on a CPR manikin. You will receive an American Heart Association participation card upon completion of the class. The Friends & Family class is suitable for all ages. The fire department also offers a CPR, AED and First Aid course and Heartsaver CPR class, both offering certification card upon completion. Southfield Fire Department Location: Southfield Civic Center, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield Ages/types of classes: teens and adults; Heartsaver class with certification card Cost: $25/non-residents, $10/Southfield residents Schedule (typically): periodically throughout year This Heartsaver course offers training in CPR, AED and first aid for adults, children and infants. Upon successful completion of the class, participants will receive their certification card. The card is good for two years. St. Joseph Mercy Health System Locations: St. Joseph Mercy Health System locations in Ann Arbor, Chelsea Ages/types of classes: Family & Friends CPR; Heartsaver with AED certification program Cost: $35/person for Friends & Family CPR, $56/Heartsaver Schedule (typically): monthly This Friends & Family CPR course will teach you basic lifesaving CPR skills. The course covers infant, child and adult CPR and AED use. This course does not offer certification. CPR Heartsaver AED program includes a Heartsaver CPR book and two-year certification card. This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for 2016 by Jessica Schrader.