Illinois State University offers the Heartsaver CPR AED Course to University employees at a cost of $25 per attendee. The Heartsaver CPR Course teaches lay rescuers how to recognize and treat life- threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims. Attendees also learn to recognize the warning signs of heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children.
Class guidelines are established by the American Heart Association and a CPR/AED Card will be issued by Carle Bromenn Medical Center.
Instructional objectives include:
Course Length: 2-3 hours, depending on skill level of attendees. Renewal certification is due every two years.
Between the costs associated with acquiring American Heart Association training materials (booklets and cards) and paying for consumables, the CPR/AED program has realized the need to increase the training registration fee to cover costs. Comparable classes in the community run between $100 and $125 per person for registration. Training through the ISU CPR/AED program continues to be a significant savings. ISU Environmental Health and Safety will always aim to offer an affordable CPR certification program for ISU staff and students.
Intended Audience: University employees (i.e. potential lay rescuers), day care employees, police, security guards, medical employees, and those who may have a need to respond to a medical emergency.
Written/Skills Exam: Students will go through a practical skills assessment, however, no written exam is required for this class.