CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)

American Heart Association HeartSaver CPR/AED Course 

HeartSaver CPR/AED is designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs CPR/AED training and a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements.

(Ex: RN, MD, CNA, LPN, EMT, or enrolling in a medical program)
 Please check with your school or employer BEFORE purchasing the online component.

This is now a 2-step process:

Step 1: Online (classroom) (Prerequisite for the Skills Session)   

Purchase here: https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-cpr-aed-online
     The online course covers CPR, AED, and choking for adults, children, and infants. (Choose all 3 training modules)      *Optional modules are available (heart attack, stroke, water safety, and opioid overdose).

***You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you finish this mandatory coursework. You MUST print this document out in order to attend the skills session.

**By purchasing the online education, you are NOT REGISTERED for the Hands-On Skills

Step 2: Register for mandatory skills testing session (“Hands-on”)

     Testing sessions are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month (except December) at 9 a.m. 
       at Fire Station #17: 8157 Central Park Ave, Skokie, IL 60076 (map)

**A minimum of 4 students is required to hold each session.** 

If this minimum is not met, you can opt for a session at a later date or register at another training center in the area.

You must bring your Certificate of Completion.
Please dress comfortably.

 Registration closes the Thursday before the class at 5:00 p.m.
  Walk-ins are not accepted.


**You will need to have an email address or access to an email account when registering.**

After successfully completing the course you will receive a certification card good for two (2) years from the AHA. The AHA (ecards@heart.org) will send you an email with a link, inviting you to claim your eCard online.

For more info: Please call the Fire Department at (847) 982-5320 
or email Fire Lieutenant Nicole Davis at  nicole.davis@skokie.org

Hands-Only CPR (non- certification)

Can't make it to one of our classes but still want to learn
how to do compressions until help arrives?  
Hands Only CPR (compression only) is CPR without giving mouth-to-mouth breathing. It's recommended for people to use on a teen or adult who collapse suddenly in an "out of hospital" setting (like home, work, a park, or sporting venue). 
 There's 2 easy steps:
1. Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to call).  
 2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

When you call 9-1-1, stay on the phone until the 9-1-1 dispatcher (operator) tells you to hang up.
The dispatcher will ask you several questions, including:
  • Your name 
  • The location of the emergency (be specific! especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone without a fixed location or address)
  • If the person is breathing
Remember that answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help. 

Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest needs bystander CPR immediately

Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest needs bystander CPR immediately!
Click here for the full article from the AHA's journal Circulation

Why an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is necessary!