The CPR for Family and Friends Course targets all lay rescuers, such as school children, family members of
patients at risk for sudden cardiac death, and other laypersons who want to learn rescue skills for loved ones.
The course teaches rescuers skills in CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). It presents
information about the AHA adult Chain of Survival and signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, and choking
in adults. The text includes information about healthy heart living and actions to reduce risk of cardiovascular
disease in adults. The course also presents information about the AHA pediatric infant and child Chain of Survival,
signs of choking in infants and children, prevention of sudden infant death syndrome, and prevention of the most
common fatal injuries in infants and children.
4 Hours of instruction - 2 year renewal. A participation card is awarded only. Written and practical exams are