The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Features
• Applies AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which  improves learning and retention

• Classroom format works well for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback while learning skills

• Each student receives high-quality course materials for ongoing reference

Purchase Options

AHA Training Centers

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AHA Approved Distributors

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Channing Bete Company

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Course Content

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches:
• Adult Hands-Only CPR
• Adult AED use
• Child CPR
• Infant CPR
• Adult, child and infant relief of choking

Additional Information

Instructor/Facilitator Materials

Family & Friends CPR DVD with FREE Facilitator Guide (90-1033)

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Student Materials

Family & Friends CPR Student Manual (90-1007; packages of five)

Spanish Family & Friends CPR Student Manual (90-2315)

Family & Friends CPR is a classroom-based course that can be taught by an AHA Instructor or led by a facilitator (a community member, family member or friend) who wishes to pass on lifesaving CPR skills to others. This course is video-led and includes skills practice throughout.

Course topics can be presented together or taught separately as stand-alone modules. Following are approximate times for each module:

• Adult CPR/AED/Choking: about 25 minutes
• Child CPR/AED/Choking: about 35 minutes
• Infant CPR/Choking: about 30 minutes

This course does not provide a course completion card; however, students receive a tear-out participation card in their student manual.

2011 Family & Friends CPR Classroom Course (PDF) 

Q: Does the AHA determine the cost for all training courses and the accompanying course materials?
 
A: Costs for courses and materials are determined by Training Centers or Instructors and may vary. The AHA does not regulate price; however, provides its authorized distributors suggested retail pricing on course materials.

Japanese
Updated with the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

Student
90-2120JP     Japanese Family & Friends CPR Student Manual

Facilitator
90-2118JP     Japanese Family & Friends CPR DVD with Facilitator Guide


Portuguese
Updated with the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

Student
90-2218BR     Portuguese Family & Friends CPR Student Manual

Facilitator
90-2216BR     Portuguese Family & Friends CPR DVD with Facilitator Guide 


Spanish
Updated with the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

Student
90-2315US     Spanish Family & Friends CPR Student Manual

Facilitator
90-2317US     Spanish Family & Friends CPR DVD with Facilitator Guide


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