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CPR and AED training in Minnesota and western Wisconsin | Allina Health
Classes for businesses, communities and organizations
For more about CPR and AED training, call 651-241-4470 or email HeartSafe@Allina.com.
As part of Allina Health, Heart Safe Communities offers many options for CPR and AED training.
This bystander CPR class covers adult and child or infant CPR and how to use an AED in a convenient one hour class. Class is $15 per participant, but when possible we will try to link you to a community partner that often teaches class for free. For more information or to schedule a class please call 651-241-4470
This do-it-yourself, at-home CPR training kit comes with manikin, 30 minute DVD that will walk you through the steps of CPR and AED use allowing you to practice at your own pace.
Kit can be used over and over by additional family members and friends so everyone learns how to perform CPR, clear airway obstructions when someone is choking, and use an AED.
Kits come in Adult/child or infant and can be ordered here or by calling 651-241-4470.
Organizations or businesses can offer extensive training in CPR and AED use to employees or volunteers.
This American Heart Association certification course covers adult, child and infant CPR; AED use; and how to clear an airway when someone is choking.
Each participant works with their own manikin and receives a HeartSaver course completion card. Other course details:
Bystander Train the Trainer sessions teach you how to teach your own bystander CPR classes. The training will cover sudden cardiac arrest information, course outlines, tips of teaching Bystander CPR, how to teach AED use, class variations, and training resources available to you Each participant will receive training materials including a peer instructor guide book and DVD. Class is approximately 1.5 hour in length and free of charge. Train the trainer sessions can be scheduled at your location by calling 651-241-4470.
All class options are accepted and approved under the Minnesota Good Samaritan Law (Minnesota State Statute 604A.01, subdivision 2).
Community/School CPR training curriculum
The 2014-2015 school year marks the first year the CPR in schools law (120B.236) goes into effect. This law requires that all Minnesota students between 7th and 12th grade receive CPR and AED training at least once before they graduate. Training can occur in as little as 30 minutes with compression-only CPR or include a full certification class. Compression-only CPR can be taught by anyone including local firefighters, police officers or Heart Safe Community group volunteers.
Allina Health Heart Safe is committed to assist schools with fulfilling this law by:
No Fear CPR: Take Action, Save Lives
This fast-paced, 20-minute program explains what sudden cardiac arrest is and how spending just a few minutes learning CPR and how to use an AED can make anyone into a life-saver.
Watch this video with captions at mnvideovault.org.
"No Fear CPR: Take Action, Save Lives" originally aired on Twin Cities Public Television. TPT produced the program with support from Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, Heart Safe Communities and the Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation.
In the news
The life of this party is a CPR dummy named Annie
"Save-a-life" parties are introducing more people to emergency-response techniques in a more relaxed environment.
The Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department has been a model for the parties, a concept developed through Allina Health Heart Safe Communities. Read the full story on startribune.com...
For more about CPR training parties, call 651-228-8470 or email
Each year, an estimated 350,000 Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest. This killer can strike anyone, at any age, without warning.
Hosting a 'save-a-life' party is a great way to educate friends and family about surviving sudden cardiac arrest through CPR training and AED use.
How to host a CPR training party
Just follow these steps:
Learning hands-only CPR
It used to be it took hours to learn CPR. Now, the American Heart Association is promoting hands-only CPR. It is so simple that Charles Lick, MD, Heart Safe Communities founder and medical director for Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, can teach it in less than three minutes. That's what he did for KSTP news anchors Bill Lunn and Megan Newquist.
For more about hands-only CPR, go to handsonlycpr.org.