YMCA OF CENTRAL TEXAS
DORIS MILLER FAMILY YMCA254 752 1605
WACO FAMILY YMCA 254 776 6612
EDNA LEARNING CENTER254 753 0197
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Earn your certification in safety training that can save lives. Once a month, the YMCA of Central Texas offers these American Heart Association Heartsaver® courses: CPR AED, First Aid, and CPR AED First Aid. Enroll today for a course that will arm with the skills and confidence when you face an emergency.

Designed to meet OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements, Heartsaver® Courses are for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs CPR AED and First Aid certification for job, regulatory or other requirements. Certification is valid for two years.

Scroll down to register now for an upcoming class. Further down you'll find more details about topics covered in each class and much more.
We also offer BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Providers, which is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. Certification is valid for two years. To take a BLS for Healthcare Providers course, contact Waco Family YMCA Aquatics Director Evan Bates by calling him at 254 776 6612 ext 211 or e-mailing him at evan.bates@ymcactx.org.

Understand how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a cardiac event in adults, children and infants while learning to administer cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use automatic external defibrillation (AED) until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Throughout training you also will learn:
    • When to call 9-1-1
    • Recognition and care of conscious and unconscious infants, children and adults who are choking
    • Identification of a cardiac emergency
    • Proper use of a barrier mask
    • CPR compressions and breaths for infants, children and adults
    • AED administration for children and adults

Learn the basics of first aid so that you can administer immediate care in the event of illness or injury until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Throughout training you will learn:
• When to call 9-1-1
• How to secure the scene of an injury or illness so that it safe for you to render aid
• Proper use of universal precautions, such as a barrier mask, gloves and safety glasses
• Safe disposal of materials contaminated by body fluids, such as blood

In addition, you will learn to provide proper care in the following situations:
• Breathing problems and/or allergic reactions
• Stroke, heart attack, seizure and shock
• Bleeding and severe wounds
• Broken bones, sprains and strains
• Burns and electrical injuries
• Cold-temperature injuries

Earn CPR AED and First Aid certification through one course.

CPR AED certification helps you understand how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a cardiac event in adults, children and infants while learning to administer cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use automatic external defibrillation (AED) until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Throughout training you also will learn:
    • When to call 9-1-1
    • Recognition and care of conscious and unconscious infants, children and adults who are choking
    • Identification of a cardiac emergency
    • Proper use of a barrier mask
    • CPR compressions and breaths for infants, children and adults
    • AED administration for children and adults

First aid certification teaches you to administer immediate care in the event of illness or injury until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Throughout training you will learn:
    • When to call 9-1-1
    • How to secure the scene of an injury or illness so that it safe for you to render aid
    • Proper use of universal precautions, such as a barrier mask, gloves and safety glasses
    • Safe disposal of materials contaminated by body fluids, such as blood

In addition, you will learn to provide proper care in the following situations:
    • Breathing problems and/or allergic reactions
    • Stroke, heart attack, seizure and shock
    • Bleeding and severe wounds
    • Broken bones, sprains and strains
    • Burns and electrical injuries
    • Cold-temperature injuries