A CPR Course That Can Save A Child's Life
It's something we rarely think about; however, when presented with the notion of a child choking or needing CPR, the question that comes up most often is...
Why don't I already know how to do this??
What Is CPR and When Should I Use It?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that can help save a person's
life if they stop breathing or their heart stops. When a person's heart stops beating, they are in
During cardiac arrest, the heart cannot pump blood to the rest of the body, including the brain
and lungs. Death can happen in minutes without treatment.
CPR uses chest compressions to mimic how the heart pumps. These compressions help keep
blood flowing throughout the body.
Currently, about 9 in 10 people who have a cardiac arrest outside the hospital don't make it, but
CPR can help improve these odds. If CPR is performed within the first few minutes of cardiac
arrest, it can double or even triple a person's chance of survival.
According to 2017 data, nearly 45 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survived when bystander CPR was administered.
The majority of Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests (OHCA) occurs in public settings (18.8 percent),
mostly homes/residences (69.5%) and nursing homes (11.7%). So, statically speaking, the need
to perform CPR on a child in need is the most likely scenario that you could find yourself in as a
With these statistics, we saw a need to offer this life-saving skill as a public service to parents and caregivers in a fun, affordable, and easy-to-learn class led by our Certified Red Cross Instructors in the Edmonton & Calgary areas. Simply click the button below for our workshops in your corresponding city!
Here's what our clients are saying about the course on Google!
This is a great short workshop that teaches you how to save your little one and older children/adults; both for choking and CPR. It was a great refresher and only took an hour of our time! It was nice to also be in a smaller group as well! Joelle was enjoyable to have as an instructor!! Highly recommend!!
~ Heather Chan
My wife and I took the course before the arrival of our little girl, it was perfectly laid out and efficient with plenty of practice time. I've taken several multi-day courses through work and feel that this course prepared me for infant/child First Aid as well as any. Paige is a friendly and knowledgeable instructor, we will definitely use Little Lungs First Aid for refresher training in the future.
~ Jarrett Hughes
Amazing class to help prepare yourself for an emergency situation with your little one! Quick and to the point but still with lots of time to practice and ask questions so you feel confident in your skills by the end! Highly recommend for any new parents or caregivers.
~ Lauren Schotts
This workshop was a great refresher for infant/child CPR and choking but would also be perfect if you had never completed first aid training. It gives you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help your little one if needed. I think all parents/caregivers should complete this training!
~ Kyle Green
We came across little lungs first aid through a flyer we received from a new baby welcome package. We are so glad we decided to take the course. We learned very important lifesaving skills and our instructor Sherrell made it so fun, was an awesome teacher, and now we have confidence in the case of an emergency.
~ Helen Nassar
Little Lungs was amazing!! We did the blended portion and it was awesome. The in-class was a great experience and our trainer Paige was first class. Super patient and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this company. Support local!!
~ Zach Rodda
This workshop was amazing, very informative and I liked that we had mannequins to practice on. Having a dialled-in approach and focussing on the specific category of infant and children CPR/choking was exactly what I was looking for and gave me confidence that I would know what to do in an emergency situation. I would highly highly recommend the workshop for any caregiver!
~ Lisa Gaston
When our little guy started eating solids we both felt like we should take some kind of CPR class but couldn't make time for a full day. Having Joelle come to us and teach us about choking / CPR for infants and children (and it only taking an hour) was so helpful and we both feel so much more confident and equipped when it comes to caring for our son.
~ Sancia & Mitchell Toth
Great recap of infant and child CPR. After the one hour session, I felt comfortable and confident that I could help in an emergency situation. Well worth it for anyone... not just parents!
~ Jenny De Guia
Amazing class; learned so much in a short period of time. Paige the instructor was awesome! Smaller classes make it easier to learn and ask questions! Highly recommend for new parents!
~ Najwa Fayad
You don’t need a special certification to perform CPR, but you do need education. If cardiac arrest happens to someone near you, don’t be afraid—just be prepared!
We're truly honoured and excited to teach these life-saving skills to parents and caregivers. As parents ourselves, we know how important and scary it is to be in a position to feel helpless when your little one is in danger, so this is a way for us to give you the necessary skills and comfort in knowing, there is something you CAN do to better yourself and your child's life, should the unthinkable happen.
We Can Help You With That!
The primary purpose of CPR is to restore the partial flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart. The objective is to delay tissue death and to extend the brief window of opportunity for a successful resuscitation without permanent brain damage.
The great news is, we've made it fun, affordable and easy to learn! If you're living in the Edmonton & Calgary area, we would love to teach you!
Register for our 1-hour interactive workshop to learn lifesaving skills, including the basics of Infant & Child CPR and what to do if your little one is choking. Baby-friendly! Stroller Parking available at BuyBuy Baby! Refreshments included.
Little Lungs First Aid is a locally owned and operated small business. Our mission is to create safer communities by empowering our course participants with science-based First Aid skills and knowledge.
Little Lungs First Aid was founded by long-term friends Rachel Casswell and Paige Maenhout, who were on a hunt for meaningful and flexible work as new mothers in 2017.
With limited options for mothers looking for a balance of a flexible schedule and impactful work, a demand for more accessible First Aid training, and Paige's mother's background as a Red Cross instructor, the two friends were lead to incorporate Little Lungs First Aid in 2017.
Since our launch, we’ve expanded our training facilities to North Edmonton, South Edmonton, West Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Okotoks, North Calgary, and South Calgary with a reach all over Alberta thanks to online and on-site training.
We're truly honoured and excited to teach these life-saving skills to parents and caregivers. As parents ourselves, we know how important and scary it is to be in a position to feel helpless when your little one is in danger, so this is a way for us to give you the necessary skills and comfort in knowing, there is something you CAN do to better yourself and your child's life, should the unthinkable happens.