Let Safety Basics prepare you!
To perform CPR, First aid, and how to use an AED for your own knowledge or for job or volunteer requirements.
To parent your baby, toddler, preschool or school age child
To use and install your baby or child's car seat
Basic Life Support Provider Heartsaver CPR AED
Heartsaver First aid CPR AED
Heartsaver Pediatric First aid CPR AED
CPR for Family and Friends
Safety Basics has made the decision to cancel all group CPR classes from Mon. March 16th until Thurs. April 30th, 2020 for the safety of our clients and our staff and following the St. Louis County stay at home order. American Heart Association is granting a 60 day extension to healthcare providers that hold a Basic Life Support Provider card to renew. You must also check with your employer to see if they are allowing this exception as well. If your employer still requires you to have Basic Life Support or Heartsaver training between 3/16/2020-4/30/2020 we can offer you the blended learning version of these courses, with a hands on practice and skills session using a 1:1 student to manikin ratio or a virtual check off with pick up of a loaner manikin for a refundable deposit. Please call our office at 314-504-7926.
We are offering virtual car seat safety checks, self-directed/virtual parenting classes and a new self directed video learning Infant CPR class. Please visit pages for these services for more info.
For future class scheduling due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and the flu, we are asking that if you become ill with fever, cough or other signs of a upper respiratory infection that you reschedule your class. If you have traveled out of the country to areas affected by the coronavirus or have been exposed, please wait 14 days to schedule a class.
We follow American Heart Association cleaning guidelines for decontamination of our CPR manikins and equipment using bleach wipes, soap & water and a bleach solution. For certification level classes, each student is given their own one way disposable valve and mask to practice CPR breaths. Currently we have plenty of hand sanitizer to use after practicing CPR skills. Please call our office with any questions.
American Heart Association's Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19 and CPR training
AHA's card extension recommendation due to COVID-19
Safety is our passion! Our goal is to save lives and reduce the risk of injuries.
Debbie McCabe, RN, Educator started Safety Basics in 2009. We are an American Heart Association Community Training Site under Mercy Hospital St. Louis Training Center. We offer American Heart Association courses at our office and on-site for groups and businesses. Our Instructors are certified American Heart Association Instructors with healthcare or teaching backgrounds and share their expertise. Our teaching is customized with scenarios tailored to you or your group and includes hands on practice with feed back CPR manikins for maximum retention of skills. The programs are designed for individuals, parents, teens, families, groups and businesses in the St Louis metro area
Debbie is a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician/Instructor in the St. Louis area and provides child safety seat checks for parents by appointment and teaches the National Child Passenger Safety curriculum.
Debbie has raised three children and knows the joys and challenges parents face. She has been teaching parent classes for 25 years and is a trained Active Parent Educator. She offers individual parent or couples classes.
Register for a class and you'll find our personal service, attention to detail and safety expertise can't be beat!
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Good Hand washing helps prevent the transmission of germs. Rub your hands with soap and water, front and back, & under nails for 20 seconds. Rinse with water, If possible use a paper towel to turn off non-automatic faucets. Dry hands thoroughly.
“Thank you for the first aid & cpr class today. It is probably the most comprehensive training I have received in the subject"
"Instructors were knowledgeable, lively, dynamic, encouraging and kept us involved."
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
"I have been taking CPR classes for 20 years. This was more thorough. Appreciate the time from the Instructors to make sure skills were performed correctly."
Major strength of Basic Life Support class was feedback lights on CPR manikins that showed if we were going too fast.
Basic Life Support class
"I found the class EXTREMELY helpful and we now both feel confident that in the event of an emergency we can be ready. It is comforting feeling this way. We enjoyed the class and you did an amazing job teaching."
"Many scenarios to help with real life situations."