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Let Safety Basics prepare you!

  • To perform CPR, First aid, and how to use an AED for your own knowledge or for job and volunteer requirements.​

  • To parent your baby, toddler, preschool or school age child​

  • To use and install your baby or child's car seat


  • To start Babysitting

Check out our online/virtual classes.

Individual or Group Classes

Basic Life Support Provider
Heartcode Basic Life Support-
For healthcare workers & students or the professional rescuer
Blended learning with virtual or in person practice & skills session

 Heartsaver CPR AED
Heartsaver First aid CPR AED
Heartsaver Pediatric First aid CPR AED
For the layrescuer needing a certification card

Blended learning option with virtual or in person practice & skills session

CPR for Family and Friends

Infant CPRSelf-Directed Video Option or Virtual class

Child CPR 

Adult CPR


Coranavirus update

Safety Basics is open for individual, group & business  training following St. Louis County pandemic guidelines.  We are offering in person and virtual classes.

For class scheduling due to the outbreak of the coronavirus , we are asking that if you become ill with fever, cough or other signs of a upper respiratory infection that you reschedule your in person class.  If you have been exposed to the coronavirus , please wait 5-14 days symptom free, following CDC guidelines or negative testing for those fully vaccinated  & boostered to schedule or attend a class.

For our certification level training, we do offer the option to purchase your own face mask kit.  Currently it is optional to practice mouth to mouth or mouth to mask breaths in class.   Since we are a healthcare training facility, we do ask that class participants continue to wear a face mask to class and during class.  We follow AHA cleaning and decontamination guidelines for our CPR equipment.

American Heart

Association's Frequently

Asked Questions

-19 and CPR training


Safety Basics LLC is aligned with Mercy Hospital St. Louis, MO American Heart Association Training Center

What's New

Feb is Heart Month:  Be the Beat

The challenge: Encourage at least one person in every household to learn the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR.


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of the death in the United States, and every year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur. About 90% of people who suffer cardiac arrests outside of the hospital die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.


“With 70% or nearly three out of four cardiac arrests happening at home, odds are the person who needs CPR will be a family member or friend.

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Learn hands only CPR

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Courtesy of American Heart Association

About Us

Debbie McCabe RN, BSN Educator started Safety Basics in 2009 in St. Louis, MO.  We are an American Heart Associaiton Community Training Site under Mercy Hospital St. Louis Training Center.  We offer American Heart Association coursea on-site at your group or business, medical/dental office, as a virtual course option, and in person classes at St. Raymond St. Elizabeth Parish Center in Crestwood. 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 feedback 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 or couples classes.

Register for a class and you'll find our personal service, attention to detail, and safety expertise can't be beat!


“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."

Infant CPR

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