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
Check out our new virtual and self-directed learning classes.
Blended learning with virtual or in person pratice & skills session
Blended learning option with virtual practice & skills session
Infant CPR: Self-Directed Video Option & Virtual class
Safety Basics is open for small group classroom training following St. Louis County pandemic guidelines. American Heart Association is granting a 120 day extension from cards expiring March 31st, 2020-June 30th, 2020 & can be extended for cards expiring in July & Aug. to healthcare providers that hold a Basic Life Support Provider and Heartsaver card holders to renew. You must also check with your employer or licensing body to see if they are allowing this exception as well. We are offering the blended learning version of Heartsaver CPR AED, Heartsaver First aid CPR AED, & Heartcode Basic Life Support with a hands on practice and skills session in a small group classroom setting or as a virtual check off with curbside pick up of a loaner manikin for a partially refundable deposit. fee. Visit the Basic Life Support and Heartsaver page for more info.
We are offering virtual or phone car seat safety checks, self-directed/virtual parenting classes and a new self directed video learning Infant CPR class or Instructor led Zoom meeting class. Please visit pages for these services for more info.
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 class. If you have been exposed to the coronavirus , please wait 14 days symptom free to schedule or attend 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 will have their own manikin to practice skills with and we are offering the option to purchase your own mask kit. We will be running smaller classes to allow for social distancing during training and our asking that all class participants wear a face mask to class. Please call our office with any questions. 314-504-7926
-19 and CPR training
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!
If a family member of friend suddenly collapses, you can call "9-1-1" and perform Hands only CPR to help save their life. Or if out in public during the COVID-19 Pandemic all you have to do is compressions and no mouth to mouth breaths.
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."