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


  • To start Babysitting

Check out our online/virtual classes.

Individual or Group Classes

Basic Life Support Provider

Heartcode Basic Life Support-

Blended learning with virtual or in person practice & skills session

 Heartsaver CPR AED

Heartsaver First aid CPR AED

Heartsaver Pediatric First aid CPR AED

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 group & business  training or individual blended learning training following St. Louis County pandemic guidelines.  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 as a individual or small group at your group or business location or as a virtual check off with curbside pick up or shipping of a loaner manikin for a partially refundable deposit. fee.  Beginning in March 2021, we will be offering small group in person training.   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.  Beginning in March 2021 will be offering a limited number of in person car seat safety checks. 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 in person class.  If you have been exposed to the coronavirus , please wait 14 days symptom free to schedule or attend a class unless you have been fully vaccinated


We follow American Heart Association cleaning guidelines for decontamination of our CPR manikins and equipment using bleach wipes, soap & water and a bleach solution. Practicing of mouth to mouth breaths or with a mask is optional. 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.  314-403-2311

American Heart

Association's Frequently

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About us

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 in St. Louis. MO.   We are an American Heart Association Community Training Site under Mercy Hospital St. Louis Training Center.  We offer American Heart Association courses on-site at your group, business, or medical/dental office , as a virtual course option and small group in person training resumes March 2021.. 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!


What's New

Happy Nurse's Week

A shout out of gratitude to all nurses!

May 6-May 12

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Faster, flexible with the quality you trust the new Heartsaver courses will be rolling out in March 2021.  Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job or volunteer requirements.  These classes can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for a emergency in any setting.

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.

Your hands can save a life!
Learn hands only CPR.


“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