This hands-on skills training prepares you to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants. This course also teaches you how to safely use an AED to provide care for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

Participants in this course also learn to recognize and respond to emergencies including heat and cold related emergencies, sudden illnesses, cuts, scrapes, muscle, bone, and joint injuries. Each class is limited to ten participants. Early registration is recommended since courses with low registration may end up being cancelled.

*To find out the course dates and times contact Chad Sierman at (573) 651-2290 or csierman@semo.edu

Session 1

Date: 5-9pm, February 3
Fee: $45 Students/$80 Non-Students

Session 2

Date: 12-4pm, March 20
Fee: $45 Students/$80 Non-Students

Session 3

Date: 5-9pm, April 14
Fee: $45 Students/$80 Non-Students

The purpose of this course is to teach those with a duty to act (professional rescuers and health care providers) the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victium experiencing cardiac arrest. This course goes more in-depth into breathing and cardiac emergencies than the Lay Responder course, which is why there are more skills to learn. This course is a higher level certification compared to the Lay Responder certification.

*To find out the course dates and times contact Chad Sierman at (573) 651-2290 or csierman@semo.edu

Session 1:
Instructor: TBD
Dates: TBD
Time(s): 4 pm
Fee: $99 Students/$110 Non-Students

Session 2:
Instructor: TBD
Dates: TBD
Time(s): 5-9pm
Fee: $99 Students/$110 Non-Students

Session 3:
Instructor: TBD
Dates: TBD
Time(s): 5-9pm
Fee: $99 Students/$110 Non-Students

Session 4:
Instructor: TBD
Dates: TBD
Time(s): 8am
Fee: $99 Students/$110 Non-Students

This course uses American Red Cross instruction to train instructor candidates to teach the following American Red Cross courses.

  • Lifeguarding
  • Waterfront Lifeguarding
  • Waterpark Lifeguarding
  • Shallow Water Attendant
  • CPR/AEDfor Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers
  • First Aid
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission

This course prepares instructor candidates to use course and presentation materials, conduct training sessions and evaluates the progress of candidates in a professional-level course. This is a 26 hour course.

Course Prerequisites

  • Be at least 17 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course.
  • Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate or equivalent from another organization.
  • Successfully complete the Online Session for the Lifeguarding Instructor course.
  • Successfully complete the Precourse session.
  • Obtain course materials before starting the first classroom session of the instructor course.

Session 1:
Instructor: Chad Sierman
Dates:
Friday, March 4 from 4-9pm
Saturday, March 5 from 8am-7pm
Sunday, March 6 from 8am-7pm
Fee: $200 Students/$250 Non-Students

This course uses American Red Cross instruction in basic lifeguarding skills. The purpose of this course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) take over. Skills of water rescue will also be taught emphasizing pool lifeguarding only. Lifeguarding courses are conducted by American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructors. This is a 26 hour course.

Course Prerequisites

  • Be at least 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs, with hands placed under the armpits. The head must stay above the surface of the water.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards (the face may be in or out of the water), surface dive, feet-first or head first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface of the water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps. This is a timed event and must be completed within 1 minute and 40 seconds. Goggles are not allowed for this event.

*Participants will need to contact the Student Aquatic Center (573-651-2290) to set-up a time to come in and complete the course Prerequisites prior to the beginning of class.

Session 1:
Instructor:
Paul Kettenbach
Dates:
Friday, Friday, March 4 from 4-9pm
Saturday, Saturday, March 5 from 8am-7pm
Sunday, Sunday, March 6 from 8am-7pm
Fee:
$175 Students/$200 Non-Students

Session 2:
Instructor:
Paul Kettenbach
Dates:
Friday, Friday, April 22 from 4-9pm
Saturday, Saturday, April 23 from 8am-7pm
Sunday, Sunday, April 24 from 8am-7pm
Fee:
$175 Students/$200 Non-Students

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