In-home CPR classes for families living in the Greater Boston, North Shore, South Shore, Metro-West areas.
Classes taught are the American Heart Association’s Family and Friends curriculum and focus on infants and children.
Teresa decided to become a CPR instructor in 2007 after her daughter choked (twice!) before her first birthday. Going through those emotional, traumatic experiences motivated Teresa to become certified through the American Heart Association. Her goal is to help you develop the skills, confidence and knowledge so if you should ever be in a similar situation, you too, can save a child’s life.
Every parent wants to keep his child safe!
Would you know what to do if your baby or child was injured? Do you know how to prevent common childhood injuries? Would you be able to perform life-saving skills on a baby or child who was choking? Have you taken a CPR class in the last two years?
If you answered “no” to any of those questions, it’s time to take a CPR class! Please read below about how to schedule a class and the package options.
Teresa offers the American Heart Association’s Family and Friends CPR curriculum (Please note: this is not certification, but was specifically designed, as the name implies, for family and friends). The class includes a book for each couple. Teresa follows the principles of Adult Learning and teaches with a mixture of demonstration, lecture, answering your questions and plenty of hands-on practice!
- Infant CPR (birth to one-year- old) – 2 hours; includes CPR, choke-saving skills, Safe Sleep guidelines/ SIDS prevention strategies, baby-proofing tips.
- Child CPR (ages 1-8 years old)- 2 hours; includes CPR, choke-saving skills; child-proofing tips.
- Combo of Infant and Child CPR- 3 hours: There are differences between infant and child CPR and choke-saving skills. This class will allow you to learn and practice the skills for both age groups.
Additional Topics: Teresa also teaches basic first aid and other infant/child health and safety topics. She can customize classes to meet a family’s needs. Topics she can cover include:
- Basic first aid for infants and toddlers (injuries from falls, head wounds and concussions, epi-pens, breathing emergencies, broken bones, drowning, car seat safety)- this would be an additional hour to any of the above classes.
- Newborn care topics (swaddling, soothing techniques, bathing, safe bottle feeding, when to call a pediatrician, how to take a temperature)- this would be an additional hour to any of the above classes.
- Toddler care topics (picky eating, potty-training, positive discipline, toddler sleep tips)- this would be an additional hour to any of the above classes.
Pricing starts at the base rate of $400 for a 2-hour class. This fee provides education for up to 6 people. After that, it is an additional $35 per person. For a 3-hour class, the base rate of $550 provides education for up to 6 people. After that, it is an additional $50 per person. Teresa can teach up to 12 people per class.
Please complete the CPR form if you are interested in scheduling a CPR class. Once Teresa knows how many people you are expecting and which class you want, she will respond with a quote and her availability.
What families are saying...
“Our 9 month old daughter has been eating solids for a few months now, and everything else she can get her hands on goes straight to her mouth. Teresa recently came to our home to instruct me, my husband and our families on the principles of infant and child CPR. We feel very fortunate to have found her – she is a pro on the topic and we are all relieved to possess the necessary skills, should an accident ever occur. The way in which Teresa presents the information makes it simple to understand and retain. “ Serena and Geoff; Boston, MA
“My family and I recently took an in-home American Heart Association’s Family and Friends Infant CPR class taught by Teresa. The 2-hour class was very simple, easy to follow, and straightforward. Teresa was very knowledgeable in her training and we appreciated the way the class was presented. Teresa was patient with us asking questions, and made the class tangible with her experience. We would recommend any friend to take her class!” – Sarah; Scituate, MA
“My husband and I recently hosted an Infant CPR class lead by Teresa. She taught in a light -hearted manner, which was welcomed considering the weighty topic. Teresa respected everyone’s time in keeping the course moving along. The combination of instructional video, demonstration, group discussion and actual practice really allowed the volume of important information to sink in. We also received a booklet to reference, which I found very comforting to have on hand. I also appreciated Teresa emphasizing updated information and guidelines from the AHA for those of us who may have taken a CPR course previously. In short, the class exceeded expectations and highly recommending Teresa was the group’s consensus!” – Nicole; Hingham, MA
“ As a first time mom,Teresa has been an invaluable resource to me. She taught a CPR class in my home for three couples, covering infant and toddler CPR (first aid too!). Our babies were about to turn 1 so she wanted to make sure we would be ready for an emergency should it arise now or in the next few years. I pray I’m never in a situation that requires the use of the information she provided us with, but I am extremely confident that I am prepared and would know what to do. A couple weeks later my son started experiencing major sleep problems, waking 4 to 5 times a night. I knew Teresa was a sleep consultant so I reached out to her again. She sent me a short questionnaire and we scheduled a phone consult. Within 5 days of the consult my son was only waking twice a night; now he wakes just once to nurse at 4:30 am. I couldn’t be happier! “ ~ Megan; Pembroke, MA