CPR/AED Training

CPR/AED Training teaches participants the proper responses to cardiac ​and breathing emergencies in children and adults. Participants practice cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrilator (AED) on special medical dummies. This training is often done in conjunction with basic first aid training and is good for two years.

AEDs are now available for use in all public buildings on campus and in the Wright Center. The department also owns a portable AED for extended field use.

​​​​ All FNR staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and employees are highly encouraged to have CPR and AED training, especially those working at "remote" sites or working solely in laboratory settings. However, CPR and AED training (along with associated Basic First Aid training) is required by FNR policy for:

  • All faculty, staff, and teaching assistants working in "remote" sites as part of teaching duties
  • Groups of individuals working in close proximity (i.e., within earshot) on a remote site (​at least two per group)
​According to Purdue Radiological and Environmental Management​ (REM), a "remote" site is defined as any location where emergency personnel response is greater than 15 minutes. For individuals working on a "remote" site, the department will pay for this training.

​​​On Campus Training:
  • FNR Sponsored​ - FNR will sponsor and organize 1-2 sessions of training per semester for new graduate students, staff, and faculty. These are generally limited to those with teaching responsibilities but may be opened to others if enrollment does not fill the class. If this is the case, the cost is $45 per person to enroll.
  • Division of Recreational Sports - CPR/AED classes are offered frequently during the year. Cost is $50-65 per person. There are currently three CPR / First Aid training events scheduled for the spring on March 26th, April 1st, and April 15th. The department will pay for training for all TAs and instructors of field-based lab courses, and the cost for others is $60. Sign up for a training session using the Doodle poll​, and contact Brian Beheler if you have further questions.​
Off Campus Training: 
  • Kathryn Weil Center for Education - Classes occur approximately once per month. Cost is $50 per person.
  • American Red Cross​ - Offers many class options, often in combination with Basic First Aid. Multiple classes are available per month and some are online. Cost varies and training may occur in nearby communities. 
​​Once you have completed CPR and AED training, please provide documentation of your training to Dr. Mike Saunders or Marlene Mann​. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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