Family and Friends CPR is open to everyone, both LWC and non-LWC clients. Please feel free to spread the word!
Family and Friends CPR is a non-certification course intended for people who do not need a certification card for employment. This course covers infant/child CPR, AED use, and choking relief. Class size is kept small so that individuals can practice their skills in a more comfortable and casual setting. We will run through scenarios that are relatable to everyday situations that parents and caregivers experience.
This course is perfect for parents, caregivers, grandparents, babysitters, or anyone who wants to know how to respond in the event of an emergency.
“Having delivered twice at The Birth Center at LWC, I couldn’t be happier with my experiences. I felt so cared for and safe there. Welcoming, comforting, trustworthy—the combination of the homey feel I wanted with professional, experienced midwives and nurses let me relax, knowing I was in good hands. The midwives, always there when we needed them, also seemed to know just when to give us space. When pushing became difficult during my second birth, the midwife quickly assessed the situation and helped me get things back on track. I can’t imagine birthing anywhere else.”
Family and Friends CPR will be taught by Lee Ann Shore, RN, BSN. Lee Ann received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Carlow College in Pittsburgh, PA in 1997. She practiced as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country, beginning her career on the general medical floor, but quickly finding her calling in the Emergency Department. To broaden her experience, she also rotated through the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, cardiology and transplant floors. In addition, she worked at Transitional Infant Care (now The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh), a separate hospital in Pittsburgh specializing in premature and chronically ill infants transitioning from life in the NICU to life at home with their parents. When her own children were born, she chose to be a stay-at-home mom, but couldn’t stay away from healthcare for too long. She became a credentialed CPR instructor, and starting BabySenseRN.