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Nursing Services Trainings

American Heart Association

Instructor-led training classes and online courses.
Course completion E-cards are good for two years. Contact Alecia Highsmith ([email protected]) if you are interested in enrolling.
Heartsaver® First Aid, CPR, and AED Course     Cost: $110.00
This course provides first responders with training in basic first aid procedures—including the first aid skills recommended by OSHA—in a format that can be delivered in a single day. Content covers: a) first aid basics, b) medical emergencies, c) injury emergencies, d) environmental emergencies, e) instruction in choking for all ages, f) CPR, and g) use of an AED.
Heartsaver® CPR and AED Course     Cost: $80.00
The CPR and AED course is provided by American Heart Association instructors. Course completion is three (3) hours with hands-on training. Masks may be purchased after class for a minimal fee of $10. Class includes: a) instruction in choking for all ages, b) CPR, and c) use of an AED.
Basic Life Support Course     Cost: $75.00
This program is designed to provide a wide variety of certified or noncertified, licensed or non-licensed, healthcare professionals with the skills to keep people alive until they can be brought to a hospital or be treated with more advanced lifesaving measures. The course covers: a) adult and pediatric CPR, b) two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask, c) foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious), d) AED (includes child AED update), e) special resuscitation situations, f) other cardiopulmonary emergencies, g) stroke, and h) cardiac arrest.

Safe Sitter®  Essentials Babysitting Class

Instructors are nurses who have completed the Safe Sitter® Instructor Workshop.  Classes are for girls and boys aged 11-14. To register for upcoming classes, click here:    
Updated curriculum includes:
  • Safety Skills
  • Child Care Skills
  • First Aid and Rescue Skills (does not include CPR training)
  • Life and Business Skills 
Students will receive a Safe Sitter® handbook and course completion card.


ESC offers STOP THE BLEED Training.
What is STOP THE BLEED  Training?
Minutes count! Someone who is severely bleeding can bleed to death in as little as 5 minutes. That’s why bleeding control-keeping the blood inside the body-is the purpose of STOP THE BLEED training.

Hand Washing Awareness!

A healthy student is a better learner! And one of the biggest keys to good health is hand hygiene!
Expanding education to families and caretakers across society ensures that all children can obtain the
health benefits from proper handwashing, and society can obtain the productivity benefits of a healthier
population. This is a low-technology and accessible practice that can go hand-in-hand with other
programs to promote child well-being, such as nutritional support and parenting education (CDC, 2020).
Centers for Disease Control. 2020.

Germs are everywhere! They can get onto hands and items we touch during
daily activities and make us sick. Cleaning hands at key times with soap and
water or hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is one of the most
important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to
those around you.

The 4 Principles of Hand Awareness:
1. Wash your hands when they are dirty and before eating.
2. DO NOT cough into your hands.
3. DO NOT sneeze into your hands.
4. Above all, DO NOT put your fingers into your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Handwashing classes are offered all year!

Dental Health


Poor oral health can have a detrimental effect on children’s quality of life, their performance at school, and their success later in life. Cavities are preventable and ensuring that students have the preventive oral health services they need in school is important in helping them stay healthy and ready to learn. 

National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) began as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 3, 1941. Over the years, it has expanded to a month-long observance. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children to get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Children’s oral health is linked to self-esteem, learning, personal expression, and overall health.

Tips for healthy teeth and gums:

  • Brush twice a day and floss daily. Toothbrushes should be changed 3-4 times each year.

  • Mouth rinse or chew gum after meals. An antibacterial rinse can help prevent decay. Sugar-free gum can increase saliva and neutralize acid.

  • Block blows to teeth. Wear a mouth guard during sports and recreational activities.

  • Don’t smoke or use smokeless tobacco. Tobacco stains teeth and increases risk of gum disease and oral cancer. 

  • Eat smart. A well-balanced diet of whole foods -- including grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables, and dairy products -- will provide all the nutrients you need.

  • Avoid sugary foods. Bacteria break down sugar into acid that can damage the enamel on your teeth.

Make an appointment. It is recommended to see your dentist every 6 months.

Dental class are offered all year! 

Please contact Alecia Highsmith with any interest in the above courses [email protected]

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