Education

We at Columbus Community Hospital are proud to offer a wide variety of programs for all ages. Topics range from babysitting, stress management, cardiac rehab to CPR and First Aid. It is our department's goal to provide our community members with quality programs.


For a current listing of dates and times, or to register, call the Education Department at 920-623-1276. We welcome feedback and suggestions. If you do not see a program offered and would like to suggest that we offer a particular program please contact Chris DeLapp, Education Manager at 920-623-1276 or via email at cdelapp@cch-inc.com

Register For a Class

The American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid class provides the skills to effectively assess and maintain life from the crucial minutes immediately following an emergency until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel. The course also provides  corporations with the complete health and safety training solution, First Aid, CPR and AED. The Heartsaver First Aid course has been developed using the same evidence-based process as all American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care courses.

Cost: $45, this includes your text book and certification card.

For more information on upcoming programs or to register contact: Chris DeLapp, Education Coordinator at 920-623-1276.

The American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers certification course teaches CPR skills for helping victims of all ages (including doing ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen); use of an automated external defibrillator (AED); and relief of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO). It's intended for Healthcare Providers who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings including in-hospital and out-of-hospital.

Cost: $45, this includes a textbook and certification card

For more information on upcoming programs or to register contact: Chris DeLapp, Education Coordinator at 920-623-1276.

The American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers recertification course teaches CPR skills for helping victims of all ages (including doing ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen); use of an automated external defibrillator (AED); and relief of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO). It's intended for current card holders of BLS for Healthcare Providers who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings including in-hospital and out-of-hospital.


Cost: $45, includes a textbook and certification card

For more information on upcoming programs or to register contact: Chris DeLapp, Education Coordinator at 920-623-1276.

Hands-Only CPR or CCR (Cardio-Cerebral Resuscitation) is a potentially lifesaving option to be used by people not trained in conventional CPR or those who are unsure of their ability to give the combination of chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth breathing it requires.

Bystanders who witness the sudden collapse of an adult should immediately call 9-1-1 and start what we call Hands-Only CPR. This involves providing high-quality chest compressions by pushing hard and fast in the middle of the victim’s chest, without stopping until emergency medical services (EMS) responders arrive or an AED arrives to shock the heart.

Cost: Free

For more information on upcoming programs or to register contact: Chris DeLapp, Education Coordinator at 920-623-1276.

The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR course is modular and teaches lay rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for an adult, child and infant victims. Students also learn to recognize the warning signs of heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children. This program is designed for first time students and renewal students.

Cost: $45, includes a textbook and certification card

For more information on upcoming programs or to register contact: Chris DeLapp, Education Coordinator at 920-623-1276.

Safe Sitter® Class Description:

Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR and choking rescue!

Columbus Community Hospital is Proud to be Safe Sitter training center and we are proud to offer this program twice a year. Our course is a two day course that runs from 9 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. both days.

  • Cost: $50, advance non-refundable payment or $100.00 the day of class. Advance registration is the prefered method of enrollment.
  • Upcoming Programs:  We Offer Safe Sitter Classes in April, June, July, August and December of each year. Please call 920-623-1276 for specific dates and times.
  • To Register Contact: Chris DeLapp, Education Manager at 920-623-1276


Safe Sitter® Course Content:

  • Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
  • Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
  • First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.
  • Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.


Safe Sitter® Program Options: 

  • Safe Sitter® Essentials, 5½-hour curriculum (formerly known as Safe Sitter® 1-day)
  • Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR, 6½-hour curriculum (formerly known as Safe Sitter® 1-day with CPR)
  • Safe Sitter® Expanded, 11-hour curriculum (formerly known as Safe Sitter® 2-day)


Safe Sitter® Program History: 

Safe Sitter® was founded in 1980 by Indianapolis pediatrician, Dr. Patricia A. Keener, after a nurse's 18-month-old choked to death while under the care of an adult sitter.  In reflecting on her colleague's loss, Dr. Keener recognized the vulnerability of young children when cared for by unprepared child care providers Dr. Keener taught the first Safe Sitter® class in an Indianapolis middle school.  Since that first class of 18 students, over 350,000 young people have completed the course. Safe Sitter® is currently taught in all 50 states and England.

Safe Sitter® is a high-quality program that gives young adolescents the skills to be safe, nurturing babysitters.  Parents/guardians are always impressed with the results.  Instructors have fun teaching Safe Sitter®.

Safe Sitter® has attracted the attention of the media over the years.  Dr. Keener has made numerous appearances on shows such as The Today Show, Good Morning America,  CBS This Morning, and the John Walsh Show.  Safe Sitter® articles are routinely featured in an array of periodicals including The New York Times, Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, and Sesame Street Magazine Parent's Guide, as well as various medical journals. Safe Sitter® has been recognized for excellence by the American Academy of Pediatrics.