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About Coastal CPR & First Aid, LLC

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Need a CPR or First Aid course or certification for work, childcare or taking care of a new or older family member? I provide hands-on, practical CPR and First Aid courses at your home or business for new parents, businesses, volunteer organizations and healthcare providers. I offer both American Heart Association and American Safety and Health Institute programs.

In addition to a regular schedule of community classes is also offered monthly in the Seacoast area, I offer provide workplace an on-site programs. I provide a comfortable learning environment where you learn hands-on skills that can make a difference to someone who is ill or injured.

Courses I offer include: BLS for Healthcare Providers, CPR AED, First Aid, Skills Sessions, Child & Babysitter Safety and Wilderness First Aid.


Portsmouth, NH 03801

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  • 5/5 stars CPR Training Verified Review

    Gail provided us with the class information quickly and sent very specific and comprehensive instructions, directions and FAQ's about what we should expect from the training. As an instructor, she was easy to follow and I left the class confident and having no questions.

  • 5/5 stars CPR Training Verified Review

    I took the CPR/AED class and also the First Aid class with Gail on two separate nights. Gail is friendly, down to earth and very knowledgeable about her field. I enjoyed her classes, her sense of humor and always felt comfortable asking questions. She also stayed in touch with me(email and by phone) to keep me up to date on her classes and help me to schedule a class with her. She has a wide range of knowledge about children, safety, and health care. I would recommend her to anyone!!

  • 5/5 stars CPR Training Verified Review

    Gail was always accessible via electronic/virvual means...and, when I ultimately could not physically attend her class...she refunded my class cost in a timely fashion.

  • 5/5 stars First Aid Training Verified Review

    My son and I took the First Aid and CPR/AED at the Dover Point Rd office shared with a dance class. Both courses were three hours each. We enjoyed the interactive learning between instructor and students. The pace was kept engaging and informative where we could ask questions at any time. Real life examples were shared. Perhaps to avoid embarrassment a dummy could be used to point out parts of the body? She is a great teacher with lots of experience. Would definitely like to take a course from her again.

  • 5/5 stars CPR Training Verified Review

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Provide CPR and First Aid instruction.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. When looking for a class look for an instructor who promises to do the entire class. There are those out there who offer an inexpensive quick class - but make sure you're actually learning the skills. Otherwise you're just paying someone to entertain you for an hour and you've essential bought - not earned - the certification. Can you apply the skills you learned in an emergency later?

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. I've always wanted to know why we do things they way we are taught. Because of this I'm always researching answers to questions asked in class.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I provide hands-on practical courses. No one leaves the class not knowing how to perform the skills. The emphasis is on learning the practical skills needed to help someone who is sick or injured.

I take the time to make sure each participant learns the skills.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. From time to time I hear back from participants in my classes who have successfully used the skills that I have taught them. Whether it is a minor injury or they successful helped someone who was choking or performed CPR. These success stories let me know I am offering a valuable service in teaching CPR and First aid.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. I get asked all sorts of question during my classes ... and that's a good thing! Good questions lead to good class discussions.

Most common questions and answers:
No, you cannot hurt someone while doing chest compressions.
Please don't put any creams, ointments, salves or treatments on a burn. Rinse it with cool or cold (but not ice cold) water for up to 10 minutes. Putting any sort of goop on a fresh burn will only hold the heat in and make the burn worse.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I'm a former FF/EMT-I and State of NH EMS Practical Exam Evaluator. I'm now a mom of 4 running a small business teaching others how they can help during the first few minutes of an emergency. Each one of us has the ability to make a difference and save a life.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. How did Coastal CPR and First Aid happen? It began as a small idea to earn a part-time income after leaving work full-time to take care of my growing family. I had a previous part-time career as a call Firefighter/EMT-Intermediate and had been a NH State EMS Practical Exam Evaluator. I am currently a mom of 4, a CPR and First Aid Instructor for over 10 years and an ASHI Training Center. I volunteer with my children and in my community and I enjoy teaching as a way to continue to give back to my community by teaching the skills needed to make a difference.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I attend Training Center Forums, webinars and am a member of several instructor forums to keep on top of research and techniques in CPR and First Aid.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. The American Heart Association, ILCOR, and other organizations are constantly studying and reviewing how we perform and teach CPR. The new guidelines for CPR, AED and First Aid were released in October 2010. All new training materials are now available.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. For private or business classes that are held on location I charge a flat rate to provide a course that includes the first 4 participants. There is acharge for each additional participant after the first 4 up to a max of 12. Course charge includes books and supplies.

For open enrollment classes the cost per person is based on supplies need, length of the course and the rental fees to use the location.

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