What's New



Lighthouse First Aid Training has been offering monthly Adult CPR/AED classes open to all individuals at Mukilteo’s Rosehill Community Center. However, due to current COVID restrictions, Rosehill Community Center has been closed.  If/when we are again able to hold these courses, we will update this page.



In 2020, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation issued new guidelines. So what were the changes?  Just a couple of minor clarifications for layperson CPR.  Assessment of breathing and responsiveness are done simultaneously.  For opiod overdose, CPR should be started before adminitering naloxone.  For infants, the two-thumbs encircling hands technique is preferred;  the old two fingers is an alternative.  



We offer both traditional classroom instruction and blended online courses.  Our blended courses combine an interactive online component, which takes the place of classroom instruction, and an on-site, in person skills examination by our instructor.  This allows our customers to complete the classroom portion of the course online on their own schedule.  Once they complete it, they can schedule the brief “hands on” portion to complete the course.



Lighthouse First Aid Training is an Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) Education Center. ECSI is affiliated with two of the most renowned medical organizations in the world – the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. This change means we can now offer the same high quality first aid and CPR/AED training at even more affordable prices.



What Is Hands-Only CPR?


Hands-only CPR (also called “continuous chest compression CPR”) is a potentially lifesaving technique involving no mouth-to-mouth contact.  It is best used in emergencies where someone has seen another person suddenly collapse.  The hands-only technique increases the likelihood of surviving cardiac emergencies that occur outside medical settings.


How is Full CPR Different from Hands-Only CPR?


Full CPR combines rescue breaths with chest compressions and is the best option in some emergencies, including those involving infants and children, drowning victims, or people who collapse due to breathing problems.


Which Should I Do?


ECSI recommends always performing full CPR whenever use of CPR is appropriate.  However, if a lay rescuer observes an adult collapse for no apparent reason, that adult is nonresponsive and not breathing, and the rescuer is unable or unwilling to perform full CPR, he/she should perform continuous chest compression (hands-only) CPR.