First Aid & CPR Courses

Sister Catherine Rodwell

Our CPR and First Aid Instructors are highly trained and qualified ICU & trauma sisters with many years of experience in emergency situations.

Survival CPR and First Aid Courses

Survival CPR was established in 2001 by Sr Catherine Rodwell who offered CPR and First Aid courses on a “part time” basis. She has since grown the business significantly when Catherine identified a need to provide the “man in the street” with emergency training. 

They are passionate about teaching parents and care givers what to do in a medical emergency involving their loved ones.  They are focused on empowering them with the skills of saving a life and believe that everybody should be taught these skills and it’s our privilege to teach them!

Our trainers are highly qualified, highly experienced medical professionals who are out there saving lives every day. Survival CPR’s courses are for parents-to-be, parents of new babies and small children and actually anyone should do this course. Learning basic life support techniques is a simple yet essential skill that everyone should have in order to deal with any emergency situation. So few people actually know how to save a life and yet it really is SO EASY!

What would you do in an emergency situation?

Our accredited basic life support training courses are presented by First aid training instructors who are qualified medical professionals with a range of backgrounds. Each course is structured for busy people who do not have the time to spend days in the classroom, thereby saving you time and money. We cover everything from emergency access to home safety; SIDS; CPR; baby medications and high temperatures; febrile convulsions; dehydration; choking; allergic reactions; poisons; burns; stings; bites; bleeds; fractures; head injuries etc. We are all ICU sisters who run the courses and have and are presently working in neonatal ICU’s and cardiothoracics. Our experience with babies and children is extensive.

Course Details

  • Cost: R650
  • Venue: Genesis Maternity Clinic, 5 Northwold Dr, Cnr Jan Smuts Avenue Saxonwold, Johannesburg.

Course Dates

time: 08:30 to 14:30

  • 14 December 2019
  • 25 January 2020
  • 22 February 2020
  • 28 March 2020
  • 25 April 2020
  • 23 May 2020
  • 20 June 2020
  • 25 July 2020
  • 22 August 2020
  • 19 September 2020
  • 17 October 2020
  • 14 November 2020
  • 12 December 2020

Book Now: 082 896 1820


SR Catherine Rodwell says, “After years of advanced training and education, I specialised in the trauma unit at the Jhb General for four years and spent much time in this very academic level 1 trauma unit. It was a very high pressured unit as you can imagine and a day in this unit was spent saving lives 12 hours a day or night. After this, I went to Sunninghill hospital trauma unit and simultaneously did medical evacuations in Africa with Europ Assist and then Netair. This work brought about my passion to teach people how to save lives at home.  It’s often too late by the time the paramedics get to you or by the time you get to Hospital if you do not know how to do basic CPR. That is why we are passionate about teaching!”


Courses are endorsed and certified by Resus council of SA and American Heart Association.

Discovery members will earn 2500 Vitality points for completing courses.
All emergency training courses are conducted by highly trained medical professionals.
We offer emergency First Aid & CPR training to parents and domestic workers and carers.

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