Safety Basics LLC
Our Teaching Team
 
Children's Classes Instructors

Angela Key, Nurse Educator

RN, BSN

Instructor for: Babysitting, Home alone and First aid classes for kids.

Recently graduated from the nursing program at UMSL.

Works in an pediatric eye practice.  Mom & new grandma.

 

CPR Instructors

Sara Defoe, RN, BSN

AHA BLS Instructor

Instructor for:  CPR classes

Background in mother baby nursing.  Works as a home health mother baby nurse and educator at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.  Mom of 3.

Elizabeth Harman RN, BSN

AHA BLS Instructor

Instructor for: CPR classes

Background working in adult ICU, surgery and recovery.

Mom of three.

 


Suzanne Kehder RN, BSN, EMT

AHA BLS Instructor

Instructor for:  CPR classes

Background working as an EMT, intensive care nursing, and urgent care.  Currently staff nurse at local university student health center.

Recently completed her BSN and working on a master's degree.  Mom of three.

Child Passenger Safety Technicians

Steve Tuley, Firefighter, Paramedic, CPST-I

Instructor for:  Child Passenger Safety Seat Checks

Works as a Firefighter in the Florissant Valley Fire District and experienced paramedic.

Safe Kids St. Louis volunteer and helps teach the National Child Passenger Safety Technician course.

Dad of 2.

Our goal is to provide quality child passenger safety education, CPR, AED, and First Aid training, children's safety classes and parenting education in the St. Louis metro area. Our teaching staff are experienced healthcare workers or teachers and have been involved in education for a number of years. Our instructors maintain their credentials and certifications to offer the highest quality and up to date instruction in our courses. Our teaching methods are interactive to involve the student with hands on practice of skills.  Give us a call today and you'll find our personal service, attention to detail and safety expertise can't be beat.

 



Debbie McCabe, Nurse Educator, Owner/Manager

RN, BSN, AHA BLS Instructor, CPST-Instructor

Instructor for:  Car Seat Classes and Car Seat Safety Check Appointments, CPR, AED, & First Aid classes, Children's classes, and Parenting classes

Credentials & Certifications

  • Active Parent Educator 1992-present-teach 1234 Parents & Active Parenting Now programs
  • American Heart Association Instructor  1992-present (renewed 9/2012)
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor 2005-present (renewed 12/2011)
  • Special Needs Car Seat Trained 2008
  • Registered Nurse in Missouri 1985-present
  • AHA Instructor Update 2010
  • Emergency Cardiovascular Care Conference Dec 2010
  • Midwest Child Passenger Safety Conference Sept 2013
  • Kidz in Motion Conference attendee & speaker, National Child Passenger Safety Conference Aug 2011
  • 21 years Community Health Teaching experience
     

 

Experience

Practiced nursing in

  •  BJC outpatient physician office and Wash U Research program
  •  Mercy Hospital clinic
  •  Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital medical surgical pediatric unit for age 1-10 year
  •  Mercy Hospital  medical surgical pediatric unit for newborns-adolescents
  •  Mercy Hospital Pediatric Education Outreach Coordinator-implemented and taught community education programs
  • Mercy Hospital Basic Life Support Instructor-1992-present
  • Mom of 3 children
  • Safe Kids St. Louis volunteer and instructor for National Child Passenger Safety Technician Course since 2004
     
 

Jill Mueller, Nurse Educator

RN, BSN, AHA BLS Instructor, CPST

Instructor for:  Car Seat Classes and Car Seat Safety Check Appointments, CPR, AED, & First Aid classes & Children's classes

Credentials and Certifications:

  • American Heart Association Instructor since 1995 (renewed 2011)
  • RN in MO since 1986
  • MO Baptist School Nursing Diploma 1986
  • Maryville University BSN 2006
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician since 2004 (renewed 2012)
  • Special Needs Car Seat Trained 2008
  • AHA Instructor Update 2010
  • Happiest Baby on the Block Instructor
  • Safe Kids St. Louis Child Passenger Safety Technician volunteer
  • Safe Kids Child Passenger Technician Update Dec 2012
  • 18 years Community Health Teaching experience

Experience:

Practiced Nursing at:
  • Mercy Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Mercy Hospital Pediatric Education Outreach Coordinator
  • St. Clare Hospital Mother Baby Unit
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital Physician Access Call Center
  • Mom of 3 children

Julie Eldridge, Educator

Recreational Therapist, AHA BLS Instructor, CPST

Instructor for:  Car Seat Classes and Car Seat Safety Check Appointments, CPR, AED, & First Aid classes & Children's classes

Credentials and Certifications:

  • Recreational Therapist
  • AHA BLS Instructor
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician
  • Safe Kids St. Louis Child Passenger Safety Technician Volunteer
  • Midwest Regional Car Seat Update Sept 2013

Experience:

  • Rehab Unit Mercy Hospital
  • Child Life Department Mercy Hospital
  • Women's & Children's Educator Mercy Hospital
  • AHA Basic Life Support Instructor Mercy Hospital
  • Mother

Sept 2013 Midwest Child Passenger Safety Conference in Council Bluffs, Iowa

July 2013 Senator Keaveny's Health Fair at People's Health Center

Booster Seat Distribution with Safe Kids St. Louis

Aug 2013 Infant CPR party
Presentation at KIDZ in Motion, National Child Passenger Safety Conference, Orlando Aug 2011
The Bump Event St Louis Aug 2011