Heartsaver® First Aid & CPR/AED
This course is perfect for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs to learn how to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency responders or healthcare professionals take over. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course teaches adult, pediatric, and infant CPR and AED use.
Audience: Intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.
Course Modules: Describe the key steps in first aid, Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke, Use an epinephrine pen, Control bleeding and bandaging, Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury, Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers, Perform high-quality CPR for an adult, Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult, Child and Infant CPR
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals
BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. The AHA’s BLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. Students that complete this course will receive an American Heart Association BLS course completion card, valid for 2 years.
Audience: For healthcare professionals who need the ability to recognize critical life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.
Course Modules: Importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival, Application of the steps of the Chain of Survival, Signs of someone needing CPR, High-quality CPR skills acquisition for adults, children and infants, Importance of early use of an AED, AED skill demonstration, Effective ventilations with a barrier device, Multirescuer resuscitation and skill acquisition, Techniques for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults, children and infants.