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FIRST AID / CPR / AED

The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

This program offers a choice of first aid, CPR and AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience and is offered in traditional classroom or blended learning (online learning with instructor-led skill session) formats. 

 

What You'll Learn

  • How to recognize an emergency and size up the scene.
  • How to activate and work with the emergency medical services (EMS) system.
  • Understand legal concepts as they apply to lay responders, including consent and the purpose of the Good Samaritan laws. 
  • Identify how to reduce the risk of disease transmission when giving care. 
  • How to check a person who is responsive for life-threatening and non-life-threatening conditions.
  • How to check an injured or ill person who appears to be unresponsive. 
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and describe appropriate first aid care for a person who is showing these signs and symptoms. 
  • Describe the links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival. 
  • Demonstrate CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for a person who is in cardiac arrest. 
  • Demonstrate first aid care for a person who is choking. 
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of shock and describe appropriate first aid care for a person who is showing these signs and symptoms. 

Prerequisites
  1. Participants in AED-only courses must have current Red Cross certification or the equivalent.