The Heartsaver First Aid and CPR/AED Course is designed to prepare people to provide First Aid/CPR and AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The course goals include cognitive and psychomotor objectives. This course is for people with limited or no medical training who need a credential in First Aid and CPR/AED. Anyone needing or desiring a Heartsaver CPR Course completion card can take this course. Course is taught by lecture, video and student participation.
- Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
- First aid basics, Medical emergencies, Injury emergencies, Environmental emergencies
- Learn hands-on with a manikin for one person to administrate CPR to one victim.
- Group participation to develop skills with a manikin.
- Identification of the signs and symptoms of airway obstruction including dislodging techniques.
- Recognition of the early warning signals of respiratory and cardiac arrest.
- Identification of the signs and symptoms of stroke.
- Understanding the functions of heart and lung anatomy.
- Identification of risk factors.
- Child and infant CPR are presented.
- Course length is approximately 4-5 hours and student must successfully pass a skills evaluation on a manikin.
- Course meets the minimum requirements for adult, child and infant CPR with American Heart Association certification valid for two years
- Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook with *Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide, Heartsaver CPR AED Adult Reminder Card and Heartsaver CPR AED Child & Infant Reminder Card (90-1027)
- Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide also sold separately (90-1025)
- Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card that is valid for two years. During the course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their first aid skills practice and testing.