First Aid

American Heart Association Certification Course

The First Aid classroom course trains students on how to identify and respond to basic first aid, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies.

Students taking this course will master skills such as:

  • Understanding and applying universal precautions

  • Identifying and responding to those with asthma, allergic reactions, heart attack, stroke, seizures, and other medical emergencies.  Includes learning how to use an Epinephrine pen.

  • Identifying and responding to bleeding (internal and external), shock, and other bodily injuries

  • Identifying and responding to various bites and stings (from insects to marine animals) and heat- and cold-related emergencies

Students will master their First Aid skills through a combination of hands-on practice and video-aided instruction with instructor guidance.

This course is intended for anyone with little or no medical training and can be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

For the American Heart Association course that covers only adult, child, and infant CPR, AED, and choking, please refer to the American Heart Association's CPR & AED course.

For the American Heart Association course that covers both CPR & AED and First Aid, please refer to the American Heart Association's CPR, AED, & First Aid course.

For the American Heart Association course that covers both CPR & AED and First Aid with a focus on children and infants, please refer to the American Heart Association's Pediatrc CPR, AED, & First Aid course.

 

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