Basic First Aid

2 Year Certification $40
2-4 hours

This program teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

Blended Learning
1-2 Hours At your own pace.

Add an in person skill session to review and practice what you learn online.

Topics

■ Recognizing an emergency and size up the scene.
■ How to activate and work with the emergency medical services (EMS) system.
■ 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 illunresponsive person.
■ Recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, and describe appropriate first aid
■Cardiac Chain of Survival.
■ Demonstrate CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
■ First aid care for a person who is choking.
■ Recognize the signs and symptoms of shock.
■ Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care   for, the following sudden illnesses: breathing emergencies, diabetic       emergencies, seizures, fainting and stroke                                                          ■ How to control external bleeding, including the application of direct pressure and the application of a commercial tourniquet..
■ Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following injuries: burns; muscle, bone and joint injuries; and head, neck and spinal injuries (including concussion).
■ Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following environmental injuries and illnesses: heat-related illnesses, cold-related illnesses and poisoning