CPR, AED and First Aid Certification Course
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By the completion of this course the participant will be proficient in the knowledge and techniques required to respond to common emergencies.
- You will learn how to perform high quality CPR
- You will learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- You will learn how to prevent and treat common illnesses and injuries
- You will learn how to prevent and treat common infant, child and adult emergencies
- No previous training or special materials are required
Knowing how to deliver Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), AED & First Aid is critical in responding to common emergencies. This course will prepare you to perform CPR, First Aid, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in accordance with the latest guidelines.
This course will cover how to provide care to simple and complex injuries, respond to common medical problems, perform high quality CPR, basic airway management, and safety and prevention. Populations covered include infants, children, and adults.
The course package includes:
- CPR, AED & First Aid Lectures and Video Presentations
- CPR, AED & First Aid Knowledge Assessments and Review Questions
NOTE - This course is for training on CPR, AED & First Aid.
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- Anyone who wants to be prepared to save a life
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This lesson covers First Aid, the first chapter in the CPR course. In this lesson, first aid is defined and first aid basics are discussed. The proper steps of administering first aid are also discussed, along with information about protective gear and the contents of commercial first aid kits.
The topic of discussion for chapter two is Medical Problems. The first lesson in this chapter covers Breathing Problems in CPR. Instructions are provided for handling a situation with an individual having issues breathing. The process is covered from recognizing breathing problems to awaiting emergency response, after providing assistance.
This is the second lesson in chapter two, covering Allergic Reactions. This lesson discusses the symptoms associated with allergic reactions. Potential causes of the reactions are listed. The proper use of epinephrine pens is also explained in detail.
This lesson’s subject matter is Heart Diseases. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and prompt action is potentially the difference between life and death. The lesson discusses the causes and signs of a heart attack as well as how to care someone who is having a heart attack.
The fourth lesson in chapter two covers Fainting. Causes and signs of fainting are listed and discussed in detail. Steps are given for providing care for a fainting individual. It should be noted that fainting can be caused by a wide range of problems, some potentially life threatening.
This lesson focus on a stroke. This specific medical emergency is defined in the lesson. Signs of an individual suffering a stroke are explained. As a stroke is a neurological emergency, time is critical. If you suspect a person is having a stroke, immediately call 911. CPR is potentially necessary in these situations.
This lesson covers Seizures. The definition is provided in the lesson. Throughout this lesson, the signs and causes of seizures are also discussed. Providing care for an individual experiencing a seizure is discussed in detail. The differences in an absence or staring-type seizure and appropriate steps are explained.
The third chapter of the CPR course covers Traumatic Injuries. This is the first lesson in chapter three, about Controlling Bleeding. Understanding blood loss is essential in providing care to a bleeding individual. The methods for providing this care are explained, from direct pressure to the application of a tourniquet.
The seventh lesson in chapter three is about Spine Injuries. Almost any type of physical activity can lead to a possible spine injury. Some people are at increased risk for these injuries, whether because of their age or other circumstances. Examples are given for these situations. How to stabilize a person with a spine injury and appropriate treatment is discussed.
Bone and Joint Injuries are covered in this lesson. These injuries are common occurrences in daily life and physically active people are most likely to suffer these types of injuries. Caring for sprains and broken bones, as well as ensuring scene safety are focal points of this lesson. For more information on caring for these injuries, please refer to the full CPR guide.
Chapter four discusses Environmental Injuries and Illnesses. The first lesson in this chapter is Bites and Stings. This lesson discusses the signs and symptoms of bites as well as stings. Often, treatment varies on a case-by-case basis, with specific examples given in the lesson. Medical attention is required in some instances.
The second lesson in chapter four covers Heart Related Illnesses. Heart-related Illnesses can occur due to a number of reasons, with some potential causes being listed. Depending on the illness, there are different approaches to care. Proper steps for care are given for multiple heart-related illnesses.
This lesson covers Frostbite. The conditions necessary to cause frostbite are explained. The severity and damage caused by frostbite varies, and how to identify the severity of the damage is detailed. Providing care is discussed, and examples of when it is appropriate to rewarm a frozen extremity are given.
This lesson is on Hypothermia. The signs and symptoms of Hypothermia make up a portion of the information in this lesson. Hypothermia is a potentially life-threatening condition and as such, rapid action is often required. Depending on the severity of the situation, responders should be prepared to perform CPR.
The sixth and final lesson of chapter four is about Toxin and Poison Exposure. The first step in providing first aid care for toxin and poison exposure is to call 911. It is important to gather as much information as possible about the chemicals involved. Step-by-step instructions on how to provide care are given.
The topic of this lesson is Choking in Adults. Choking is a preventable cause of death and the universal sign of choking is holding the neck with one or both hands. This lesson discusses choking in adults and the signs of choking to look for. Refer to table 1 in the CPR manual for further details.
The sixth chapter discusses the following subject matter; Child CPR, AED and Choking. The first lesson in this chapter covers Child CPR. A child in this instance is defined as ranging between one year old and puberty. How to properly administer CPR, specifically to a child, is the focus of this lesson.
Chest Compressions in Child CPR is the topic of this lesson. The steps of CPR in children remain similar to those used for adults. The main goals are early administration of CPR, pushing hard and fast on the chest and giving breaths. If a child appears adult-sized, he/she can be treated as an adult for the purpose of CPR.
The seventh lesson in chapter six is Choking in Children. Choking can be either mild or severe. The difference between mild choking and severe choking are explained. Refer to Table two in the CPR manual for details on degrees of obstruction, signs of choking, and actions you should take to help children in choking situations.
The fourth lesson in chapter seven covers Mask Use in Infants. As with other CPR situations, giving breaths is generally safe but a mask should be used when available. It is important to ensure a good seal between the mask and the face when a mask is used. Breath duration is explained.
Choking in Infants is this lesson’s topic. The signs to look for to identify choking in an infant are listed, and what situations qualify as choking are explained. Refer to Table 3 in the CPR manual for details on degrees of obstructions, signs of choking, and actions you should take to help infants in choking situations.
The seventh and final lesson of chapter seven is Relief of Choking in Infants. This is an in-depth lesson which provides a step-by-step breakdown on how to provide relief for a choking infant. Frequency for compressions and information about what to do when an infant is unresponsive is provided.