CPR, AED and First Aid Certification Course
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CPR, AED and First Aid Certification Course

Learn CPR online – anywhere, anytime! Created by physicians and adheres to 2015 AHA guidelines. Get certified today!
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 51 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Complete Your Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid Certification Course 100% Online with NHCPS’ Physician Created and Reviewed. All Course Material Adheres to the Latest American Heart Association (AHA) Standards and Guidelines
  • Fast, 100% Online CPR, AED and First Aid training and certification grants the freedom to complete requirements anywhere and any time

  • 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
Requirements
  • No previous training or special materials are required
Description

           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.  

Optional FREE Certification Available: This course is for training in CPR, AED & First Aid. If you would like to be certified please visit us online at NHCPS and complete your CPR certification test.

Who this course is for:
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Medical Students
  • Nursing and Allied Health Care Students
  • Emergency Responders
  • Anyone who wants to be prepared to save a life
Course content
Expand all 107 lectures 03:05:49
+ NHCPS & the Disque Foundation
3 lectures 02:44
Introducing NHCPS & the Disque Foundation
00:29

NHCPS is the most trusted name in online medical certification today. Our certification courses are 100% online and are eligible for AMA Category 1 Credits. Join thousands of healthcare providers around the world that have received certifications, completely online in less than an hour. Choose the certification you need and get started today at NHCPS.com! 

Preview 01:08

First up is our executive director, Dr. Karl "Fritz" Disque.

Preview 01:07
+ CPR, AED & First Aid Manual
1 lecture 00:00
CPR, AED & First Aid Provider Handbook
56 pages
+ First Aid
2 lectures 06:13

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.

Preview 03:23
First Aid
02:50
+ Medical Problems
16 lectures 20:48

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.

Preview 01:57
Breathing Problems
01:09

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.

Preview 01:55
Allergic Reactions
00:56

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.

Preview 01:51
Heart Diseases
01:21

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. 

Preview 01:38
Fainting
00:45

The fifth lesson in chapter two focuses on Low Blood Sugar, with an emphasis on individuals with diabetes. Basic understanding of diabetes is provided. How an individual may experience low blood sugar is explained. Caring for an individual who has low blood sugar is detailed.

Low Blood Sugar
01:39
Low Blood Sugar
00:48

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. 

Stroke
01:11
Stroke
00:25

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. 

Seizures
02:16
Seizures
01:03

The eighth and final lesson in chapter two discusses Shock. Specifically discussed are the causes, signs and symptoms of shock. There is a list of potential causes provided. Along with listing the signs and symptoms of shock, the proper steps for providing care are discussed in this lesson.

Shock
01:23
Shock
00:29
Knowledge Assessment: Medical Problems
3 questions
+ Injuries and Trauma
18 lectures 23:18

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. 

Controlling Bleeding
03:05
Controlling Bleeding
01:51

Teeth Injuries are the focus of the second lesson in chapter three. How to handle teeth is explained. When handling teeth gloves must always be used. There are different types of injuries, such as cracks and chips, and the corresponding treatment is explained. 

Teeth Injuries
01:03
Teeth Injuries
00:39

This lesson covers nosebleeds. Nosebleeds can be both dramatic and quite messy, so it is necessary to wear PPE and eye protection in these situations. Instructions are provided for how to ensure safety at the scene and when it is necessary to contact 911.

Nosebleeds
01:09
Nosebleeds
00:30

This is the fourth lesson in chapter three, on Punctures. Puncture wounds pose a special risk to the injured individuals, as they can potentially damage sensitive structures. How to control bleeding and what to do about impaled objects is detailed.

Punctures
01:18
Punctures
00:32

This lesson discusses the causes and symptoms of eye problems. The symptoms of eye problems are listed. Situations requiring contact of emergency services are referenced and how to assist an individual with an eye problem is discussed. 

Eye Problems
01:35
Eye Problems
00:49

Head Injuries is the topic of discussion in this lesson. Head injuries can accompany an traumatic event. A list of signs and symptoms for head injuries is provided. How to assess and address an individual suffering from a head injury is explained in the lesson. 

Head Injuries
01:08
Head Injuries
00:30

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. 

Spine Injuries
01:36
Spine Injuries
00:46

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. 

Bone and Joint Injuries
01:31
Bone and Joint Injuries
01:56

The final lesson in chapter three is on Burns and Electrical Injuries. Burns can be caused in a variety of ways, with examples provided in the lesson. Treatment for burns are detailed step-by-step.

Burns and Electrical Injuries
02:08
Burns and Electrical Injuries
01:09
Knowledge Assessment: Injuries and Trauma
3 questions
+ Environmental Injury and Illness
12 lectures 16:34

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. 

Bites and Stings
03:27
Bites and Stings
02:09

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. 

Heat Related Illness
02:10
Heat Related Illness
01:07

The topic of discussion in this lesson is Sunburns. The causes and symptoms of sunburns are discussed. How to provide care is the focal point of the lesson. Background information is provided in order to help give a better understanding of sunburns.

Sunburns
00:47
Sunburns
00:17

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. 

Frostbite
01:36
Frostbite
00:42

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.

Hypothermia
01:20
Hypothermia
00:28

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.

Toxin and Poison Exposure
01:44
Toxin and Poison Exposure
00:46
Knowledge Assessment: Environmental Injuries
3 questions
+ CPR, AED, & Choking for Adults
16 lectures 20:27

This is the first lesson in chapter five, the topic being Adult CPR. This detailed lesson focuses entirely on administering CPR in adults. Controlling the scene and surrounding area is the first step. Proper compression and breathing is explained.

Adult CPR
01:39
Adult CPR
01:14

This lesson discusses Compressions. Compression is one of the multiple components in conducting CPR. The frequency and depth of which compressions should be applied are explained. CPR always begins with compressions. 

Compressions
02:19
Compressions
01:30

The third lesson in chapter five covers giving breaths. Giving breaths during CPR can help maintain the oxygen supply in the lungs. Using a mask is the preferred method when giving breaths, however mouth-to-mouth can also be performed when necessary.

Giving Breaths
02:00
Giving Breaths
00:53

This lesson is on mask use in CPR. The steps of using a mask are reviewed. While CPR is generally safe, if a mask is available, you should use it.

Mask Use
01:00
Mask Use
00:24

This lesson discusses using an AED for Adults. The steps to using an AED are explained. This is an in-depth lesson, and gives descriptions for the components of an AED. In the event an AED is not quickly available, begin CPR and send someone to locate an AED.

AED for Adults
01:51
AED for Adults
00:50

This lesson is about Activating EMS. This lesson explains the importance of calling 911. There are still actions that can be taken to assist while waiting for emergency responders. Activating EMS is the first step in the Chain of Survival. 

Activating EMS
01:47
Activating EMS
01:21

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. 

Choking in Adults
00:49
Choking in Adults
00:17

The final lesson in chapter five is about Relief of Choking. Specifically, this lesson discusses the steps of the abdominal thrusts and chest thrusts. How to appropriately perform these thrusts and their unique characteristics are also discussed. 

Relief of Choking
01:46
Relief of Choking
00:43
Knowledge Assessment: CPR, AED & Choking for Adults
5 questions
+ CPR, AED, & Choking for Children (Ages 1 to Puberty)
16 lectures 18:42

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. 

Child CPR
01:16
Child CPR
01:40

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.

Chest Compressions in Child
01:44
Chest Compressions in Child
00:39

The third lesson in chapter six discusses Giving Breaths in CPR. Most children who need CPR have had an issue with breathing that either caused the heart to beat irregularly or to stop beating altogether.

Giving Breaths in CPR
01:24
Giving Breaths in CPR
01:07

This lesson covers mask use in children. As with adults, giving breaths in CPR to children is generally safe, but if a mask is available, it should be used. How to properly fit the mask to a child and the steps to administering breaths are explained.

Mask Use in Children
01:08
Mask Use in Children
00:31

The fifth lesson in chapter six discusses AED use in children. There are step-by-step directions for use provided. It is important to follow the prompts on the AED.

AED for Children
01:55
AED for Children
00:57

This lesson is on Activating EMS for Children. First and foremost it is imperative to always make sure the scene is safe when approaching a child. How to treat the child and when to contact 911 varies depending on the situation and responsiveness of the child.

Activating EMS for Children
01:25
Activating EMS for Children
00:41

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.

Choking in Children
01:02
Choking in Children
00:20

The eighth and final lesson in chapter six is about Relief of Choking in Children. This lesson provides a step-by-step guide on how to relieve a child who is choking. In certain cases, CPR may be necessary and examples of such instances are given.

Relief of Choking in Children
01:47
Relief of Choking in Children
01:04
Knowledge Assessment: Child CPR, AED & Choking
4 questions
+ CPR, AED, & Choking for Infants
14 lectures 15:59

Chapter seven discusses Infant CPR and Choking. This is the first lesson in chapter seven, Introduction to Infant CPR. CPR for infants is almost identical to CPR for children. Ensuring scene safety is important when giving CPR to an infant.

Infant CPR
01:52
Infant CPR
00:53

Chest Compressions in Infant CPR is the focus of this lesson. CPR for infants and children is almost identical. The frequency and depth necessary for appropriate compressions is explained. Performing compressions correctly is essential.

Chest Compressions
01:17
Chest Compressions
00:32

This lesson discusses Giving Breaths in Infant CPR. The steps for giving breaths are listed one-by-one. Proper administration and things to avoid while performing Infant CPR is a key element of this lesson. 

Giving Breaths in Infant CPR
02:05
Giving Breaths in Infant CPR
01:21

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.

Mask Use in Infants
01:05
Mask Use in Infants
00:32

This lesson is about Activating EMS for Infants. The steps to call 911 when attending to an ill or injured infant is discussed. Scene safety is important when approaching an infant, and should be ensured before any action is taken.

Activating EMS for Infants
01:05
Activating EMS for Infants
00:28

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.

Choking in Infants
00:53
Choking in Infants
00:14

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.

Relief of Choking in Infants
02:19
Relief of Choking in Infants
01:21
Knowledge Assessment: Infant CPR & Choking
4 questions
+ CPR Skills
6 lectures 05:19
Adult Choking
00:40
Adult Airway
00:29
Adult CPR & AED
01:35
Infant Choking
00:43
Infant Airway
00:21
Infant CPR
01:31