CLASSES:

Basic First Aid

The American Heart Association approved course offers the interactive instructional approach with the use of a video/DVD. Actual examples of pertinent situations are included in the sessions. The primary message is to understand how to manage injury and/or illness until help arrives. First Aid basics; medical emergencies; environmental emergencies; and asthma care are included as topics. A short written exam is administered to reinforce cognitive understanding. The student instructor ratio is 1 to 10. Class length is approximately three and a half hours. Each participant is able to practice on a partner to feel at ease with bandaging and Epipen usage. An American Heart Association or an American Safety & Health Institute certification card will be issued upon completion of the course. The certification is valid for three years.

The training modules are divided into two parts: cognitive objectives, and psychomotor objectives.

Cognitive:

1. Discuss first aid steps for medical emergencies to include breathing problems, diabetes, seizures, and shock.
2. Outline the first aid steps for injury emergencies to include bleeding; broken bones, sprains and bruises; burns and electrocution.
3. List the first aid steps for environmental emergencies such as bites and stings; poison emergencies.
4. Discuss optional topics including poisonous bites and eye injuries.
5. Review components of CPR.

Psychomotor:

1. Illustrate the correct way to remove protective gloves.
2. Use of an epinephrine pen.
3. Illustrate how to stop bleeding through class participation.
4. Bandage application over a dressing.
Heartsaver First Aid manuals are distributed to each participant.

Rate $62.00

(Rates do not represent income for the American Heart Association)

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