HEARTSAVER FIRST AID

Course Description

First Aid

$40.00 per participant

Heartsaver® First Aid is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings.

COURSE OUTLINE

  1. First Aid Basics: Duties and Key Steps
    1. Rescuer duties
    2. Victim and Rescuer safety
      1. Expose to blood
      2. Safe glove removal and disposal practice
    3. Phoning for help
    4. Scene and victim assessment practice
    5. After the emergency
    6. Review questions from Instructor
  2. Medical Emergencies
    1. Breathing problems
      1. Use of inhaler
      2. Choking
    2. Treating allergic reactions
      1. Use and disposal of an epinephrine pen practice
    3. Identifying and helping a heart attack victim
    4. Fainting
    5. Diabetes and low blood sugar
    6. Identifying and helping a stroke victim
    7. Seizure
    8. Shock
    9. Review questions from Instructor
  3. Injury Emergencies
    1. Stopping bleeding you can see practice
    2. Wounds
      1. Bleeding from nose, mouth
      2. Tooth and eye injuries
  • Penetrating and puncturing objects
  1. Amputation
  1. Bleeding you cannot see
  2. Head, neck, and spine injuries
  3. Broken bones and sprains
  4. Burns and electrical injuries
  5. Review questions from Instructor
  1. Environmental Emergencies
    1. Bites and stings
    2. Heat-related emergencies
    3. Cold-related emergencies
    4. Poison emergencies
    5. Review questions from Instructor