HEALTH CARE TRAINING

Heartsaver First Aid – Classroom

Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, 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 (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.

Who should take this class?

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Course Content

  • After successfully completing this course, students should be able to
    • List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers
    • Describe the key steps in first aid
    • Demonstrate removing protective gloves
    • Demonstrate finding the problem
    • Describe the assessment and first aid actions for these life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
    • Describe when and how to help a choking adult, child, or infant
    • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant
    • Demonstrate how to use an epinephrine pen
    • Demonstrate how to control bleeding and apply bandaging
    • Recognize elements of common illnesses and injuries
    • Describe the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle and the risks of smoking and vaping
    • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
    • Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers

Features

  • Video-based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Student manual comes with a new Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide that summarizes first aid actions for many injuries and illnesses
  • Course is updated with the new science

Course Completion Card or Certificate

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.

During the course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their first aid skills practice and testing.

Course Materials

  • 90-1027 Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook with *Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide, Heartsaver CPR AED Adult Reminder Card and Heartsaver CPR AED Child & Infant Reminder Card

Classroom

june, 2024

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