Adult CPR/AED & First Aid Certification Courses
MARCH 14th: 4:30pm - 7:00pm
JULY 18th: 4:30pm - 7:00pm
OCTOBER 17th: 4:30pm - 7:00pm
ONLY $99 TO SIGN UP!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program is designed to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person when minutes matter, and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.
This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a high speed Internet connection. Allow approximately 2 hours to complete the online portion. Upon successful completion of this course (both online and in person) you will receive a digital certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for 2 years.
- Describe how to recognize an emergency and gain confidence to act.
- Explain how to lower the risk for infection when giving care.
- Understand legal concepts as they apply to lay responders, such as consent.
- Describe the emergency action steps: CHECK—CALL—CARE.
- Identify when it is necessary to call 9-1-1 or the designated emergency number.
- Explain how to check an injured or ill person who appears to be unresponsive.
- Explain how to check a responsive injured or ill person.
- Demonstrate high-quality CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for a person who is in cardiac arrest.
- Demonstrate first aid care for a person who is choking.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following sudden illnesses: shock, asthma attack, anaphylaxis, heart attack, opioid overdose, diabetic emergencies, high fever, vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration.
- Describe methods used to control life-threatening bleeding, including the application of direct pressure and the application of a commercial tourniquet.
- Demonstrate the application of direct pressure to control life-threatening bleeding.
- Explain when a commercial tourniquet should be used, and describe the basic principles of using a tourniquet.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following injuries and environmental illnesses: burns;head, neck and spinal injuries (including concussion); heat stroke; hypothermia; poison exposure.
Certificate Issued and Validity Period
All First Aid/CPR/AED certifications are valid for 2 years from the date of course completion and participants receive American Red Cross certification specific to the course they completed.
Bloodborne Pathogens Training certification is valid for 1 year from the date of course completion.
An option to add Pediatric training is available upon request prior to the course. An additional $40 fee and 1 hour of in-class training is required.