In addition to CPR and AED use, this course also covers First Aid and teaches individuals how to handle and treat injuries or illnesses initially until EMS personnel arrives.
Heartsaver® First Aid, CPR and AED is intended for anyone who has very limited and/or no medical training and needs to be proficient in CPR, AED and First Aid for job requirements or any other essential regulation. The classroom-based course combines video-teaching led by instructors to ensure consistency and hands-on training that allows students to learn while actually performing the skill. Content covered includes Adult CPR and AED use, Adult Choking as well as the basics of First Aid and treatment of medical, injury and environmental emergencies. This course also includes the options of Child CPR, AED use and Child Choking as well Infant CPR, AED use and Infant Choking. This course teaches participants the essential skills that are needed when responding to any sudden cardiac arrest, first aid (such as bleeding, broken bones, sprains, shock, etc.), or choking emergencies prior to EMS arriving.
Following the class, a written exam is optional, if required for workplace regulations, in addition to the skills practice completed with the approval of the AHA instructor. Student materials include the Heartsaver® First Aid, CPR and AED Student Workbook with the Heartsaver® First Aid Quick Reference Guide (sold separately), Heartsaver® CPR and AED Adult Reminder Card and Heartsaver® CPR and AED Child and Infant Reminder Card. All information taught and provided reflects the most up-to-date science published in the2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Following completion of the course, students will be given an AHA Heartsaver® First Aid, CPR and AED Course Completion Card that remains valid for two years.
Courses can be taught in Spanish and German (instructors materials are not yet available in Arabic and Portuguese). Student materials for the course are available in Spanish, German, Arabic and Portuguese.