Course Objective: Upon completion of this program the student will be able to understand the basic framework of skills required to save a life or prevent further injury.
Method of Instruction: Lecture, Skills Assessment
American Heart Association First Aid program Outline :
1.First Aid Basics
Rescuer Duties .. Deciding to provide first aid .. Asking to give first aid .. Supplying the first aid kit .. Victim and Rescuer Safety .. Assessing the scene .. Washing hands .. Universal precautions ..
Exposure to blood .. Taking off gloves, demonstration of skill .. Phoning for Help .. When to phone for help .. How to phone for help .. Determining the problem .. After the emergency ..
Sample First Aid Kit
2. Medical Emergency Topics
Breathing Problems .. Choking in a adult .. Allergic reactions .. Heart attack .. Fainting .. Diabetes and low blood sugar .. Stroke .. Seizure .. Shock
3. Injury Emergencies
Bleeding you can see .. Wounds .. Head, Neck , and Spine injuries .. Broken Bones and Sprains .. Burns and Electrical Injuries
4. Environmental Emergencies
Bites and Stings .. Heat-related emergencies .. Cold – related emergencies .. Poison emergencies
5. Questions and Answers
Skills Summary and Testing, An American Heart Association completion card with be issued within 2 weeks of of class completion
This program is a Basic First Aid approved for CE credits for the Land Surveyors Engineers
Instructor: American Heart Association Instructors