Q: What does the Basic First Aid course teach students?

A: Students will learn how to respond to common emergencies, including: cuts; burns; head, neck and back injuries; bleeding; sprains; broken bones; shock, and more. If you would like more information on Pediatric First Aid, we recommend taking the Pediatric First Aid course which includes common pediatric emergencies and prevention.

 

Q: What does the Basic First Aid course content include?

A: Course content includes: First aid basics including scene safety, finding the problem, and calling for help; Medical emergencies including actions for choking, breathing problems, shock, and more; Injury emergencies including actions for bleeding, broken bones, burns, and more; Environmental emergencies including actions for bites and stings, actions for heat stroke and hypothermia, and poison emergencies.  There is a written test at the end of the course.

 

Q: Does the Basic First Aid course include CPR training?

A: No, the Basic First Aid course does not include CPR, but students have the option to take the First Aid, CPR and AED Class which includes all 3 subjects. In addition to first aid knowledge, students will learn adult CPR and AED, child CPR and AED, and infant CPR and AED. You also have the option to take our Pediatric First Aid and CPR Class, which covers adult, child, and infant CPR while focusing on the most common pediatric first aid emergencies.

 

Q: Who is the Basic First Aid course targeted for?

A: The First Aid course is designed for anyone interested in learning first aid skills or anyone with limited to no medical training who needs a course completion card to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. It is also for anyone who would like to know how to respond to common emergencies. This includes parents, grandparents, nannies, daycare workers, and school teachers.

 

Q: Is the Basic First Aid course OSHA regulated?

A: The Basic First Aid course meets OSHA requirements.

 

Q: Is the Basic First Aid course appropriate for healthcare professionals?

A: The Basic First Aid course is meant for laypeople with little to no medical training. Healthcare professionals who are just beginning their required certifications are recommended to look into the Basic Life Support (BLS) course.

 

Q: Is there a Basic First Aid course targeted for those who work with children?

A: Yes, if you’re looking for a First Aid course that is specific to helping children and infants, the Pediatric First Aid and CPR course teaches students how to give adult, child and infant CPR and AED, and how to treat common first aid emergencies in children and infants.

 

Q: What is the format for the Basic First Aid course?

A: Our Basic First Aid courses are hands-on, classroom-based and led by an instructor who works in the healthcare industry. Class includes video for learning and hands-on practice of the skills that you are learning.  There is a written test at the end of the class.

 

Q: How long does the Basic First Aid course take to complete?

A: Basic First Aid takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

 

Q: Do students receive a course certification card after completing the First Aid course?

A: Yes, students who have successfully completed all portions and learning stations of the First Aid course receive a course certification card that is valid for 2 years.

 

Sources:

American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid

American Heart Association Heartsaver Online Programs