Heartsaver® First Aid
The Heartsaver® First Aid course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid in a variety of injury and other emergency situations in a safe, timely, and effective manner.
Anyone with little or no medical training who needs a First Aid course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements, or who simply wants to be prepared to respond to emergencies with appropriate first aid can take this class.
Heartsaver® First Aid is the ideal course for:
- camp counselors
- day-care providers
- teachers and school staff
- construction contractors
- landscapers and arborists
Concepts and skills covered in Heartsaver® First Aid include:
- first aid basics
- illnesses and medical emergencies, including stroke, seizure, and allergic reactions
- external bleeding
- internal bleeding
- head, neck, and spinal injuries
- broken bones, sprains, and burns
- bites and stings
- heat stroke and hypothermia
- illness and injury prevention
Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:
- list the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of the first aid rescuer
- describe the key steps in first aid
- describe the assessment of and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
- use an epinephrine pen
- control bleeding
- recognize elements of common injuries and illnesses
- recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers.
Heartsaver® First Aid is a credentialed course
Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid skills demonstration, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid course completion card that is valid for two years.