Heartsaver First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.
Who this course in intended:
This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.
Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
First aid basics
Optional written test
Video-based course ensures consistency
Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
Student manual comes with a new Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide that summarizes first aid actions for many injuries and illnesses
Course is updated with the new science
Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.
During the course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their first aid skills practice and testing.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers, is designed specifically to meet the needs of Licensed and Certified Medical personnel. The course is designed to provide good quality CPR until Advance Cardiac Life Support care is available. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions, and small groups where scenarios are presented.
The most current science from the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
CPR with an advanced airway
The course features include Instructor-led discussions, debriefing, coaching and support for hand-on skills.
Course is tailored to providers working in the field. All scenarios are modeled after real-life experiences that they may actually face.
High-quality team CPR focus teaches how to conduct a code with teams ranging from 2-6 people.
Introduces the concept of post-case debriefing to BLS Instructors.
Develops Core Course Segments that provide the opportunity for Medical Directors to tailor the course to local response protocols.
Upon successful completion of all course components, students receive a BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card, valid for two years.
ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics
Initial Provider Course requires approximately 10-12 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing. Renewal Course requires approximately 5-6 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.
*Course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins
Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)
Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills
Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, students receive an ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.