How Does This Course Work?

Hands-On Session
The hands-on skills practice and testing session are conducted in-person with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor. Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on portions of the course, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid course completion card, valid for two years.

Who should take this course?
Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g. OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

What does the course teach?
The AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and the 2015 American Heart Association and American Red Cross Update for First Aid. This course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

Heartsaver First Aid Online is the eLearning portion of the Heartsaver First Aid blended learning course, designed to teach students the cognitive information needed for first aid training.

Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on portions of the course, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid course completion card, valid for two years.

After completing this course, students should be able to:

List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of the first aid rescuer
Describe the key steps in first aid
Remove protective gloves
Find the problem
Describe the assessment 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 and bandaging
Recognize elements of common injuries
Recognize elements of common illnesses
Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers

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