Heartsaver First Aid
AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid course provides the knowledge and skills that may help save a life. It offers the basics of first aid, consisting of the most common life-threatening emergencies, how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. The most important goal of this course is to teach students to act in an emergency.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE 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.
- Child careworkers
- Teachers/Coaches/Camp Counselors
- Retail Employees
- Fitness Center & Personal Trainers
- Construction Crews
- Food Service Employees
- Community Volunteers/Employees
- First Aid Basics (duties, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers, key steps of first aid)
- Medical Emergencies (breathing, choking, allergic reaction, heart attack, stroke, and more)
- Injury Emergencies (external and internal bleeding, wounds, sprain, broken bones, burns, and more)
- Environmental Emergencies (bites and stings, cold- and heat-related emergencies, poisonings, and more)
- Preventing Illness and Injury