The First Aid portion of this course teaches the individual how to manage illness or injury in the first few minutes until professional help is available. It includes general First Aid principles, medical and environmental emergencies, and injuries. Medical emergencies cover signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, allergic reactions, stroke, seizures, and choking. Injury emergencies covers bleeding, puncture wounds, shock, head and spinal injuries, bone and muscle injuries and various types of burns. Environmental emergencies covers bites, stings, cold and heat-related emergencies such as frostbite and heatstroke, and poisoning emergencies. In the CPR portion, students learn how to recognize and treat cardiac arrest, choking, and the warning signs of heart attack and stroke. Students learn rescue breathing with and without the use of barrier devices. The instructor leads practice scenarios and peer-practice sessions. Students are also trained how to properly use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Students receive a Heartsaver First Aid/CPR AED card that is valid for two years.
Audience: All lay rescuers, including childcare workers, babysitters, firefighters, police, airline personnel, security guards, or family members of patients at high risk for cardiac arrest. This course meets OSHA standards for First Aid.
Prerequisites: None. This course is specifically designed for the lay person so students are not expected to know any of the material or have related experience. The cost of registration includes the cost of the workbook, “Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED,” which students should pick up in the Continuing Health Education building between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm, Monday - Friday. Students that do not pick up their books will receive their copy at the beginning of their class.
Note: Class end times may vary based upon the number of students, student skill level, and need/desire for Child/Infant CPR training. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.
11/23, Saturday (1 session)
12/14, Saturday (1 session)
1/25, Saturday (1 session)
2/22, Saturday (1 session)
3/28, Saturday (1 session)
4/25, Saturday (1 session)
5/30, Saturday (1 session)
6/27, Saturday (1 session)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMACM: AH241
Course Cost: $ 75.00
Maryland Senior Course Cost: $70.00