If your loved one was injured in an accident or suffered from a medical condition, would you know what to do in those initial critical moments before professional help arrives?
If you answered “no” or you aren’t sure how to answer this question, then you should take advantage of this opportunity. In this CPR 500 Heartsaver First Aid course, which is being offered as a public service through the Allegany College of Maryland, you will obtain an invaluable skill set that will enable you to manage an illness or injury in the first few minutes. 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. Students receive a Heartsaver First Aid card which is valid for two years.
Audience: Everyone especially those who are parents or care providers for children should take this course. 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 and student skill level. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.
Course Cost: $40.00
Maryland Senior Course Cost: $35.00