This self-directed course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid in a safe, timely, and effective manner and covers first aid basics, how to handle medical, injury and environmental emergencies, and preventing illness and injury. 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. The hands-on skills practice and testing session (sold separately) 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.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 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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