This self-directed course is designed to prepare students to provide CPR and use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The skills learned in this course will help you recognize cardiac arrest, get emergency care on the way quickly, and help the person until more advanced care arrives to take over. Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online is the eLearning portion of the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED blended learning course and is designed to teach students the cognitive information needed for first aid, CPR, and AED training. Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on portions of the course, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED 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 then online and hands-on portions of the course, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, students will be able to: Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival Recognize when someone needs CPR Perform high-quality CPR for an adult Describe how to perform CPR with help from others Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult Perform high-quality CPR for a child* Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child* Perform high-quality CPR for an infant* Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child Demonstrate how to help a choking infant* List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers 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 *Child/Infant Module is optional.
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