First Aid & CPR/AED: Certification
When emergencies happen, it takes time for professional rescuers and healthcare providers to arrive. Whether you are in your home, at work, or at play, knowing basic first aid and CPR empowers you to help yourself, your family, and others.
When an injury or sudden illness happens, what you do in the first few minutes of the emergency can be life-saving. This course will help you recognize emergencies, teach you when and how to activate the emergency response system, and teach you what to do in the first few minutes of the emergency before professional rescuers arrive.
The first half of this course covers basic first aid. You will see how to treat minor injuries and illnesses, and learn how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies. Your actions in those first few minutes can provide comfort and reduce pain, and avoid further injury – you may even save a life!
The second half of this course focuses on CPR. You will learn how to recognize cardiac arrest, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and providing chest compressions. Training also includes rescue breathing for a victim that is not breathing, and emergency care for a choking victim.