Instructor-led, hands-on class format with an American Red Cross Instructor
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Program
The First Aid CPR AED program includes the following modules:
- First Aid
- CPR (Adult/Child/Infant)
- AED (Adult/Child/Infant)
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Requirements
- Attend all class sessions.
- Participate in all course activities.
- Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
- Successfully complete the Putting It All Together Assessment Scenarios.
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course Length
3 hours, 45 minutes- 4 hours, 15 minutes
Successful completion is
based on achievement of the core learning objectives rather than a prescribed instruction time.
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate Issued and Validity Period
Cards issued same day and are valid 2 years
Safeguard CPR offers the Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course to give participants the ability to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course Learning Objectives
- Describe how to recognize an emergency and size up the scene.
- Explain how to activate and work with the emergency medical services (EMS) system.
- Understand legal concepts as they apply to lay responders, including consent and the purpose of Good Samaritan laws.
- Identify how to reduce the risk of disease transmission when giving care.
- Demonstrate how to check a person who is responsive for life-threatening and non-life-threatening conditions.
- Explain how to check an injured or ill person who appears to be unresponsive.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and describe appropriate first aid care for a person who is showing these signs and symptoms.
- Describe the links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival.
- Demonstrate CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for a person who is in cardiac arrest.
- Demonstrate first aid care for a person who is choking.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of shock and describe appropriate first aid care for a person who
is showing these signs and symptoms.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following sudden
illnesses: breathing emergencies, diabetic emergencies, seizures, fainting and stroke.
- Describe methods used to control external bleeding, including the application of direct pressure and the application of a commercial tourniquet.
- Demonstrate the application of direct pressure to control external bleeding.
- Explain when a commercial tourniquet should be used, and describe the basic principles of using a tourniquet.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following injuries: burns; muscle, bone and joint injuries; and head, neck and spinal injuries, including concussion.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following environmental injuries and illnesses: heat-related illnesses, cold-related illnesses and poisoning.