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Heartsaver First Aid

Instructor-led, hands-on class format​ with an American Heart Association Instructor

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Heartsaver First Aid Course Cost

(Payment must be received at least 24 hours prior to class time or $25 Walk-In fee applies. Please call for availability first if paying less than 24 hours.)

​Heartsaver First Aid Course Length

​(Based on 6:1 Student to Instructor Ratio)
Approx. 3 hours (including optional lessons and breaks)
Successful completion is based on achievement of the core learning objectives rather than a prescribed instruction time.
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Heartsaver First Aid Course Description

Safeguard CPR offers the Heartsaver First Aid course to train participants on first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. ​First aid, or the initial care provided for an acute illness or injury, has the goals of preserving life, alleviating suffering, preventing further illness or injury, and promoting recovery. First aid can be initiated by anyone in any situation and includes self-care. General characteristics of the provision of first aid, at any level of training, include recognizing, assessing, and prioritizing the need for first aid; providing care using appropriate competencies; and recognizing limitations and seeking additional treatment when needed, such as activating emergency medical services or seeking other medical assistance (emergency services).

After completing Heartsaver First Aid, 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

​Heartsaver First Aid Course Times


Heartsaver First Aid Course Audience

Heartsaver First Aid is intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g. OSHA), or other requirements. This course can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card

Immediately upon completion ​students receive a Heartsaver First Aid course completion card, valid for two years.