First Aid and CPR
Description: Properly applied first aid can save lives, reduce recovery and possibly mean the difference between temporary disability or lifelong disability for the victim. Participants learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of injuries and sudden illness. Critical information about how to deal with emergencies like bleeding, shock, heat or cold emergencies, strains, strokes and seizures is shared.
The CPR course targets all lay rescuers, such as school children, family members of patients at risk of sudden cardiac death, and other people who want to learn rescue skills for loved ones. The course presents information on the Chain of Survival and signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest and choking. The course also provides child and infant CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO) and information on prevention of the most common fatal injuries in children and infants.