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  • Updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR & ECC
  • Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid skills demonstration and a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Course Completion Card, which is valid for two years.
  • After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
    • List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of the first aid rescue
    • 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
    • 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
    • Perform as a team member during multi-rescuer CPR
    • Give effective breaths 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 (optional)
    • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant (optional)
    •  Describe how to use an AED on an infant (optional)
    • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
    • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant (optional)

American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid & CPR Student Workbook

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