The latest science says quick action, quality training, use of mobile technology, and coordinated efforts can increase survival from cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death in the United States. The 2015 Guidelines recommend training to develop better systems of care, especially in the event of a cardiac arrest. Everyone should know what to do at every step of a cardiovascular emergency. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course provides the knowledge and skills that may help save a life. It also offers the basics of first aid for the most common life-threatening emergencies, covering how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. Heartsaver courses from AHA offer: a cohesive, consistent experience for the learner, best practices to give students the best possible learning experience and help them better retain information, enhanced and realistic scenarios, while providing course and content flexibility.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?
Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.
• Adult CPR and AED Use
• Opioid-associated Life-threatening Emergencies
• Child CPR and AED Use
• Infant CPR
• Choking in an Adult, Child or Infant
• First Aid Basics (duties, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers, key steps of first aid)
• Medical Emergencies (breathing, choking, allergic reaction, heart attack, stroke, and more)
• Injury Emergencies (external and internal bleeding, wounds, sprain, broken bones, burns, and more)
• Environmental Emergencies (bites and stings, cold- and heat-related emergencies, poisonings, and more)