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Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED

The Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid and CPR and to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

Available languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese

Who should take Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED?

Lay responders who wish to combine first aid with CPR training to give them a broad base of lifesaving skills and a credential for their job or other requirements.

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED is the ideal course for:

  • babysitters and child-care workers
  • health and fitness coaches
  • teachers and school staff
  • lifeguards
  • flight attendants
  • anyone who needs a credential in first aid and CPR for their job

Course Content

Concepts and skills covered in Heartsaver® First Aid
CPR AED include:

  • external bleeding
  • internal bleeding
  • head, neck, and spine injuries
  • broken bones, sprains, and burns
  • bites and stings
  • heat stroke and hypothermia
  • adult CPR and AED use
  • opioid emergencies
  • child & infant CPR and AED use

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  • list the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of the first aid rescuer
  • describe the key steps in first aid
  • describe the assessment of 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
  • recognize elements of common injuries and illnesses
  • 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 alone or as a team member during multi-rescuer CPR (child and infant CPR modules are optional)
  • give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a barrier device for all age groups
  • demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult (child and infant AED modules are optional)
  • describe when and how to help a choking adult or child (infant choking module is optional).

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED is a credentialed course

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 that is valid for two years.

Available in classroom-based and blended-learning formats.