First Aid/CPR/AED Course

The First Aid/CPR/AED course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to respond to cardiac, breathing and first-aid emergencies to help victims of all ages. Successful participants will be able to do the following

Successful participants will be able to do the following:

  • Describe how to recognize an emergency and prioritize care for injuries and sudden illnesses
  • Identify the difference between (expressed) consent and implied consent
  • Identify how to reduce the risk of disease transmission when giving care
  • Explain how to activate and work with the emergency medical services (EMS) system
  • Describe the purpose of Good Samaritan laws
  • Explain when to move an injured of ill person from a dangerous scene
  • Explain how to check a conscious person for life-threatening and conditions
  • Identify signals of shock and help minimize its effects
  • Demonstrate how to check an unconscious person for life-threatening conditions
  • Identify the signals of common sudden illnesses and how to care for them
  • Describe how to care for someone who is having a seizure
  • Identify the signals of and how to care for heat and cold-related emergencies
  • Identify the signals of and how to care for various soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries
  • Demonstrate how to control external bleeding
  • Identify signals of and explain how to care for head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Recognize the signals of a cardiac emergency
  • Identify the links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival
  • Describe how to care for a heart attack
  • List the causes of cardiac arrest
  • Explain the role of CPR in cardiac arrest
  • Demonstrate how to perform CPR
  • Recognize the signals of a breathing emergency
  • Demonstrate how to care for a person who is choking
  • Explain what defibrillation is an how it works
  • Identify precautions to take when using an AED on a person in sudden cardiac arrest
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED

Course Hours: 5 hours

Course Price: $60

Course Requirements: Participants must attend and participate in all subsequent sessions (*if applicable) including class room work and skills practice. To receive the associated certification, participants must satisfactorily demonstrate all CPR skills, and pass the course written exam with at least a score of 80%.

Certification received upon fulfilling course requirements (valid 2 years): First Aid/ CPR Adult & Pediatric/AED

 

Course Schedule:

 

 

Please contact Aquatic Coordinator Chris Mason at masoncb@missouri.edu for more information.