First aid is the temporary and immediate care of a person who is injured or ill. The purpose of first aid is to: save lives, prevent further injury, relieve pain, and control shock until medical aid can be obtained. Additionally, this training deals specifically with the knowledge and skills needed to apply and operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) on a patient in cardiopulmonary arrest.
NOTE: First Aid/CPR/AED cards that are effective for two years from the date of issue will be presented to those participants who successfully complete the course.
Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
- Recognize the symptoms, understand how and be able to administer treatment to accident victims in the following areas: Bleeding, shock, unconsciousness, and heart attack, fractures and dislocations and poisons.
- Provide effective emergency care using an AED until professional medical care is available.
- Demonstrate the ABCD’s of an effective AED process.
- Correctly perform CPR on an unconscious victim.
Competencies covered in this course: First Aid Instructor certification
Intended Audience: Employees who are required to have a Basic First Aid card as stated in WAC 296-800-150.