AEDCPR - Online First Aid Certification Class
AEDCPR - Online First Aid Certification
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Online First Aid Class | Introduction | American AED CPR Association


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First Aid Basics

Covers basic first aid concepts, responsibilities of first responders, scene safety, universal precautions and EMS.

Medical Emergencies

Respiratory, choking, asthma, allergies, use of Epi-pen, heart attack, diabetes and fainting.

Injury Emergencies

External bleeding, internal bleeding, wounds, head/neck/spinal trauma, burns and electrical injuries.

Environmental Emergencies

Animal bites, insect stings, snake bites, heat emergencies, cold emergencies, frostbite, poisoning.

Roles and Responsibilities of First Aid Rescuers

Some jobs may require you to perform first aid while you are working. For example, law enforcement officers, firefighters, lifeguards, flight attendants and more all have a duty to perform first aid should the need arise while they are on duty. If they are off duty, they may choose whether or not to provide first aid.

As a first responder, you may learn private information about the person you are helping. It is important that you respect the privacy of the ill or injured person, and only share this information with the emergency responders when they take over.

Coronavirus | Covid-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend several precautions in addition to using Universal Precautions.

While assessing the victim or providing First Aid

  • Follow all Universal Precautions
  • Wear PPE including an n-95 mask and gloves
  • If possible, have victim wear a mask
  • Keep onlookers at least 6 feet from you and the victim
  • Limit unnecessary contact with victim

While Performing CPR

  • Follow all Universal Precautions
  • Wear PPE including an n-95 mask and gloves
  • Use a bag valve mask or barrier device
  • If a bag valve mask oor barrier device is not available, perform Compression Only CPR
  • Keep onlookers at least 6 feet from you and the victim
  • Limit unnecessary contact with victim

After Providing CPR or First Aid

  • Wash hands and all exposed skin surfaces with soap and hot water as soon as possible
  • Dispose of used PPE accordingly
  • Sanitize non-disposable protective gear and clothing
  • Sanitize surfaces that may have been exposed
  • Monitor yourself for symptoms if you know or suspect you have been in contact with a person that has COVID-19. These symptoms include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and shortness of breath. If any of these symptoms occur, contact your doctor or healthcare provider.

Good Samaritan Laws

Sometimes giving first aid results in unintended consequences, First aid providers in all 50 states are protected by Good Samaritan laws. They may differ depending on what state or jurisdiction you are in, so be sure to read up on the laws in your area.

Class: Adult/Pediatric First-Aid
Instructor: Mike Figuero
Publish Date: 2018-04-02
Last Updated: 2020-07-18