After successfully completing this course, students should be able to
List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers
Describe the key steps in first aid
Remove protective gloves
Find the problem
Describe the assessment 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 and bandaging
Recognize elements of common injuries
Recognize elements of common illnesses
Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers
CE/CME credits are not offered for this course.
Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid course completion card that is valid for 2 years.
During the course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their first aid skills practice and testing.
100% classroom training means students are with an AHA Instructor for their entire learning experience.
Heartsaver® First Aid is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings.
This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)