The American Red Cross First Aid class will teach students the knowledge and skills necessary to give care in an emergency, help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until medical help arrives. This course does not include CPR training.
Red Cross First Aid training will teach you to give first aid for a variety of injuries, such as burns, wounds, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold-related emergencies, as well as how to manage sudden illnesses, stroke, seizure, bites and poisoning.
- Describe how to recognize and respond to an emergency.
- Describe the purpose of the Good Samaritan Laws.
- Describe the difference between consent and implied consent.
- Describe the three emergency action steps.
- Identify when and how to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.
- Explain when and how to move a person from a dangerous scene.
- Identify how to minimize the risk of disease transmission when giving care.
- Demonstrate how to minimize the risk of disease transmission when giving care.
- Demonstrate how to check an unconscious person for life-threatening and non life-threatening conditions.
- Demonstrate how to check a conscious person for life-threatening and non life-threatening conditions.
- Identify the signals of shock and describe how to minimize its effects.
- Describe how to prioritize care for injuries and sudden illnesses.
- Identify the signals of various soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries.
- Identify the signs and symptoms of sudden illness, including stroke, diabetic emergency, poisoning and allergic reactions, and describe how to care for them.
- Identify the signs and symptoms of heat- and cold-related emergencies and describe how to care for them.
- Demonstrate how to control bleeding.
- Identify the signals of head, neck and back injuries and explain how to care for them.
- Demonstrate how to care for a muscle, bone or joint injury.
Class Length: Approximately 3 hours, 40 minutes.
Certificate Issued and Validity Period:
Standard First Aid: 3 years