Course Description

Healthcare BLS

Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. This course is designed for healthcare professionals and healthcare students needing CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills.

After successfully completing the BLS course, students should be able to:

  • describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • describe all the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply its BLS concepts
  • recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • perform high-quality CPR on adults, children, and infants
  • describe the importance of early AED use and demonstrate using one
  • provide effective ventilations with a barrier device
  • describe the importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.

 

CPR/AED and First Aid

The CPR AED and First Aid courses are designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner. These courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements in such fields as security, law enforcement, state correctional facilities, colleges and universities, hospitality, health and fitness, property management, construction, occupational and environmental health and safety, child care, manufacturing, and education, that have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency.

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • recognize when someone needs CPR
  • perform high-quality CPR for an adult alone or as a team member during multi-rescuer CPR (child and infant CPR modules are optional)
  • give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a barrier device for all age groups
  • demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult (child and infant AED modules are optional)
  • describe when and how to help a choking adult or child (infant choking module is optional).
  • list the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of the first aid rescuer
  • describe the key steps in first aid
  • describe the assessment of 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
  • recognize elements of common injuries and illnesses
  • recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers.

 

Friends and Family CPR

The Family & Friends CPR Course is intended for anyone who wants to learn CPR and prefers to learn in an Instructor-led facilitated group environment. This course is for people who do not need a course completion card for a job or other requirements. The course is ideal for community groups, parents, grandparents, caregivers, school groups and students, and others interested in learning how to save a life. Skills are taught using American Heart Association’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows participants to practice on a CPR training manikin while skills are demonstrated in the course video.

This video-based, classroom course teaches the following topics:

  • Adult Hands-Only CPR and AED
  • Adult CPR With Breaths
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Adult
  • Child CPR and AED
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Child
  • Infant CPR
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Infant

Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS)

A course for building a safe and successful babysitting business
ASHI’s Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) gives teenagers everything they need to know for safe and successful babysitting. From getting started with their business, to dealing with parents and children, to key safety, caregiving and first aid tips, the magazine-format CABS guide makes learning fun.

Course Highlights

• Babysitting as a business
• Safety and injury prevention • Leadership
• Play time tips
• Basic caregiving skills
• First aid

Course Topics Include

• Job information sheet
• Help the parents get to know you
• What to cover before the parents leave                                                        • Negotiations and conflict resolution
• Setting boundaries
• Feeding infants and children
• Diapering
• Infant safe sleep practices
• Telephone safety
• SIDS awareness
• Keeping kids entertained and active
• Staying involved
• Bringing your own toys
• Recognizing an emergency
• Cuts and scrapes
• Caring for burns
• Choking

Bloodborne Pathogens

The Bloodborne Pathogens course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction.

Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens uses the PACT acronym and slogan to help students learn and retain what to do when there is danger of or has been exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace:

  • Protect yourself from exposure
  • Act when exposed
  • Clean yourself and the area involved
  • Tell or report any exposure

Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens is intended for people who must receive training per OSHA Standard 1910.1030, and those who work in:

  • child care
  • schools
  • maintenance
  • security
  • state corrections facilities
  • tattoo design
  • industry and manufacturing
  • Fortune 1500 companies
  • occupational health
  • property management
  • hospitality
  • health and fitness