CPR & First Aid Training Course

Discover medical emergency response techniques using safety kits & best practices

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first-aid are the most common measures that healthcare professionals and others take in medical emergencies, such as heart attack, heat stroke, and accidents. Such medical assistance can save someone's life when they are in distress or in a critical situation. This online training course can equip you with the knowledge of recognizing signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies and how to use safety kits effectively. It gives an introductory overview of CPR and first-aid and discusses CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) for adults, infants, and children. Choking and general medical conditions are other topics it covers. The course includes activities, handouts, and final assessments.

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Course Outline

CPR & First Aid Training Course
1.   Course Overview
  • Course Overview
2.   Introduction to CPR & First Aid Training
  • Activity: Safety Measure Kit
  • Defining Emergency
  • Check-Call-Care
  • Symptoms-Allergies-Medical Conditions (SAM)
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
3.   Adult CPR & AED
  • When to Give CPR
  • How to Give CPR
  • Scenario
  • Handout: How to Give CPR
  • CPR Using AED Machine
  • Handout: How To Give CPR Using An AED Machine
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
4.   Infant & Child CPR and AED
  • CPR for Infants & Children
  • Child CPR Using AED Machine
  • Activity: CPR techniques for Different Age Groups
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
5.   Choking
  • When You Should Help with Choking
  • First Aid for Choking
  • Scenario
  • Handout: How To Give Abdominal Thrust
  • Helping Pregnant Women & People with Wheelchair
  • Helping Infants While Choking
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
6.   General Medical Conditions
  • Heart Attacks & Strokes
  • Shock
  • Diabetes
  • Fever in Infants & Young Children & GI
  • Asthma Attack
  • Handout: How to Use an Inhaler
  • Severe Allergic Reaction
  • Handout: How to Use an EpiPen
  • Drug Overdose
  • Handout: How to Use Narcan or Naloxone
  • First Aid for Other Medical Injuries
  • Handout: How to Use Tourniquet
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
7.   Conclusion
  • Final Assessment
  • Course Handouts
  • Course Feedback

About The Instructor

Robert Gerchalk

Robert Gerchalk is a registered nurse who has worked as a medical nurse at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, as a home care nurse, an infection control nurse, an employee health nurse, and in psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals. He has also served as an interim director of nursing and performed mental health assessments. He has taught in medical education for many years and coached doctors, nurses, other medical professionals, and business people.
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