Heart Saver and First Aid (HSFA) Provider Course

Course Description:

The AHA's Heartsaver First Aid Course is a classroom, Instructor-led course designed to prepare students to provide first aid in a safe, timely, and effective manner. 
Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid skills demonstration, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid course completion card, valid for two years.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival

  • Recognize when someone needs CPR

  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others

  • Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups

  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult

  • Perform high-quality CPR for adult, child, and infant.

  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child

  • Demonstrate how to help a choking adult, child, and infant

Target Audience:

All health and Non-health care provider.

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