Designed to teach basic life-saving skills, our Heartsaver First Aid and CPR course is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students the critical skills necessary to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and provide lifesaving assistance until professional medical help can arrive.
This course is meant for anyone interested in learning CPR and basic first aid and is not designed exclusively for medical professionals. Our Heartsaver First Aid and CPR course takes advantage of the American Heart Association’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.
The Heartsaver First Aid and CPR course takes approximately six hours to complete. Students who complete this course can look forward to learning skills such as first-aid basics, CPR for adults, CPR for children and infants, treating common injuries, treating common medical emergencies, treating opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies, and more.
How do I get CPR and First Aid certified?
We make the process to get CPR certified super simple. You will only need to:
- Sign up for class.
- Come in before class to pick up a book (included in the price).
- Attend your class and take a test.
- Get your certification card.
How long is the Heartsaver course?
The Heartsaver First Aid and CPR course takes approximately six hours to complete.
What is Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Certification?
Heartsaver CPR is training based on the research-proven techniques established by The American Heart Association to get CPR certified. You will learn the basics of clearing an airway, keeping the blood circulating, and keeping an individual breathing while waiting on emergency help. First Aid certification will involve training for treating common injuries through first-aid basics.
Does Heartsaver First Aid include CPR?
Heartsaver First Aid and CPR are offered as a combined course. You will be exposed to both areas of training during the course.
Are CPR and First Aid the same?
CPR and First Aid cover two different topics. First Aid covers common emergency or injury scenarios, such as burns, bleeding, or poisoning. CPR teaches the critical skills you need to know during cardiac arrest, to clear someone’s airway, and to keep someone breathing and blood circulating until emergency help arrives.
Is Heartsaver CPR the same as BLS?
BLS (Basic Life Support) is a general term used to describe training to support someone in a critical situation. In many cases, BLS implies training for medical professionals, however. Nevertheless, CPR training is essentially the same.
How long is Heartsaver First Aid and CPR good for?
Your CPR and First Aid certification is good for two years after you complete the course.
What will Heartsaver First Aid and CPR teach you?
During the course, you will learn:
- The basic components of performing CPR; clearing the airway, giving rescue breaths, performing chest compressions
- Basic first aid techniques used to treat certain types of injuries, such as burns, cuts, etc.
- CPR for both adults and children
- Treating opioid-associated emergencies
- And more
Who needs Heartsaver First Aid certification?
Essentially anyone who is not a healthcare provider can benefit when they choose to get CPR certified through our Heartsaver First Aid and CPR course. The CPR and First Aid certification can be ever-valuable for teachers, daycare workers, contractors, parents, and more.
What does this course not cover?
The Heartsaver First Aid/CPR course does not cover the use of medical equipment to perform basic life support. Likewise, this course is not intended for medical professionals who may need professional-level training.