American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED for Construction (6 hrs) Classroom
This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults. The course meets OSHA/workplace requirements. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.
Includes course manual(s), which are provided in the CHC Training Learning Management System.
Designed specifically for the construction industry, this course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults. The course meets OSHA/workplace requirements. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.
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Students who have successfully completed all portions and learning stations of the First Aid/CPR/AED course receive a course certification that is valid for 2 years.
Our minimum age requirement for participants is 16.
Our First-Aid/CPR/AED courses are for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory or other requirements. While these courses are designed to meet OSHA requirements, OSHA does not review or approve any courses for compliance.
Yes, our courses are continuously updated to meet the latest guidelines. Any update that has been issued by the American Red Cross has been updated in our course.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) simply means that the heart unexpectedly & abruptly quits beating. This is usually caused by an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF).
No. A heart attack is a condition in which the blood supply to the heart muscle is suddenly blocked, resulting in the death of the heart muscle. Heart attack victims usually (but not always) experience chest pain and usually remain conscious. Heart attacks are serious and sometimes will lead to SCA. However, SCA may occur independently from a heart attack and without warning signs. SCA results in death if not treated immediately.
An AED is a device about the size of a laptop computer that analyzes the heart’s rhythm for any abnormalities and, if necessary, directs the rescuer to deliver an electrical shock to the victim. This shock, called defibrillation, may help the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm of its own.
An AED is easy to operate. It uses voice prompts to instruct the rescuer. Once the machine is turned on, the rescuer will be prompted to apply two electrodes provided with the AED to the victim’s chest. Once applied, the AED will begin to monitor the victim’s heart rhythm. If a “shockable” rhythm is detected, the machine will charge itself and instruct the rescuer to stand clear of the victim and to press the shock button.
Training is necessary in order to understand the role of defibrillation in the broader context of the cardiac chain of survival. Training in CPR and AED skills will enable the rescuer to use all the steps in the cardiac chain of survival, thereby significantly increasing the victim’s chance of survival.
In most cases, EMTs and first responders (police and firefighters) are required to know how to use an AED as part of their job responsibilities. Furthermore, all 50 states now have AED Good Samaritan provisions that help protect laypersons. Contact your local or state emergency medical services (“EMS”) department to find out about Good Samaritan protections that your state provides for users of AEDs.
The cost of an AED varies by manufacturer and model. Currently, an average price for a single AED unit is about $1,000 – $2,300.
10 is the maximum allowed per instructor of the First-Aid/AED/CPR. This is to ensure learners have sufficient time to develop first aid skills. The instructor is required to have a mannequin and training AED for every 2 learners.
Yes, of course we can adapt the practical elements for you. Although while you are doing a regulated course the American Red Cross requires that we observe you undertaking full CPR on the floor as otherwise we are only able to issue a modified certificate excluding the practical elements.
We recommend you wear comfortable clothing (not skirts or dresses) to participate in the essential practical elements of our training.