AHA PROGRAMS

Heartsaver First Aid

HeartsaverĀ® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.

Course Content

  • Key changes reflecting the new science from theĀ 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Optional written test

Course Format

Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

Features

  • Video-based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Student manual comes with a new Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide that summarizes first aid actions for many injuries and illnesses
  • Course is updated with the new science

Course Completion

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.

During the course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their first aid skills practice and testing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does the AHA determine the cost for all training courses and the accompanying course materials?

A: Costs for courses and materials are determined by Training Centers or Instructors and may vary. The AHA does not regulate price; however, provides its authorized distributors suggested retail pricing on course materials.

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