Red Cross Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course Description:

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age – adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe how to recognize an emergency and gain confidence to act.
  • Explain how to lower the risk for infection when giving care.
  • Understand legal concepts as they apply to lay responders, such as consent.
  • Describe the emergency action steps: CHECK—CALL—CARE.
  • Identify when it is necessary to call 9-1-1 or the designated emergency number.
  • Explain how to check an injured or ill person who appears to be unresponsive.
  • Explain how to check a responsive injured or ill person.
  • Demonstrate high-quality CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for a person who
    is in cardiac arrest.
  • Demonstrate first aid care for a person who is choking.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following
    sudden illnesses: shock, asthma attack, anaphylaxis, heart attack, opioid overdose, diabetic
    emergencies, high fever, vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration.
  • Describe methods used to control life-threatening bleeding, including the application of direct pressure
    and the application of a commercial tourniquet.
  • Demonstrate the application of direct pressure to control life-threatening bleeding.
  • Explain when a commercial tourniquet should be used, and describe the basic principles of using a
    tourniquet.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following injuries
    and environmental illnesses: burns; head, neck and spinal injuries (including concussion); heat stroke;
    hypothermia; poison exposure.

The two delivery methods for the curriculum are listed below:

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (Traditional)

  • Delivery: Traditional/Instructor-Led
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Price: $110 (Includes the eBook, certification, & a face shield key chain)

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (Blended)

    • Delivery: Blended Learning/Hybrid
    • Duration of Online Simulation: 4 hours
    • Duration of In-Person Skills Session: 2.25 hours
    • Price: $95.00 (Includes the skills session, certification & face shield key chain)

**The online course is assigned after you complete registration. Please be on the lookout for your assignment.**

You must complete the online course prior to your testing session. Bring a hard-copy of the Completion Certificate with you to your skills session. We cannot test you without this certificate.

ARC Account Assistance & Tech Support: 

    • Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
    • Email support@redcrosstraining.org
    • Chat at redcrosslearningcenter.org after logging in. When an agent is available, you will see the icon “CLICK TO CHAT” located in the lower right of the page.
*Lesson times are estimates and vary from course to course. Adding “Skills Boosts” will extend the course length

**The class listed on this page is not for those in a healthcare field. Please check with your employer to ensure that this is the class you need.

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