How long does your First Aid Training Take?
Because the First Aid Course is interactive with demonstration and skills testing, the class generally takes 2 hours.
What should I do to protect myself while administering first aid?
The first step to protecting yourself in an emergency situation is to make sure that the scene is safe. If it is determined that first aid is needed, always wear personal protective equipment, also known as PPE. These items may include gloves, face mask or shield, eye protection and a gown.
What does PPE stand for?
PPE is an acronym for personal protective equipment. PPE is worn to help minimize exposure to health and safety risks in the workplace. Some examples of PPE include masks, face shields, gloves and gowns.
Can I reuse gloves if I don’t get blood on them?
No, gloves should never be reused because you may not see traces of blood or body fluids on them. Always properly remove and dispose of gloves.
Is it okay to use latex gloves when offering first aid assistance?
Non-latex gloves should always be used. Many people are allergic to latex and should not come in contact with the material. Also, latex can be released into the air when gloves are handled.
How do I obtain my First Aid Course Completion Card to give to my employer?
Cards are issued electronically once all course requirements are met. If your training was done with CPR Training Team, your AHA card can be retrieved at cprtrainingteam.com by scrolling to the View or Verify My E-card Now tab. You can access your card information with your personal log-in or Card #. The Card can be printed or forwarded electronically to your employer. Please call us at 623.225.7545 if you need assistance and we can provide you with the information that you need.
What environmental emergencies are covered in the First Aid Course?
- Bites and stings
- Heat-related emergencies
- Cold-related emergencies
- Poison emergencies
What skills are required to be demonstrated in the First Aid Course?
We require the following skills to be successfully demonstrated without assistance as taught in the class:
- Properly removing gloves
- Appropriately identifying the problem
- Using an Epinephrine Pen
- Controlling bleeding and effective bandaging
What injury emergencies are covered in the First Aid Course?
- External bleeding, shock (optional)
- Controlling bleeding and bandaging
- Wounds, penetrating injuries and amputation
- Internal bleeding, concussions
- Head, neck and spine injuries
- Broken bones and sprains, splinting
- Burns and electrical injuries
Can I take First Aid training if I’m not a medical professional?
An emergency can happen anywhere, anytime so we recommend First Aid Training even if you are not a medical professional. Whether you work in a nursing home, daycare facility, construction site or are a lifeguard, flight attendant or corrections officer, First Aid Training should be obtained. (Please check with your employer for their job-related requirements). You can help protect yourself and your loved ones while at home, hiking or camping with the knowledge of properly administering basic first aid.