Classroom Updated to reflect Guidelines 2015 CPR & ECC100% classroom training means students are with an AHA Instructor for their entire learning experience.

Heartsaver® First Aid
is a 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 arrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.


Features

  • Video-based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Student Workbook comes with Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide that summarizes first aid actions for many injuries and illnesses
  • Course is updated with the new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Purchase Options

AHA Training Centers

Use our Find a Course tool to locate an AHA Training Center in your area that offers classroom and skills sessions.
 

AHA Approved Distributors

Visit one of our Distributors to purchase course materials.

Channing Bete Company

Laerdal Medical Corporation

WorldPoint

Course Content

  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury
  • Optional exam

Additional Information

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to

  • List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers
  • Describe the key steps in first aid
  • Remove protective gloves
  • Find the problem
  • Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
  • Use an epinephrine pen
  • Control bleeding and bandaging
  • Recognize elements of common injuries
  • Recognize elements of common illnesses
  • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
  • Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers
CE/CME credits are not offered for this course.

Instructor Materials

  • 15-1023  Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual with Lesson Plans and Instructor CD
  • 15-1019  Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED DVD Set
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Student Materials

  • 15-1021 Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook with Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide*

        * 15-1022 Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide also sold separately

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

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid course completion card that is valid for 2 years.

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

Changes: April 2016
Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook
Print ISBN 978-1-61669-422-7, AHA Product Number 15-1021
eBook ISBN 978-1-61669-512-5, AHA Product Number 15-3115