Basic First Aid

ASHI Basic First Aid was created to help students develop basic first aid knowledge, skills and the confidence to respond. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and conforms to the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.

Course Information

This class is intended for Individuals who are not healthcare providers or professional rescuers but desire or are required to be certified in basic emergency medical care. The initial training class is approximately 3 hours. The certification is recognized for a period of 2 years upon the completion of the class and completing both a written exam as well as a performance evaluation.

Course Topics

• First Aid
• Recognizing an Emergency
• Deciding to Help
• Personal Safety
• Infectious Bloodborne Diseases
• Standard Precautions
• Personal Protective Equipment
• Consent
• Implied Consent
• Abandonment
• Good Samaritan Laws
• Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
• Emergency Action Plans
• Poison Help Line
• Emergency Moves
• Primary Assessment
• Recovery Position
• Compression-only CPR
• Choking
• Secondary Assessment*
• Control of Bleeding
• Tourniquets
• Hemostatic Dressings
• Using a Tourniquet*
• Using a Hemostatic Dressing*
• Internal Bleeding
• Shock
• Amputation*
• Impaled Objects*
• Open Chest Injury*
• Open Abdominal Injury*
• Spinal Injury
• Brain Injury
• Concussion
• Manual Spinal Motion Restriction
• Swollen, Painful, Deformed Limb
• Splinting*
• Using a Malleable Splint*
• Nosebleed
• Injured Tooth
• Thermal Burns
• Electrical Burns
• Chemical Burns
• Using a Gel-Soaked Burn Dressing*
• Fainting
• Stroke
• Hypoglycemia
• Seizure
• Breathing Difficulty
• Asthma and Inhalers
• Severe Allergic Reaction
• Using an Epinephrine Auto-Injector*
• Pain, Severe Pressure or Discomfort in Chest
• Severe Abdominal Pain*
• Ingested Poisoning
• Inhaled Poisoning
• Bites and Stings*
• Stinging Insects*
• Snakebites*
• Spider Bites*
• Tick Bites*
• Marine Animal Stings*
• Animal and Human Bites*
• Heat Exhaustion
• Heat Stroke
• Hypothermia
• Frostbite
• Emotional Considerations*

*Supplemental topics

Can be combined with ASHI CPR and AED to create a combined CPR, AED and Basic First Aid program. This program is not designed to meet pediatric first aid training regulatory requirements and should not be used to for that purpose. Please ask your ASHI Client Services representative about the ASHI Pediatric program.

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