The American Red Cross of Tompkins County will host a First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Training class from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Red Cross office, 2 Ascot Place, Ithaca. The purpose of the course is to train instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross basic-level First Aid, CPR and AED courses.
To participate in the First Aid/CPR/AED instructor course, candidates must be at least 16 years old and possess current American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and/or AED certification(s) or the equivalent. At the end of the course, candidates will be thoroughly familiar with the program materials and be able to:
• Exhibit the characteristics required of an American Red Cross representative and role model, and conduct courses in a manner that helps participants stay engaged in the learning process.
• Perform applicable first aid, CPR and AED skills at an appropriate skill level.
• Ensure participants’ health and safety during training.
• Maintain complete and accurate records and reports.
• Plan, organize and conduct the First Aid, CPR and AED courses in accordance with the requirements of the specific class they will be teaching.
• Monitor participants’ practice and provide corrective feedback and encouragement that is consistent with the skill chart.
• Recognize that the requirements in the skill assessment tool are criteria for ascertaining the proficiency of a participant’s performance.
• Choose the appropriate course and materials to meet the specific training needs of participants or groups.
The cost of the class is $500, which includes a First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Kit and DVD. Anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer instructor may be eligible to receive the instructor training for free if certain criteria are met.
Space is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcross.org/take-a-class.