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Red Cross Offers First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Training Class
The purpose of the course is to train instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross basic-level First Aid, CPR and AED courses.
The American Red Cross of Tompkins County will host a First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Training class from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 , 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.