The American Red Cross is offering a variety of lifesaving health and safety courses during the months of August and September throughout Northwest Ohio.
CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers
EMTs, firefighters, athletic trainers and lifeguards often respond to cardiac or breathing emergencies until more advanced medical personnel can take over. From assessing needs and making decisions to providing care, this program provides the skills needed through discussion, video and hands-on training based on real-life rescue scenarios. Topics include: primary assessment, ventilations including use of CPR breathing barriers and bag-valve-masks, choking, CPR/AED, and use of epinephrine auto-injectors and asthma inhalers.
Attendees to this 5.5 hour class receive a two year certification and access to free online refreshers.
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
With an emphasis on hands-on learning, the Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED courses give attendees the skills to save a life. Participants learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, the use of automated external defibrillators (AED), and more.
Blended learning courses allow flexibility to busy participants by completing their classroom training online and testing their skills in person. Attendees receive a two year certification and access to free online refreshers upon completion.
Designed for students age 11 and older, this in-person course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for infants and children up to the age of 10. Topics include how to: respond to emergencies with first aid, rescue breathing and more; make good decisions under pressure; communicate effectively with parents; recognize safety and hygiene issues; manage young children; feed, diaper and care for infants; and start a babysitting business.
Students receive materials that are useful both during the course and when they start babysitting, including a compact emergency reference guide, an interactive CD-ROM featuring an activity booklet with games, songs, recipes and other activities, an electronic client organizer, and much more.
Advance registration is required. To register and learn more information about the course, people can visit redcross.org/takeaclass or call 1- 800 RED CROSS.