Participant Materials

American Red Cross digital class materials are provided free of charge to the public. These materials reflect the standard of knowledge and accepted emergency practices in the United States at the time they were published and were designed to support the learning experience in Red Cross courses. To purchase printed materials, please visit the Red Cross Store.

Administering Emergency Oxygen

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Administering Emergency Oxygen Fact and Skill Sheets

Provides a brief overview of the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to a victim of a breathing emergency using breathing devices, including resuscitation masks and bag-valve-mask resuscitators (BVMs).


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Airway Adjuncts Fact and Skill Sheets

Provides a brief review of the steps involved in inserting Oropharyngeal (oral) airways (OPAs) and nasopharyngeal (nasal) airways (NPAs) to keep the tongue from blocking the air passage.


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Suctioning Fact and Skill Sheets

Provides a brief review of the steps involved in using manual and mechanical suctioning units.

Babysitter's Training

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Babysitter's Training Handbook

The American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Handbook provides youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants.


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Babysitter’s Training Emergency Reference Guide

This easy-to-carry, compact booklet provides step-by-step instructions to handle common emergencies such as bee stings and asthma attacks.

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Handbook (Last Edition)

For use in the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course, this handbook includes all foundational concepts covered in the course including Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication, and Team Dynamics; and coverage of essential emergency care components for all age groups (adult, child, infant).

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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Handbook (r.2016)

Note: The 2016 Manuals are best viewed in Firefox or Chrome browsers.

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

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Bloodborne Pathogens Training Fact and Skill Sheets

Designed for those who risk on-the job exposure to blood and other bodily fluids, the course teaches how bloodborne pathogens are spread. You’ll learn how to avoid exposure and what to do if exposed to infectious material. This course is one of the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. The following Fact and Skill Sheet serves as a quick reference for topics covered.

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers

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CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Handbook

For use in the CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers course, this handbook offers participants the knowledge and skills needed to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel takes over.

First Aid, CPR and AED

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First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual (Last Edition)

The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program is a comprehensive training program designed to help lay responders such as teachers, daycare providers and workplace responders recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The Participant's Manual covers skills that students need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.


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First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual (r.2016)

Note: The 2016 Manuals are best viewed in Firefox or Chrome browsers.


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Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Ready Reference (Last Edition)

For use by participants during the course or as a quick reference after training, the cards offer concise step-by-step instructions with full-color photos for responding to emergencies. Topics include checking an injured or ill adult, conscious and unconscious choking, CPR, using an AED, bleeding, burns, poisoning, head/neck/spinal injuries and stroke.


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Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Ready Reference (r.2016)

Note: The 2016 Manuals are best viewed in Firefox or Chrome browsers.


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Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Ready Reference (Last Edition)

For use by participants during the course or as a quick reference after training, the cards offer concise step-by-step instructions with full-color photos for responding to emergencies. Topics include checking an injured or ill child or infant, conscious and unconscious choking for a child or infant, CPR, using an AED, bleeding, burns, poisoning and seizure.


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Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Ready Reference (r.2016)

Note: The 2016 Manuals are best viewed in Firefox or Chrome browsers.


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Spanish Language First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual

The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program is a comprehensive training program designed to help lay responders such as teachers, daycare providers and workplace responders recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The Spanish Language version of the Participant's Manual covers skills that students need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.


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Spanish Language Adult Ready Reference

The Spanish language version of the Adult Ready Reference. For use by participants during the course or as a quick reference after training, the cards offer concise step-by-step instructions with full-color photos for responding to emergencies. Topics include checking an injured or ill adult, conscious and unconscious choking, CPR, using an AED, bleeding, burns, poisoning, head/neck/spinal injuries and stroke.


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Spanish Language Pediatric Ready Reference

The Spanish language version of the Pediatric Ready Reference. For use by participants during the course or as a quick reference after training, the cards offer concise step-by-step instructions with full-color photos for responding to emergencies. Topics include checking an injured or ill child or infant, conscious and unconscious choking for a child or infant, CPR, using an AED, bleeding, burns, poisoning and seizure.

Lifeguarding

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Lifeguarding Manual

Designed to simplify learning, the participant’s manual reinforces key points from the Lifeguarding course. It reflects the latest ECC science and findings from the 2011 U.S. Lifeguard Standards Coalition Report.

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

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Wilderness and Remote First Aid Emergency Reference Guide

The Wilderness and Remote First Aid Emergency Reference Guide is a 113 page manual for use in the course and serves as an important emergency reference guide after training is complete. Topics covered include altitude illnesses, hypothermia, shock and heart attack, poisoning, snow blindness, wounds and wound infection.


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Wilderness and Remote First Aid Pocket Guide

The Wilderness and Remote First Aid Pocket Guide is a handy 8-panel (front and back), fold-out first aid reference specifically designed for use in the field.