Heartsaver First Aid (replaces Medic First Aid basic)
A basic training course in emergency care. Adult CPR and other important skills are combined into one seven hour course allowing the participant to function with one consistent set of priorities in a medical emergency. Students learn the priorities of care and approach of the patient used by professionals. This approach results in a continuity of care as the patient is passed on to the paramedics, a nurse or doctor.
The award-winning American Heart Association First Aid Course is designed to provide individuals with the critical life-saving skills to care for a victim of an illness or injury until EMS arrives. This course provide training in the basic first aid procedures with the opportunity for training in adult CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The intended audience is people assigned to respond to emergencies in the workplace or community as well as individuals who want to learn first aid skills. This class along with Heartsaver CPR meet the requirements for Day Care Providers and is a 7 hour course.
This course consists of video segments, manikin and group practice. Classes are held on Saturdays and are usually conducted one or twice a quarter. Registration is available in Fire Administration, 480 North Canal Street, Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00. There is a non-resident fee of $80.00. The fee for residents is $20.00 (covers the cost of class materials). Proof of residency is required. For more information call (650) 829-3950.