Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

Who should attend

This course is intended for non-medical personnel who need a course completion card for a job. Typically, this would include teachers, coaches, camp counselors, school bus drivers, personal trainers, daycare workers, babysitters, non-health care assisted living employees, lifeguard, construction workers, etc.  Anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting may also attend.


This course teaches the critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives.  Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven  practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe  the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of  skills. 


  • Video-based course ensures consistency 
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • This course has been updated to reflect new science in the
    2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and the 2015 American Heart Association and American Red Cross Update for First Aid.

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers
  • Describe the key steps in first aid
  • Remove protective gloves
  • Find the problem
  • Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant
  • Use an epinephrine pen
  • Control bleeding and bandaging
  • Recognize elements of common injuries
  • Recognize elements of common illnesses
  • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
  • Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers
  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*

 *Child and infant modules are optional. 

Course Options

Don't need first aid training?

If you do not want the first aid instruction and certification.

select "Heartsaver CPR AED (NO first aid)"

Save time:

You can learn on-line at your own pace then attend a short in-person skills session.

  1. First, go to and complete "Heartsaver CPR AED Online and and print out the "Certificate of Completion."
  2. Select "Heartsaver CPR AED (skills session)" below.
  3. Bring the above Certificate to my in-person skills session.

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