The Heartsaver First Aid, Heartsaver CPR AED, and Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED courses are designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Heartsaver courses are designed to be flexible and customizable with optional modules, and are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.
After successfully completing the Heartsaver First Aid course or the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course, students should be able to:
list the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of the first aid rescuer
describe the key steps in first aid
describe the assessment of and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
use an epinephrine pen
recognize elements of common injuries and illnesses
recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers.
After successfully completing the Heartsaver CPR AED course or the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course, students should be able to:
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 alone or as a team member during multi-rescuer CPR (child and infant CPR modules are optional)
give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a barrier device for all age groups
demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult (child and infant AED modules are optional)
describe when and how to help a choking adult or child (infant choking module is optional).
Upon successful completion of each course, including relevant skills testing, students receive a course completion card that is valid for two years.
Key Features and Benefits
DVD navigation and menu options have been designed to support both classroom-based and blended-learning course formats. DVDs include navigation and menu options that allow the Instructor to easily choose the correct video segments for the Heartsaver course they are teaching.
Disc one (CPR AED)
Life is Why
Adult CPR AED
Child CPR AED
Infant CPR, Asthma (California only)
Skills Practice Menu
Disc two (first aid)
Life is Why
First Aid Topics:
First Aid Basics: Duties and Key Steps
Preventing Illness and Injury: Legal Questions
Skills Review Menu
Dimensions and Specifications
2-disc set Running times:
Disc one (CPR AED): 106 minutes
Disc two (first aid): 119 minutes
Additional Supplies Needed for Operation
To teach the Heartsaver courses listed above, you will also need:
the student workbook for the course you are teaching
Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual(item no. EC15-1023)