First aid is the temporary and immediate care of a person who is injured or ill. In this course you will learn how to recognize symptoms that require first aid. Learn how to administer treatment so you can help save lives, prevent further injury, relieve pain, and control shock until medical aid arrives.
This course will teach you basic first aid techniques that will allow you to be of assistance to persons who are bleeding, in shock, unconscious, having a heart attack, sustain a fracture or dislocations, or have ingested or been exposed to a poisonous substance.
NOTE: First Aid/CPR cards that are effective for two years from the date of issue will be presented to those participants who successfully complete the course.
Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
- Recognize the symptoms and be able to administer treatment to accident victims in the following areas:
- Shock, unconsciousness, and heart attack
- Fractures and dislocations
- Correctly perform CPR.
Competencies covered in this course: Safety
Intended Audience: Employees who are required to have a Basic First Aid card as stated in WAC 296-24-060.