CPR and First Aid Certification

American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS and Heartsaver First Aid (2015 Guidelines)

This is a video-based, instructor-led course and includes 1,2 and multiple rescuer CPR/AED instruction for Adults, Children and Infants. The course is  in accordance with 2015 Guidelines. As such, you must pass both Skill and Written exams to obtain certification. The certificate is good for 2 years from the date of issue.

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support training is included in your Northwest Nursing Assistant Certified training. Also, this training includes the AHA Healthcare Provider CPR course. It is designed for healthcare professionals, and hospitals and nursing schools require this training.

In addition, you will learn the basic steps of CPR, how to relieve choking, and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), from the standpoint of the Professional Health-Care Provider.

CPR and First Aid in the Classroom

The course will cover multiple scenarios. This includes assessing when you need to perform CPR and your responsibilities as a first responder. It will also cover the various steps of BLS situations. We will discuss several situations, such as what to do if someone is having a heart attack, has been in an accident, or is choking.

Consequently, after learning proper procedures, students will get a chance to practice what they’ve learned. After they complete CPR and First Aid certification training, students will take a written exam to test their proficiency. If needed, we may offer additional tests.

When you complete the CPR and First Aid certification course and earn a passing grade on the exam, you will receive your CPR and First Aid card.

This training is required in many nursing professions and is recommended for other occupations as well. Such occupations include dentists, dental hygienists, massage therapists, and elderly patient caregivers. This course teaches one and two-rescuer CPR and AED usage for adults, children, and infants in accordance to AHA guidelines.


CPR and First Aid Certification (2015 Guidelines)

This is a video-based, instructor-led course that covers the duties and responsibilities of first-aid rescuers, as well as medical, injury and environmental emergencies in accordance with 2015 Guidelines. You must pass both skills and written exams to obtain Certification, and it is good for 2 years from date of issue.

CPR and First Aid Certification is included with your NW Nursing Assistant Training tuition. This training is designed for healthcare professionals and hospitals and nursing schools require it.

Topics include:

  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury
  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies
  • Child CPR and AED use
  • Infant CPR

What to Expect When the Course is Complete

Once the they have completed the course, students will be able to recognize priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first responders and will be able to describe the necessary steps to provide first aid care or CPR. This includes correctly identifying the problem and recognizing the necessary actions to take in potentially life-threatening situations, such as heart attacks, choking, and strokes.

The class will cover the differences in life-saving maneuvers between adults, children, and infants. Furthermore, you will also be trained to conduct temporary measures such as controlling bleeding, using an epinephrine pen, and using an AED.

Students who complete this course will earn their American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course completion card that is valid for 2 years.


Disclosure Statement: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.

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