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 in accordance with 2015 Guidelines. You must pass both Skill and Written exams to obtain certification, and it is good for 2 years from date of issue.

Included in your Northwest Nursing Assistant Certified training tuition is the American Heart Association Basic Life Support training. This training, which includes the AHA Healthcare Provider CPR course, is designed for healthcare professionals and required by hospitals and nursing schools. You will gain knowledge in several areas from this course, including the basic steps of CPR, relieving choking, and using an automated external defibrillator (AED), from the standpoint of the Professional Health-Care Provider.

The course will cover situations where CPR is needed, the first responder’s responsibilities, and 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. After learning proper procedures, students will get a chance to practice what they’ve learned. After completion of CPR and First Aid certification training, students will take a written exam to test their proficiency. If needed, additional tests may be offered.

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. This may 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

Once the course is complete, 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. You will also be trained on temporary measures like 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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