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Upcoming Health & Safety Courses:

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED:

-Full Course:  Sat., Oct. 4

-Review Course:  Sun., Oct. 26

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers

-Full Course:  Sat., Nov. 8

-Review Course:  Sat., Nov. 22

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Re-Certification

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Mon. - Thu.
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Mon. - Thu.
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Fri.
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Sun.
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American Red Cross Health & Safety Program

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers

Certificate Issued:  CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers

Length of Certification:  2 Years

Full Course

Course Length:  5.5 Hours
Prerequisites:  None
Dates/Times:

  • Saturday, November 8:  11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:  Wet Classroom

Purpose - The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers program is to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the responsibilities and characteristics of professional rescuers.
  • List the series of events that occur when the emergency medical services (EMS) system is activated.
  • Understand how legal considerations affect professional rescuers.
  • Recognize a life-threatening injury or illness.
  • Demonstrate how to perform a primary assessment.
  • Determine when it is appropriate to call for more advanced medical personnel.
  • Describe instances in which a victim should be moved.
  • Recognize and care for a breathing emergency.
  • Demonstrate how to give ventilations using a resuscitation mask (adult/child and infant).
  • Demonstrate how to use a bag-valve-mask resuscitator (BVM) with two rescuers.
  • Demonstrate how to care for an obstructed airway (adult/child and infant).
  • List the links of the Cardiac Chain of Survival.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
  • Identify how to care for a heart attack.
  • Identify special situations that may arise when performing CPR.
  • Describe the role and importance of early CPR in cardiac arrest.
  • Demonstrate how to perform CPR (adult/child and infant).
  • Demonstrate how to perform two-rescuer CPR (adult/child and infant).
  • Describe what defibrillation is and how it works.
  • Describe the role and importance of early defibrillation in cardiac arrest.
  • List the general steps for using an automated external defibrillator (AED).
  • Identify precautions for using an AED.
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED (adult, child or infant).
  • Describe the differences in using an AED (adult, child and infant) when CPR is in progress.
  • Decide what care to provide for breathing and cardiac emergencies.
Re-certification Course

Course Length:  2-3 Hours
Prerequisites:  Must possess a current CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider Certification (or the equivalent).
Dates/Times:

  • Saturday, November 22:  11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location:  Wet Classroom

Purpose - The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal class setting. The format optimizes a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations. The responsibility for preparing for the final written exam is shared by the instructor and the participant.

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Certificate Issued:  Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
Length of Certification:  2 Years

Full Course

Course Length:  5.5 Hours
Prerequisites:  None
Dates/Times:

  • Saturday, October 4:  11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:  Wet Classroom

Purpose - The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

Learning Objectives:

  • Before Giving Care and Checking an Injured or Ill Person
  • Describe how to recognize an emergency and prioritize care for injuries and sudden illnesses.
  • Identify the difference between (expressed) consent and implied consent.
  • Identify how to reduce the risk of disease transmission when giving care.
  • Explain how to activate and work with the emergency medical services (EMS) system.
  • Describe the purpose of Good Samaritan laws.
  • Explain when to move an injured or ill person from a dangerous scene.
  • Explain how to check a conscious person for life-threatening and non-life-threatening conditions.
  • Identify signals of shock and help minimize its effects.
  • Demonstrate how to check an unconscious person for life-threatening conditions.

CPR/AED

  • Recognize the signals of a cardiac emergency.
  • Identify the links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival.
  • Describe how to care for a heart attack.
  • List the causes of cardiac arrest.
  • Explain the role of CPR in cardiac arrest.
  • Demonstrate how to perform CPR.
  • Recognize the signals of a breathing emergency.
  • Demonstrate how to care for a person who is choking.
  • Explain what defibrillation is and how it works.
  • Identify precautions to take when using an AED on a person in sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED.

First Aid

  • Identify the signals of common sudden illnesses and how to care for common sudden illnesses.
  • Describe how to care for someone who is having a seizure.
  • Identify the signals of and how to care for heat-related illnesses and cold-related emergencies.
  • Identify signals of and how to care for various soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Demonstrate how to control external bleeding.
  • Identify signals of and explain how to care for head, neck and spinal injuries.
  • Explain how to care for muscle, bone or joint injuries.
Re-certification Course

Course Length:  2-3 Hours
Prerequisites:  Must possess a current Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (or the equivalent).
Dates/Times:

  • Sunday, October 26:  2 - 5 p.m.

Location:  Wet Classroom

Purpose - The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal class setting. The format optimizes a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills tests. The responsibility for preparing for the written exam (if requested or required by an employer or state or local regulations) is shared by the instructor and participant.

Lifeguarding Certification

Certificate Issued:  Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
Length of Certification:  2 Years

Full Course

Course Length:  25 Hours
Prerequisites:

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.  Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.  Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water.  Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.  Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Dates: TBA Spring 2015 
Times: 
Locations:  Wet Classroom & SRC Pool

Purpose – The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the characteristics and responsibilities of a professional lifeguard.
  • Define certain legal considerations and apply them to situations that might be encountered in lifeguarding.
  • Demonstrate how to safely and effectively enter the water and approach a victim.
  • Identify the behaviors of a swimmer, distressed swimmer, and an active and a passive victim.
  • Demonstrate how to perform effective surveillance including scanning, victim recognition and lifeguard rotations.
  • Demonstrate how to safely and effectively assist a distressed swimmer, rescue an active and passive victim and rescue multiple victims.
  • Demonstrate how to safely and effectively rescue a submerged victim in shallow or deep water.
  • Demonstrate how to safely and effectively perform feet-first and head-first surface dives.
  • Demonstrate how to safely and effectively perform a two-person removal of a victim from the water using a backboard.
  • Recognize and care for a breathing emergency.
  • Recognize the signs of a heart attack.
  • Identify the steps for caring for a victim of a heart attack.
  • Demonstrate how to safely and effectively perform CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator.
  • Identify how to recognize and care for a victim of sudden illness, injuries and shock.
  • Demonstrate how to immobilize muscle, bone and joint injuries.
  • Identify possible causes of head, neck or spinal injuries on land.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of head, neck or spinal injuries.
  • Demonstrate how to care for victims with head, neck or spinal injuries on land.
  • Demonstrate how to care for victims with head, neck and spinal injuries in shallow and deep water.
  • Demonstrate how to rescue an active victim in deep water.
  • Demonstrate how to rescue a submerged passive victim in deep water and provide care.
Re-certification Course

Course Length:  12 Hours
Prerequisites:  Must possess a current Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (or the equivalent).
Dates/Times:  Apr. 26 & 27

  • TBA Fall 2014

Location:  Wet Classroom & SRC Pool

Purpose - The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting.  The review course format optimizes a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations.  The responsibility for preparing for the final written exam is shared by the instructor and the participant.

Health and Safety Enrollment Policy

The minimum enrollment for each course is 5, and maximum enrollment for each course is 15 individuals. We reserve the right to cancel any class that does not meet the minimum enrollment requirement.

Fee Structure

Lifeguarding Training

  • Full Course
    • Students - $180.00 Per Course
    • Faculty/Staff Member - $200.00 Per Course
    • Faculty/Staff/Student Dependent - $220.00 Per Course
  • Re-certification Course
    • Students - $70.00 Per Course
    • Faculty/Staff Member - $85.00 Per Course
    • Faculty/Staff/Student Dependent - $100.00 Per Course

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers

  • Full Course
    • Students - $40.00 Per Course
    • Faculty/Staff Member - $55.00 Per Course
    • Faculty/Staff/Student Dependent - $70.00 Per Course
  • Re-certification Course
    • Students - $30.00 Per Course
    • Faculty/Staff Member - $40.00 Per Course
    • Faculty/Staff/Student Dependent - $50.00 Per Course

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

  • Full Course
    • Students - $40.00 Per Course
    • Faculty/Staff Member - $55.00 Per Course
    • Faculty/Staff/Student Dependent - $70.00 Per Course
  • Re-certification Course
    • Students - $30.00 Per Course
    • Faculty/Staff Member - $40.00 Per Course
    • Faculty/Staff/Student Dependent - $50.00 Per Course

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