Our First Aid / CPR training and certification program provides a basic level of training for citizens and community responders; however, all first aid training courses can be tailored to the mission needs of your institution or business. Please contact us to discuss the level of training for you mission needs.
This class is open to anyone over 18 years of age (Security or Non-security)
OFFICIAL COURSE: Only $50.00!!
(Includes Wall Certificate and Pocket Card – Issued Same Day)
Our safety Instructors have been reviewed, approved, and meet the guidelines of numerous federal, state and local agencies, organizations and regulatory bodies, including OSHA, CECBEMS, USCG, and state Health, Human Services, and EMS departments for training in CPR, First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens. In addition to training, we provide supplies and support to businesses, schools, government agencies and the general community. We can meet your needs whether you are an institution, a corporation seeking to efficiently train its staff, an individual seeking to meet job requirements, or just a concerned citizen wishing to be better prepared for an emergency.
First Aid/CPR Training in Austin
First aid is the initial care provided by a responder with little equipment to someone who is injured or has suddenly become ill.
What is First Aid Certification?
Courses providing a basic body of knowledge and skills a citizen responder needed to respond confidently and effectively in an emergency. The emergency care procedures taught are based on the most current recommendations published by the International First Aid Science Advisory Board. The First Aid training program and certification by
CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. CPR is a series of immediate actions taken when a person suffers a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). During a SCA, the heart stops suddenly and the victim’s brain is no longer getting oxygen. If oxygenated blood flow isn’t restored within a few minutes, the victim will die. CPR training teaches lay and medical rescuers to recognize the emergency, call 911, assess for breathing and restore the flow of oxygen to the brain with chest compressions and rescue breath.
The main reason is to restore oxygenated blood to the victim’s brain following a SCA or sudden cardiac arrest. Following a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), the victim is not breathing adequately or not breathing at all and the heart is not pumping oxygenated blood to the brain and vital organs; clinically, the victim is dead. However, biologically the victim still has a chance at survival. After 4–6 minutes without oxygen the brain will be permanently damaged. After 10 minutes without oxygen, the brain is dead, and biological death has occurred. Biological death is irreversible. We do CPR to keep the brain alive after an SCA by pumping blood to the brain with external chest compressions.
AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. It is a safe and easy to use device that delivers a therapeutic electric shock to the heart as treatment for a victim in Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). AED’s are mobile and often found on the walls of public and corporate venues, much like a fire extinguisher.
Why do we use AED’s?
During SCA, the heart stops suddenly and in 90 percent of cases, the heart goes into a fatal rhythm known as ventricular fibrillation. The only treatment to correct ventricular fibrillation is to defibrillate by applying an electric shock to the heart. AED’s provide the means to defibrillate. AED’s can be used on a victim of ANY age, and by people with no medical training. AED training may become a mandatory requirement in the upcoming 2015 CPR guidelines.
TRAINING SUPPLIES SUPPORT
Training Programs Offered
- First Aid
- Bloodborne Pathogens
Supplies Available for Purchase:
- CPR Masks
- First Aid Supplies
- Disaster Supplies
CPR & AED Certification for Community Rescuers:
- OSHA Compliant
- 2-year Certification
- Includes Certification Card
- 32 page Workbook
- Instructor-to-Student Ratio of 1:12
- Requires Written and Practical Skills Testing
Major Topics Covered:
- Scene Assessment
- Responding to an Emergency
- Legal Issues
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Personal Protective Equipment
- AED use – Safety Precautions
- Adult, Child and Infant CPR and Choking Care
- CPR Barriers
- Recovery Position
CPR /AED Classes Available
Our professional, affordable safety training programs and safety materials have been tailored to meet the demands of citizens and community responders.
Individual Courses We Currently Offer:
- First Aid
- CPR/AED/First Aid
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- CPR/AED/First AID/ BBP
- AEDs can be used on adults, children and infants
- AED usage within the first three minutes of SCA can increase survival rates over 80%
- 4 out of 5 cardiac arrests (88%) occur at home, so it’s likely that if you know CPR and have access to an AED you may save the life of a loved one.
- Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is present in almost 90% of adult cardiac arrest; the only way to stop V-Fib is with a defibrillator
- The sooner an AED is used, the more likely it will work. An SCA victim losses 7-10% chance at survival for every minute after SCA that an AED is not used
- Less than 8% of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital will survive
Bloodbourne Pathogens (BBP):
In 2009, there were 3.3 million reported cases of workplace illness or injury. Our training in BBP will help to reduce an individual’s risk to exposure and meet your organization’s requirement for annual training in bloodborne pathogens, as described in the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR1910.1030.
Topics Covered Will Include:
- Understand what bloodborne pathogens are and why they are dangerous.
- Understand basic information regarding HIV, hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV)
- Learn the routes of exposure, techniques to reduce the risk of exposure, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Understand what resources are available to employees in the workplace.
- How to respond safely to an emergency at work.
- Guidelines for post exposure situations.
- Materials and training to satisfy the OSHA annual training requirement in bloodborne pathogen awareness.
This class is open to anyone over 18 years of age
Please check our Schedule for the Next Class or Request a Private Class or Group Session at any time.
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