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BLS Healthcare Provider 


    This certified course is for professionals with job-related duties in emergency response (nurses, certified nursing assistants, EMS personnel, personal trainers, lifeguards, dentists, flight attendants, home health aids, etc.) who have not been certified previously or whose certification has expired.

Curriculum:


Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrest, choking and shock.


 - CPR/AED Adult, Child, Infant (1 and 2 person).


 - FBAO: Choking for Adult, Child, Infant.


 - Bag valve mask usage.


 - Learn how to properly utilize an AED.


 - 2 year American Heart (AHA) BLS certification.


 - Emergency response skill sheet and personal protective equipment provided; Healthcare Provider BLS handbook included.

 


CPR/AED: Adult, Child, Infant


     This certified course is for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding and respond to a variety of health care emergencies, such as stroke, heart attack, shock, choking, breathing emergencies and unconscious infants, children and adults.

Curriculum:


 - Recognition of heart attacks, cardiac arrest, choking, absence of breathing and shock.


 - CPR/AED Adult, Child, Infant.


 - Choking for adult, Child, Infant.


 - Learn how to properly utilize an AED.


 - 2 year American Heart (AHA) certification.





CPR-AED/First Aid Combo


     This certified course is for anyone who wants or needs to deepen their understanding and respond to a variety of healthcare emergencies, such as stroke, heart attack, bleeding, broken bones and other first aid related issues.

Curriculum:

 - Recognition of heart attacks, cardiac arrest, choking, absence of breathing and shock.

 - CPR/AED Adult, Child, Infant.


 - Choking for adult, Child, Infant.


 - Learn how to properly utilize an AED.

 

 - Managing First Aid emergencies such as bleeding, broken bones, insect bites, allergic reactions, burns, muscular-skeletal injuries, poisoning, nose bleeds, breathing issues related to asthma or other chronic illnesses and shock.


 - 2 year American Heart (AHA) certification.




FIRST AID


This certified course is for anyone who wants or needs to deepen their understanding and respond to a variety of first aid emergencies.

 - Managing First Aid emergencies such as bleeding, broken bones, insect bites, allergic reactions, burns, muscular-skeletal injuries, poisoning, nose bleeds, breathing issues related to asthma or other chronic illnesses and shock.


 - 2 year American Heart (AHA) certification.

Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Purpose The purpose of this instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-toSwim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses (including Safety Training for Swim Coaches*) and Water Safety Presentations.

*Prior to teaching Safety Training for Swim Coaches, Water Safety Instructors must complete an online orientation to Safety Training for Swim Coaches on Instructor’s Corner.

Prerequisites:

   Be at least 16 years old on or before the last day of the Instructor Course

   Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:

       1. Swim the following strokes consistent with the Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4:

             o Front Crawl – 25 yards

             o Back Crawl – 25 yards

             o Breaststroke – 25 yards

             o Elementary Backstroke – 25 yards

             o Sidestroke – 25 yards

             o Butterfly – 15 yards. 

       2. Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)

       3. Tread water for 1 minute

Learning Objectives:

 Exhibit the characteristics required of a Red Cross representative and role model

 Conduct courses in a manner that helps participants stay engaged in the learning process

 Effectively use program materials and training equipment

 Ensure participants’ health and safety during training

 Identify required information for reporting course enrollments and maintaining instructor certification

 Deliver quality, consistent and standardized content by following the Water Safety Instructor’s Manual

 Identify key elements and strategies for planning and preparing effective and safe swim lessons

 Monitor participants’ practice and provide positive, corrective feedback and encouragement consistent with the skill charts and skill assessment tool

 Develop the ability to effectively communicate about participants’ progress in swim lessons

 Describe the importance of effective observation for teaching and how to develop it

 Modify teaching to meet unexpected challenges, including dealing with participants who misbehave

 Demonstrate the ability to accommodate participants who move, learn, communicate and behave differently

 

Certification Requirements:

 Successfully complete the Precourse Session

 Attend and actively participate in all course sessions

 Successfully complete class activities, including the required practice teaching assignments

 Score a minimum of 80 percent (40 correct answers out of 50 questions) on the final written exam

 - 2 year Red Cross certification.




New Lifeguard Training (American Red Cross Certified) 2017


    This course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. This program offers a choice of Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience.

Prerequisites:

   1. Be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.

   2. 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.

   3. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

   4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds: o Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed.

        o Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.

        o 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.

        o Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Learning Objectives :

Candidates must

 Meet the age requirement.

 Demonstrate proficiency in all of the prerequisite skills.

 Describe the characteristics and responsibilities of a professional lifeguard.

 Explain how to fulfill the responsibilities of a professional lifeguard

 Define certain legal considerations and apply them to situations that might be encountered in lifeguarding.

 Describe ongoing training for lifeguards.

 Describe what it means to work as part of a lifeguard and safety team.

 Describe the role lifeguards play in ensuring facility safety.

 Identify how to ensure the safety of patrons when weather conditions create safety concerns.

 Describe the role that facility management plays in facility safety.

 Describe the drowning process.

 Identify the behaviors of a swimmer, distressed swimmer, and an active and a passive victim.

 Identify and define elements of effective surveillance.

 Explain proper scanning techniques and identify tactics to overcome scanning challenges.

 Identify various types of zones of surveillance.

 Explain how communication with patrons plays a role in preventing

 Explain patron surveillance techniques for various activities.

 Identify how to recognize and care for a victim of poisoning, heat-related illnesses and coldrelated emergencies.

 Demonstrate the ability to work as a team to implement an EAP, perform a secondary assessment and provide first aid care.

 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 perform front and rear head-hold escapes.

 Demonstrate how to give in-water ventilations.

 Demonstrate how to perform a quick extrication of a victim from the water.

 Demonstrate how to care for victims with head, neck and spinal injuries in shallow and deep water.

 Demonstrate how to care for a victim with a head, neck or spinal injury in shallow 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.

 

Certification Requirements:

     Attend the entire course and participate in all class sessions.

     Actively participate in all course activities, including assuming various roles during scenarios.

     Demonstrate competency in all required skills.

     Pass the final skills scenarios.

     Successfully pass final written exams with a minimum grade of 80%. If a participant fails to reach the minimum 80% on the final written exam, a retest is allowed using the other version of the exam, provided that the participant has passed the practical assessment.

 - 2 year Red Cross certification.


Lifeguard Recertification

Prerequisites:

Must be a current lifeguard who's certification is about to expire.

Learning Objectives :

Review and update all of the rescue techniques as well as cpr-aed, first aid, and oxygen.

 

 - 2 year Red Cross certification.


     

Bloodborne Pathogens


     This certified course meets OSHA's revised Blood-borne Pathogens Standards and is designed to provide critical information to laypersons, bystanders and emergency personnel regarding pathogenic exposure inherent in first aid contact. Best taken in conjunction with First Aid and/or CPR.

Curriculum:


 - How blood-borne pathogens are spread. 


 - Recognizing duties that may involve exposure.


 - How to take universal precautions to prevent the spread of blood-borne pathogens.


 - Proper disposal methods.


 - Management of exposure to infectious materials.


 - 1 year Red Cross certification.



Universal Sanitation


     This certified course meets the State of Florida requirements for assisted living facilities and foster parents. The program uses a variety of learning techniques in sessions specially designed for the community at large. 
Curriculum:


 - How blood-borne pathogens are spread.


 - Recognizing duties that may involve exposure.


 - How to take universal precautions to prevent the spread of blood-borne pathogens.


 - Proper cleaning/disposal methods.

 - Management of exposure to infectious materials.


 - 1 year Red Cross certification




HIV/AIDS


     This certified course meets the State of Florida requirements for HIV/AIDS education.
The Basic HIV/AIDS Program uses a variety of learning techniques in sessions specially designed for the community at large.

Curriculum:


 - HIV transmission and prevention.


 - Decision making skill development to avoid the risk of HIV infection.


 - 1 year Red Cross certification.




Water Safety
     This certified course is for anyone who needs or wants to understand how to be safe in, on or around the water.

Curriculum:


 - Importance of water safety training


 - Proper supervision around water.


 - Identifying safe and unsafe water including lakes, oceans, pools and water parks.


 - Boating safety.


 - Swimming and diving safety.


 - 1 year Red Cross certification.


Oxygen Administration

     

     To give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to a victim of a breathing emergency using breathing devices, including resuscitation masks, bag-valve-mask resuscitators (BVMs) and emergency oxygen.
 

Prerequisites Current American Red Cross Adult, Child or Infant CPR or equivalent Learning.

 

Objectives:

 Describe the importance of administering emergency oxygen.

 List the steps required to administer emergency oxygen.

 Identify different oxygen delivery devices and when to use them.

 List the precautions to take when using emergency oxygen.

 Demonstrate how to properly remove disposable gloves.

 Demonstrate how to use a resuscitation mask and BVM to ventilate a nonbreathing victim.

 Demonstrate how to prepare the oxygen equipment and administer emergency oxygen to a breathing or a nonbreathing victim.

 - 1 year Red Cross certification.