The primary purpose of the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. This program offers a choice of first aid, CPR and AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience. The care steps in the program are consistent with the 2015 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and the 2015 American Heart Association and American Red Cross Guidelines for CPR and First Aid.
This manual covers skills that students need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. This manual has been updated with the 2015 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Guidelines.
Topics covered include:
- Chapter 1: Before Giving Care and Checking an Injured or Ill Person
- Chapter 2: Checking an Injured or Ill Person
- Chapter 3: Cardiac Emergencies
- Chapter 4: Choking
- Chapter 5: Sudden Illness
- Chapter 6: Traumatic Injuries
- Chapter 7: Environmental Injuries and Illnesses
- Appendix A: Emergency Moves
- Appendix B: Special First Aid Situations
- Appendix C: Special Considerations for Signs and Symptoms in Children
- Appendix D: Injury Prevention