CPR Certification Classes


Adult and Child, First Aid/ CPR/ AED

The American Red Cross First Aid/ CPR/ AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach 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. 

This course meets guidelines and requirements for NMU teaching certification, child care center workers, and for anyone interested in learning about First Aid/ CPR/ AED use.

Prerequisites
None

Certification Requirements
- Attend and participate in all course sessions
- Demonstrate competency in all required skills listed on the skills checklist
- Participate in all skills sessions
- Pass each section of the written exam with a score of 80% or better

Certification Issued & Validity Period
All First Aid/ CPR/ AED certifications are valid for two years from date of course completion.

Cost
$65 for Rec Members
$75 for Non-Members

 

Winter 2015 Dates (choose one session)

January Certification Course

Date: Saturday, January 24
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: PEIF REC Center Conference Room

Click Here to Register for January

This course meets guidelines and requirements for health care providers, rescue and emergency personnel. For NMU students wishing to attend these courses, please check with your advisor to determine if this course meets the requirements for your program.
 


CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers

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. 

This course meets guidelines and requirements for students in the Athletic Training, Clinical Sciences, Radiology, Radiography, Health, Education, Wellness, and Exercise Science programs. This course also meets guidelines for Fire, EMS and police personnel. This course does meet the requirements for NMU Nursing students.

Prerequisites
None

Certification Requirements
- Attend all class sessions
- Participate in all skill sessions and scenarios
- Demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios
- Pass a final written exam with a minimum grade of 80% on both Section 1 and Section 2.

Certification Issued & Validity Period
Certification validity is two years from date of course completion. 

Cost
$75 for Rec Members
$95 for Non-Members
 

Winter 2015 Dates (choose one session)

January Certification Course:

Date: Sunday, January 25
Time: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: PEIF REC Center Conference Room

Click Here to Register for January

This course meets guidelines and requirements for health care providers, rescue and emergency personnel. For NMU students wishing to attend these courses, please check with your advisor to determine if this course meets the requirements for your program.
 


CPR Recertification

The American Red Cross allows individuals to recertify before their current certification expires (or within 30 days of expiration). Individuals must present proof of current certification on the day the class is held. Individuals are responsible for reviewing information before the recertification course is held. Re-certification courses take no more than 2-3 hours depending on the number of participants. 

Cost
$50 for Rec Members
$60 for Non-Members

Dates and Times:

TBA

 


Wilderness and Remote First Aid

To provide individuals a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response. This includes wilderness and remote environments, including urban disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes.

Course length is 16 hours. 

Prerequisites
- Possess current American Red Cross Adult CPR/ AED certification. 
- Be at least 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled course session. 

Course Objectives
- Define wilderness first aid
- Describe the difference between wilderness first aid and standard first aid
- Describe the importance of immediately establishing control of the scene and starting the primary assessment
- Discuss the importance of doing a secondary assessment
- Discuss calling for help from a delayed-help perspective and evacuation considerations
- Demonstrate a field assessment for injuries to the head
- Define types of abdominal pain and discomfort including gastroenteritis (stomachache) and diarrhea
- Describe the basics of an allergic response and its treatment and prevention
- Define altitude illnesses including acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) and high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)
- Define types of burn injuries
- Demonstrate a field assessment of a person with a chest injury
- Describe the contents of an adequate wilderness and remote first aid kit, and its uses
- Define the different types of heat-related illnesses
- Describe the mechanisms of heat loss versus heat gain
- Demonstrate a field assessment for injuries to bones and joints
- Define shock and discuss the stages of shock
- Define heart attack
- Define serious bleeding and demonstrate control of bleeding
- Describe briefly the general sequence of events during a submersion (drowning) incident
- Describe how lightning can cause injury and/or death

Certification Requirements
- Attend all class sessions
- Participate in all skill sessions and activities
- Demonstrate competency in all observable skills
- Complete the scenarios
- If certification required by employer or organization, pass the optional final written exam with a minimum grade of 80%

Certification Issued & Validity Period
Certification validity is two years from date of course completion. 

Cost and Participant Materials
- $105 for Rec Members
- $125 for Non-Members
- Cost includes participant manual, certification cards, and resuscitation mask.

No offerings at this time.

 


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