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Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

If a person’s not breathing and their heart is not beating, they can die or suffer permanent brain damage very quickly. In situations like this, it’s important to know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. This course explains when and how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The proper process for providing Hands-Only CPR is also explained.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain when to summon emergency medical assistance if a person’s heart isn’t beating
  • Explain what CPR is
  • Explain when to provide CPR
  • List four things to check before performing CPR on a person
  • Explain how to provide CPR
  • Explain how to perform Hands-Only CPR

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Alcohol and drug overdoses are serious situations at work. They can lead to poor job performance, workplace violence, severe injuries, and even death. In this course, you’ll learn some common types of drugs that can be overdosed on, symptoms of alcohol and drug overdoses, best practices for interacting with someone who’s overdosed on alcohol or drugs, and first aid to help the person who’s overdosed.

Learning Objectives

  • List general types, or categories, of drugs
  • List some symptoms of a drug or alcohol overdose
  • List the type or types of emergency aid to summon, depending on the overdose case
  • List some actions to take while providing first aid to a drug overdose victim

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

People can receive bites or scratches from small animals, larger animals including livestock and large predatory animals, and even other humans. All of these may be situations that require at least simple, basic first aid, and in some cases they may require additional emergency medical care. In this course, you’ll learn the basics of what to do if someone is bitten or scratched by a small animal, livestock, a larger predatory animal, or another person.

Learning Objectives

  • List some ways to avoid being bitten and scratched by small animals, cats, dogs, livestock, large predatory animals, and humans
  • Explain appropriate first aid for small animal, cat, dog, livestock, large predatory animal, and human bites and scratches

Duration: 0.53 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

In some first aid situations, the victim’s heart will be beating too quickly or in an irregular manner. In cases like these, an automated external defibrillator, also known as an AED, can be used to shock the person’s heart back into a normal rhythm. In this course, you’ll learn when and how to use an AED, including an automatic AED and a semi-automatic AED.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the first aid to provide if someone suddenly collapses and appears to be unconscious
  • Explain the first aid to provide if you come upon someone who is unconscious
  • Explain when to summon emergency medical assistance
  • Explain what an AED is
  • Explain what an AED does
  • List and explain the different basic parts of an AED
  • List the two basic types of AEDs
  • List the steps of using an automatic AED
  • List the steps of using a semi-automatic AED

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

There are certain cases when a person is bleeding that are always emergencies. These include extreme blood loss, amputations, abdominal evisceration wounds, sucking chest wounds, and internal bleeding. This course explains the importance of calling for emergency medical assistance in these situations and lists the appropriate steps of first aid to provide.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the importance of calling for emergency medical care if someone is bleeding severely
  • Explain the importance of protecting yourself before you provide first aid to a person who’s bleeding severely
  • List items to use for your protection while providing first aid to a person who is bleeding
  • Define the terms “amputation,” “abdominal evisceration wound,” “sucking chest wound,” and internal bleeding
  • List signs and symptoms for a sucking chest wound and internal bleeding
  • List first aid steps for severe bleeding, amputation, abdominal evisceration wound, impaled objects, sucking chest wound, and internal bleeding

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

People can have difficulty breathing for many reasons; these can be universally referred to as breathing emergencies. Breathing emergencies can be caused by choking, a punctured lung, an allergic reaction, exposure to chemicals or other toxins, asthma, and other causes. In this course you’ll learn more about the causes of breathing emergencies, symptoms of breathing emergencies, how to provide first aid, and you’ll get guidance on calling for emergency medical assistance.

Learning Objectives

  • List some causes of breathing emergencies
  • List some symptoms of breathing emergencies
  • Describe some initial first aid for a breathing emergency
  • Explain what the Heimlich maneuver is
  • Explain when to perform the Heimlich maneuver
  • Describe how to perform the Heimlich maneuver
  • Explain when to provide artificial respiration
  • Explain how to provide artificial respiration
  • Explain when to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Broken and dislocated bones are a common injury in all walks of life, including at the workplace. By following safe work practices, properly guarding hazards, and wearing appropriate PPE, these injuries can be avoided. However, in some cases, broken bones will still occur. In this course you’ll learn some different types of broken bones and dislocations and how to provide first aid for them. You’ll also get some guidelines for when it’s necessary to summon emergency medical assistance to transport the person for additional medical care after first aid is provided.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain what a broken bone is
  • List some symptoms of broken bones
  • Explain when to arrange for emergency medical transport for a person with a broken bone
  • Explain how to provide first aid for a broken bone
  • Explain how to create and secure a splint
  • List some symptoms of a fractured rib
  • Explain how to provide first aid for a fractured rib
  • Explain what a dislocation is
  • Explain how to provide first aid for a dislocation

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Burns are a common occurrence in life, including at work. These may be something as simple as a sunburn or as frightening as a radiation burn. Burns are generally discussed in terms of their severity—first degree, second degree, and third degree. In this course, you’ll learn how to prevent burns from occurring at work, how to recognize the degree of a burn, how to provide first aid for different degrees of burns, and how to provide first aid for special types of burns, including electrical burns, burns from chemical spills, and thermal (heat) burns.

Learning Objectives

  • List two ways to avoid being burned at work
  • Explain the difference between first, second, and third degree burns
  • Identify first, second, and third degree burns
  • Explain the first aid to provide for first and second degree burns
  • Explain the first aid to provide for third degree burns
  • Explain the first aid to give for sunburns
  • Explain special aspects of the first aid to provide for chemical burns
  • Explain special aspects of the first aid to provide for electrical burns

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Dehydration can be a serious health concern and if severe enough, can even be fatal. This course explains ways to stay properly hydrated, explains how people get dehydrated and symptoms of dehydration, and explains first aid techniques for mild and severe dehydration.

Learning Objectives

  • List the four main aspects of keeping properly hydrated
  • State how to stay well hydrated
  • Explain how people get dehydrated
  • List some ways to avoid dehydration
  • Describe some first aid for mild dehydration
  • Explain what to do if someone has severe dehydration

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Diabetes is a disease that is becoming increasingly more common in the United States and in other parts of the world. As a result, the chances that you or a coworker may suffer from a diabetes-related health emergency have increased as well. In this course, you’ll get a basic idea of what diabetes is, learn how to recognize symptoms of a diabetes-related health crisis, and will learn some tips for providing first aid to a person suffering from a diabetic emergency, including both high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the relationship between diabetes and blood sugar levels
  • Describe items used to monitor and control blood sugar levels
  • List symptoms related to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Explain steps of providing first aid for someone with diabetes who’s suffering from low blood sugar
  • List symptoms related to hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
  • Explain steps for providing first aid to someone with diabetes who’s suffering from high blood sugar

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

A person’s eye can be injured easily while on the job. As a result, safety glasses or similar eye and face protection is important when appropriate. In addition, however, workers should know how to provide first aid for eye injuries suffered at work. This course covers first aid for eye injuries from chemicals, cuts and scratches, and for objects embedded in the eye, and provides general procedures for using safety showers and safety eyewashes.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the importance of wearing eye protection
  • Explain what you should learn during hazard communication training, how it can help people avoid having eye injuries, and how it can help when there is an eye injury from a chemical exposure to the eye
  • List three steps of providing first aid for eye injuries caused when chemicals contact the eye
  • Explain how to use an emergency eye wash
  • List some ways to flush chemicals from the eye when there are no eye washes available
  • Explain how to provide first aid for cuts or scratches to the eye
  • Explain how to provide first aid when a person has an object embedded in their eyeball

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Fire ants are aggressive ants that sometimes bite and sting. This course explains where in the U.S. fire ants are most commonly found and, within those regions, the types of areas you’re most likely to find them. It gives tips for bite/sting prevention, and discusses first aid procedures for bites and stings, including first aid for people who are allergic to the bites and stings.

Learning Objectives

  • State where fire ants can be found in the United States
  • Describe fire ant appearance and behavior
  • List some ways to avoid being bitten and stung by fire ants
  • Explain proper first aid for fire ant bites and stings that cause minor symptoms
  • List some severe symptoms of fire ant stings
  • Explain proper first aid for severe fire ant sting symptoms
  • Explain proper first aid for people with insect sting allergies

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Flying insects, such as bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and even so-called “killer bees” are common throughout the United States. In most cases, they aren’t aggressive and they don’t seek to sting humans. However, when stings do occur, they’re typically minor and require only limited first aid. In other cases, however, especially if the person who’s stung is allergic to the sting, or if the person is stung many times, the situation can be quite severe or even potentially fatal. In this course, you’ll learn how to avoid being stung by flying insects, what to do if someone has been stung and is having a mild reaction, and what to do in the event of a severe reaction to a flying insect sting, including what to do if the stung person is allergic.

Learning Objectives

  • List some flying insects that sting and some characteristics of the insects
  • Identify some ways to avoid being stung
  • Identify some typical symptoms of minor reactions to stings
  • Explain proper first aid for minor stings from flying insects
  • Identify some ways to know if a person is allergic to a flying insect sting
  • Identify some typical symptoms of major reactions to stings
  • Identify proper first aid for more severe reactions to flying insect stings

Duration: 0.27 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Head injuries are common at work. In some cases, they can be quite minor, but in others, they can be very serious or even deadly. In this course, you’ll learn some tips for avoiding head injuries, how to recognize a concussion, how to provide first aid for minor and more serious head injuries, and how to provide first aid if the person has lost consciousness.

Learning Objectives

  • List some ways to avoid suffering a head injury at work
  • Explain how to provide first aid for minor head injuries
  • Explain what a concussion is
  • Explain how to recognize a mild concussion and a more severe concussion
  • Explain first aid for a mild concussion
  • Explain first aid for a more severe concussion
  • Explain first aid for someone with a head injury who’s lost consciousness
  • Explain how to recognize more severe head injuries
  • Explain how to provide first aid for someone with more severe head injuries

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Injuries to the head, neck, back, or spine can be especially dangerous because they can involve damage to the brain or spine, leading to death or permanent paralysis. This course describes the potential severity of these injuries, lists some tips for recognizing potentially serious injuries to the head, neck, back, or spine, and provides first aid tips for these situations.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain why injuries to the head, neck, back, or spine must be treated with extra caution
  • List some signs and symptoms of an injury to the head, neck, back, or spine
  • Explain the importance and timing of summoning emergency medical care
  • List first aid steps for these injuries, including what NOT to do

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Heart attacks and cardiac arrest are both health emergencies involving the heart. They are relatively common in America and they can lead to death if the person doesn’t get rapid first aid followed up by prompt medical care. This course explains what heart attacks and cardiac arrest are, how to recognize their symptoms, how to provide first aid, and the importance of summoning additional medical care for people suffering heart attacks and cardiac arrest.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain what a heart attack is
  • List some symptoms of a heart attack
  • Explain how to provide first aid for a person suffering a heart attack
  • Explain what cardiac arrest is
  • List some symptoms of a person in cardiac arrest
  • Explain how to provide first aid for a person in cardiac arrest

Duration: 0.53 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

It’s not always clear what to do in a situation that requires first aid. Especially if it’s an emergency situation. This course spells it out, providing guidelines for what to do in an emergency first aid situation, and the order in which to do them. The course introduces a method called “DR. ABC” that stands for looking for danger before responding; checking to see if the victim is responsive; checking to see if the victim’s airway is clear; checking to see if the victim is breathing; and checking to see if the victim’s circulatory system is working. The course also explains the purpose (and limits) of emergency first aid, and the importance of summoning emergency medical assistance. Finally, it provides some general legal information about providing first aid.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the purpose of emergency first aid
  • Explain the importance of summoning emergency medical assistance in a first-aid situation
  • Explain general legal guidelines related to providing first aid
  • List in order each of the five steps of the DR. ABC method
  • Describe what each step of DR. ABC is
  • Explain how to perform each step of DR. ABC

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

The word “poison” is a general term used to describe a substance that can cause illness or death. Poisons can include many things, including medicines, drugs, household products, workplace chemicals, plant and animal toxins, and gases. Poisons can be ingested, inhaled, injected, or absorbed into the body. This course explains what poisons are, lists some common poisons, gives tips for preventing exposure to poisons, explains the importance of contacting a Poison Control Center in the event of a poisoning, and explains first aid procedures for poison exposures.

Learning Objectives

  • State the definition of a “poison”
  • List some common types of poisons
  • List some common ways in which a person can be exposed to a poison
  • List some ways to prevent a poisoning from occurring
  • List some common symptoms of poisoning
  • Explain when to summon emergency medical care in the case of a poisoning
  • Explain when to call a Poison Control Center 
  • Explain how to provide first aid for poison victims in different circumstances
  • List some ways to be better prepared in the event a poisoning does occur

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Scorpions can be found throughout most of the United States. However, the only scorpion commonly thought to be dangerous to a healthy adult is the bark scorpion, which is typically found in the Southwest. In most cases, a scorpion sting calls for only some minor first aid and perhaps some rest. But bites from a bark scorpion, or bites to children, elderly, or ill people, may require additional first aid. This course explains first aid for a scorpion bite. It also explains where scorpions live and what they look like; gives tips for preventing scorpion bites; and explains the symptoms of scorpion bites.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what a scorpion looks like
  • Explain where in the United States scorpions live
  • Explain the type of areas where scorpions tend to be found
  • State where the only potentially fatal scorpion in the United States lives
  • List some tips for preventing scorpion stings
  • List some symptoms of mild reactions to scorpion stings
  • Explain proper first aid for mild scorpion stings
  • List some symptoms of severe reactions to scorpion stings
  • Explain proper first aid for severe reactions to scorpion stings

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

A seizure is caused when there is sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Causes of seizures include diseases, such as epilepsy, brain injuries, fever, and reactions to drugs. Although most seizures are brief and cause no lasting harm, some seizures may be prolonged, presenting both immediate danger and long-term effects. In this course, you’ll learn about the symptoms and causes of seizures as well as first aid to provide a person experiencing a seizure.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain what a seizure is
  • List some causes of seizures
  • List three general sets of symptoms associated with seizures
  • Explain how to help or provide first aid for a seizure, depending on the set of symptoms
  • Explain when to summon emergency medical care when someone is having a seizure

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

When a person goes into shock, it can be a very serious and even fatal health situation. As a result, this course will explain some reasons people go into shock, list some symptoms of shock, explain first aid to provide to someone in shock, and note the importance of calling for qualified medical assistance to aid someone in shock.

Learning Objectives

  • Define “shock”
  • List some causes of shock
  • List common symptoms of shock
  • Explain the first aid for a person in shock

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Bites from snakes of any type can be hazardous and require first aid. This is especially true with bites from poisonous snakes. This course focuses on first aid for bites from the four most common poisonous snakes in the United States: rattlesnakes, water moccasins, coral snakes, and copperheads. Information focuses on snake identification, bite prevention, and proper first aid.

Learning Objectives

  • Name the four most common poisonous snakes in the United States
  • Identify each of the four most common poisonous snakes in the United States
  • List some tips for avoiding snakebites
  • List some personal protective equipment (PPE) that can help protect people from snakebites
  • Explain the first aid to provide if a person has been bitten by a poisonous snake
  • Explain the first aid to provide if a person has been bitten by a non-poisonous snake

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Spider bites are typically minor issues, but they can be more serious. And that’s especially true in the U.S. if the spider is a black widow, a brown recluse, or a hobo spider. In this course, you’ll learn basic first aid for minor spider bites. In addition, you’ll learn what black widows, brown recluses, and hobo spiders look like; where in the U.S. they tend to live; the kind of areas they’re commonly found in; why they tend to bite and how to avoid their bites; proper PPE to wear when in an area they may live in; symptoms of their bites; first aid for their bites; and the importance of calling for qualified medical care if one of these three spiders has bitten someone.

Learning Objectives

  • List some ways to avoid being bitten by a spider
  • List some first aid steps for a person with a minor spider bite
  • Identify and describe three poisonous spiders found in the United States
  • Explain where each of those poisonous spiders commonly lives
  • List some symptoms of bites from three poisonous spiders in the U.S.
  • Explain proper first aid for serious spider bites from poisonous spiders

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Sprains and strains aren’t the most serious injury a person can experience at work, but they are among the most common. This course explains what sprains and strains are, explains the RICE method for training sprains and strains, and gives tips on when a person with a strain or sprain should seek additional medical care.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain what sprains and strains are
  • List some ways to prevent sprains and strains
  • List and describe the four steps of the RICE first aid method for a sprain and strain
  • List some reasons to get additional medical care for a sprain or strain

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

A stroke is a serious medical issue requiring emergency medical assistance. This course explains some causes and types of strokes, lists common stroke symptoms, introduces the American Stroke Association’s F.A.S.T. method for identifying stroke symptoms and calling for first aid, and provides first aid procedures.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how a stroke occurs
  • List some fixed risk factors for stroke
  • List some reversible risk factors for stroke
  • Explain each of the four steps in the F.A.S.T stroke detection and response method
  • List some additional symptoms of a stroke
  • Explain first aid for a person suffering a stroke

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Ticks are small insects commonly found in grassy areas pretty much everywhere in the United States. They bite people and suck their blood; while doing so, they can transmit many dangerous diseases to the person they’re biting, with Lyme disease being the most notable. In this course, you’ll learn what a tick looks like and where ticks live; how to avoid being bitten by a tick; how to inspect your body for ticks; how to remove a tick from your body if you have been bitten; first aid for tick bites; symptoms of tick bites and serious reactions to tick bites; and tips for seeking medical care after a tick bite.

Learning Objectives

  • State where ticks can be found in the United States
  • Describe what a tick looks like
  • Explain where ticks are commonly found
  • Describe how ticks can make people sick
  • Explain how to avoid tick bites
  • Explain how to inspect yourself for ticks
  • Describe how to remove a tick from your body
  • List some symptoms of tickborne illnesses
  • Explain when to get additional medical assistance for a tick bite

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

People can lose consciousness for many reasons. This course explains some of the most common reasons, explains the importance of calling for qualified medical assistance, and gives tips for providing first aid.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain what unconsciousness is
  • List some causes of unconsciousness
  • Explain when to call for emergency medical care if someone is unconscious
  • Describe the process of providing first aid for a person who’s unconscious