Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Blended Learning
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification is valid for two years. This course is for those who wish to obtain certification as a First Aider. Demonstration of skills is required for certification. In this course, participants become certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED in a blended learning format where the participant must complete some coursework online prior to attending an in-person classroom session. A pediatric certification encompasses infant and child.
The web-based course content will be sent to registered participants via email approximately two weeks before the in-person session. Course participants receive a link to register for, access and complete the online portion of the course. Course participants are required to provide verification of online course completion and bring it to the in-person session. The online pre-course work takes approximately 3 to 4 hours to complete. Girls 16 years of age and older are welcome to attend. The course fee is due at registration and includes the American Red Cross Certification and Participant Manual. Financial Assistance is available.
First Aid/CPR course participants will receive their own individually packaged Student First Aid and CPR Training Combo Pack which includes latex-free gloves, an emergency face shield with a one-way breathing barrier for disease prevention, gauze pads, a roller bandage, and a triangular bandage. The class maximum is 10 people (including instructors). Participants will be prescreened before class. In light of CDC recommendations, Missouri state and local recommendations, GSEM requires all participants to wear face coverings when indoors and when social distancing cannot be maintained. Participant-to-manikin ratio will be 1:1. Participants will practice a social distancing approach when caring for a choking adult or child and while using direct pressure to control external bleeding.