OUR COURSES

FIRST AID/CPR/AED

BABYSITTER’S TRAINING


Course Length: 6 hours, 30 minutes

Recommended Ages: 11-15 years old; also recommended for new parents and parents-to-be

Prerequisites: None

Certification: No validity period (no need to re-take the course unless participant wishes to refresh skills)

Purpose: To provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.




BABYSITTER’S TRAINING with CHILD AND INFANT CPR


Course Length: 8 hours, 30 minutes

Recommended Ages: 11-15 years old; also recommended for new parents and parents-to-be

Prerequisites: None

Certification: Same as Babysitter’s Training PLUS Child and Infant CPR certification valid for 1 year

  1. Purpose: Same as Babysitter’s Training AND To train babysitters to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in children and infants at the lay responder level.




BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS (BLS)


The format for this course is part on-line, part classroom. This format is called Blended Learning.

Course Length: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Prerequisites: None

Certification: valid for 2 years

  1. Purpose: The American Red Cross Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) course is designed to train healthcare professionals, public safety personnel and other professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants.




CITIZEN (HANDS-ONLY) CPR


Course Length: 30 minutes

Recommended Ages: All Ages

Prerequisites: None

Certification: Participation Award Only

Purpose: The purpose of the course is to teach untrained bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR.




CPR/AED for PROFESSIONAL RESCUERS (C-PRO)


Course Length: 6 hours

Recommended Ages: 15 years and up

Prerequisites: None

Certification: valid for 2 years

Purpose: To train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. Included in all Lifeguarding Courses.




FIRST AID, CPR, and AED – CUSTOM TAILORED CLASSES


Discuss the details of the needs of your group or organization, and the Instructor will tailor the Course and any Add-On Components for you.

Course Length: 1 hour to 16 hours depending upon which course and add-on components are chosen

Recommended Ages: All ages depending upon which course and add-on components are chosen.

Certification: All classes that receive certification are valid for 2 years; exception: Bloodborne Pathogens certification is valid for 1 year

Purpose: helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach 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 and is offered in traditional classroom or blended learning (online learning with instructor-led skill session) formats.

Course options include: First Aid; Basic First Aid and Adult CPR; Basic First Aid and Adult CPR/AED; First Aid and Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED; Adult CPR; Adult CPR/AED; Child and Infant CPR; etc.

Add-On Courses: Asthma Inhaler, Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto-Injector, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Administering Emergency Oxygen




FIRST AID and PREPAREDNESS for PRIMARY SCHOOL AND FAMILIES


Course Length: approximately 2 hours

Recommended Ages: Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-11) and families; Highly Recommended for Cub Scouts and Webelos

Prerequisites: None

Certification: Presentation Attendance Certificate - No validity period.

Purpose:





FIRST AID and PREPAREDNESS – MIDDLE SCHOOL


Course Length: 2 hours

Recommended Ages: Grade 6-8; Good program to assist with the First Aid Merit Badge in both Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs

Prerequisites: None

Certification: Presentation Attendance Certificate - No validity period.

Purpose:




FIRST AID and PREPAREDNESS – SECONDARY SCHOOLS and WORKPLACES


Course Length: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Recommended Ages: Grade 9 through Adult

Prerequisites: None

Certification: Presentation Attendance Certificate - No validity period.

Purpose:




SCRUBBY BEAR


Course Length: 20 minutes

Recommended Ages: 4-7 years; Highly recommended for Lion Cubs and Tiger Cubs in the Cub Scout program of the Boy Scouts of America

Prerequisites: None

Certification: Presentation Attendance Certificate - No validity period.

Purpose: teaches children ages 4 to 7 years old how germs are spread, how to prevent the spread of disease and to properly wash their hands.




WILDERNESS AND REMOTE FIRST AID


Course Length: 16 hours

Recommended Ages: 14 years and up

Prerequisites: Possess current adult CPR/AED certification

Certification: valid for 2 years

Purpose: 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.





LIFEGUARDING

BASIC WATER RESCUE


Each class MUST have a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 18.

Course Length: 4 hours

Required Ages: 14 years and up

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable in chest deep water

Certification: American Red Cross certificate indicating Basic Water Rescue valid for 3 years

Purpose: To provide public safety personnel, camp personnel and day trip leaders, daycare workers, school teachers, aquatic fitness instructors, aquatic therapists, and those who participate in aquatic activities or work around water with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies




SAFETY TRAINING FOR SWIM COACHES


Each class MUST have a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 18.

Course Length: Online session, 3 hours; Classroom session, 3 hours; Total course length, 6 hours

Required Ages: Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course

Prerequisites: Must be comfortable in chest-deep water

Certification: Safety Training for Swim Coaches/First Aid valid for 2 years

Purpose: to teach those involved in competitive swimming, including coaches, officials, athletic trainers and aquatic exercise trainers, how to help maintain a safe and comfortable environment for swimmers, prevent accidents and emergencies, and respond to swimmers with illnesses or injuries in water or on land. This program is offered in a blended learning format.




AQUATIC ATTRACTION LIFEGUARDING


Each class MUST have a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 18.

For water < 3’ (less than three feet) and includes First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Course Length: approximately 23 hours

Required Ages: Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.

Prerequisites: (to be demonstrated at the start of the course)

  1. Demonstrate water competency by completing the water competency sequence test.

    • Step into the water from the side and totally submerge.

    • Recover to the surface, then maintain position for 1 minute by treading water or floating (or a combination of the two).

    • Rotate one full turn and orient to the exit.

    • Level off and swim on the front or back 25 yards.

    • Exit the water without using a ladder.

  • Complete a timed event within 50 seconds.

    • Starting in the water, walk or swim 20 yards.

    • Submerge to a depth of 3 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.

    • Return to the surface and walk or swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object at the surface of the water.

    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Certification: American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (Water Less Than or

Equal to 3') valid for 2 years

Purpose: to provide entry-level aquatic attraction lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in water depths of 3 feet or less (typically at aquatic attractions such as winding rivers, water slides and water play areas) and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.




SHALLOW WATER LIFEGUARDING


Each class MUST have a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 18.

Excellent program for those with small back yard pools and/or small children.

For water with a maximum depth of 5’ (five feet) and includes First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Course Length: 26 hours, 25 minutes

Required Ages: must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.

Prerequisites: (to be demonstrated at the start of the course)

  1. Swim 100 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You 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. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

  2. Complete a timed event within 50 seconds:

    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.

    • Submerge to a depth of 4 to 5 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and walk or swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object at the surface of the water.

    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Certification: Shallow Water Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED valid for 2 years

Purpose: to provide entry-level shallow water lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in shallow water up to 5-feet deep and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over.




WATERFRONT LIFEGUARDING


Each class MUST have a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 18.

Course Length: Lifeguarding Courses PLUS 5 hours, 45 minutes

Required Ages: must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.

Prerequisites: Candidates must have a current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.

Skills Prerequisites: If adding this to a Lifeguarding Course, swim must be 550 yards instead of 300.

Certification: The American Red Cross certificate for Waterfront Skills is valid for 2 years. The Waterfront Skills certificate is only valid when accompanied by a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate.

Purpose: to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in non-surf, open-water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds.




WATERPARK LIFEGUARDING


Course Length: Lifeguarding Course PLUS 3 hours, 45 minutes

Required Ages: must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course

Prerequisites: Candidates must have a current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Shallow Water Lifeguarding (up to 5 feet)/Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.

Certification: certificate for Waterpark Skills is valid for 2 years. The Waterpark skills certificate is only valid when accompanied by a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Shallow Water (up to 5’) Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate.

Purpose: to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in aquatic facilities with waterpark features.




JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING – Program is being revised.


We will let you know as soon as the updated program has been released. Below is the current basic information while we wait for the update. For those involved in the Boy Scouts of America, this course is extremely close to, and slightly exceeds, the requirements for the Lifesaving Merit Badge.

Each class MUST have a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 18.

Course Length: 30 hours, 45 minutes

Required Ages: 11-14 years old

Prerequisites: Before entering Junior Lifeguarding, participants must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously while breathing to the front or side.

  • Swim the breaststroke for 25 yards using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence.

  • Tread water for 1 minute using arms and legs.

  • Show a level of comfort on the back by floating on the back for 30 seconds or swimming on the back for 25 yards using the elementary backstroke or back crawl.

  • Submerge and swim a distance of 10 feet under water.

Certification: Certificate of completion on successfully completing the course. The certificate does not indicate that the person is trained to be a lifeguard, and there is no validity period.

Purpose: designed to guide youths ages 11-14 to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. The course focuses on building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills of future lifeguards.




LIFEGUARDING


Each class MUST have a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 18.

Includes First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Course Length:

Instructor Led/All Classroom Based, In-Person: 28 hours, 35 minutes

Blended Learning: Online Sessions, 7 hours; Instructor Led, In-Person Sessions, 19 hours, 45 minutes

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

Prerequisites: (to be demonstrated at the start of the course)

  1. 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.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
  • 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.
  • Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed.

Certification: Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is valid for 2 years

Purpose: to provide 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.





INSTRUCTOR COURSES

LIFEGUARDING INSTRUCTOR


Course Length: Total 23 hours, 45 minutes
Each course must have a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 12.

  • Online: 2 hours

  • Classroom: 21 hours, 45 minutes

Required Ages: at least 17 years of age on the last day of the instructor course

Prerequisites:

  1. Possesses a current basic-level certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.

  2. Has successfully completed the online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course prior to the precourse skills session

  3. Has obtained all instructor and participant materials before entering the first session of the instructor course. Materials consist of:

    • American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor’s Manual (print)

    • Lifeguarding course presentation and/or DVD.

    • American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual (print or digital)

4. Has successfully completed the precourse skills session.

Certification: certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor is valid for 2 years

Purpose: The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Basic Lifeguarding Instructor Course is to train

instructors to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses.

After your Course: You can go to the Instructor information website that will be provided to you during the course and take the online Instructor Bridge Training to have the ability to teach multiple other First Aid AND Lifeguarding Courses of your choosing. Examples of the other courses are Babysitter Training, Basic Life Support, Wilderness First Aid, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatics Attraction Lifeguarding, etc. The only online Lifeguarding training that you cannot currently bridge to online is Waterfront Lifeguarding unless this was taught to you during your Lifeguarding Instructor Training.





ADD-ON COURSES

ADMINISTERING EMERGENCY OXYGEN


ADMINISTERING EMERGENCY OXYGEN

Course Length: 1 hour, 40 minutes; 1 hour, 5 minutes when added to the C-Pro Course

Recommended Ages: 15 years and up

Prerequisite: Current American Red Cross Adult, Child or Infant CPR or equivalent

Certification: valid for 2 years

Purpose: 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.




ANAPHYLAXIS


Course Length: 45 minutes

Recommended Ages: All Ages

Prerequisites: None

Certification: valid for 2 years

Purpose: This course teaches how to recognize and respond to an anaphylaxis emergency, including administering an epinephrine auto-injector based on the widely available EpiPen®.




ASTHMA


Course Length: 40 minutes

Recommended Ages: All Ages

Prerequisites: None

Certification: valid for 2 years

Purpose: To give participants general knowledge in the use of Asthma Inhaler devices.




BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS


Course Length: 1 hour, Included in all Lifeguarding Courses and Basic Life Support Courses

Recommended Ages: 7 years and up

Prerequisites: None

Certification: valid for 1 year

Purpose: This course teaches participants how bloodborne pathogens are spread, how to avoid exposure and what to do if exposed to infectious material. This course helps to meet requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne

Pathogens Standard. After taking this course, participants should talk with their employer about their

workplace’s specific policies and procedures.




TOURNIQUET APPLICATION


Course Length: 25 minutes

Recommended Ages: 11 years of age and up

Prerequisites: None

Certification: Included in First Aid certification, valid for 2 years

Purpose:

  • Demonstrate how to control severe, life-threatening bleeding using a manufactured tourniquet.

  • Explain when to use a hemostatic dressing when there is severe life‐threatening bleeding.





 Each class MUST have a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 18. Instructor courses have a max of 12. 

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