Course Summary:

One of the most important aspects of first aid is to simply take the right steps at the right time. This course will help your congregants be confident when handling a variety of emergencies. After completing this 35-minute course, your clergy, staff, and volunteers will be better prepared to deal with emergencies such as a serious burn, poisoning, cut, heart attack, unconsciousness, and broken bones.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the recommended contents of a first aid kit
  • Understand how to maintain first aid kits
  • Know the proper steps to take when first aid is needed for a wide variety of emergencies

Key Topics Include:

  • The Role of First Aid in an Emergency
  • First Aid Kits for Congregations
  • General Guidelines for Filling Your First Aid Kit
  • Surveying Someone for Injury
  • Basic First Aid for Cuts
  • When Cuts are More Serious
  • Broken Bones and Fractures
  • First Aid for Burns
  • Classifying a Burn
  • Care for Minor Burns: First- and Second-Degree
  • Serious Burns of the Third Degree
  • Poison Control
  • If Someone is Unconscious
  • Assessing Breathing Issues
  • Choking
  • Identifying a Heart Attack or Stroke
  • Understanding Low Blood Sugar, Metabolic Shock, and Dehydration
  • Low Blood Pressure and Anemia