Emergency First Aid Fundamentals

The Importance of First Aid Fundamentals 

  First aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. It includes initial intervention in a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation while waiting for an ambulance, as well as the complete treatment of minor conditions, such as applying a plaster to a cut. First aid is generally performed by someone with basic medical training.

  The importance of getting trained in first aid and CPR cannot be overstated and is proven invaluable in emergency situations. Here are the top five reasons you should take an Emergency First Aid Course. 


1. Performing a Patient Assessment: 

     Included in All Classes

       Assessing the Situation

       Determining Scene Safety

       Treating Major Life Threats

       Stabilizing Spinal Injuries

       Airway, Breathing & Circulation

       Reading The Patient

       Secondary Assessment

       Emergency Moves

2. Traumatic Emergencies:

     Severe Arterial bleeding

             Severe Laceration

             Flail Chest

             Sucking Chest Wounds

             Broken Femur or Pelvis

             Severe Burns

             Breaks, Strains and Sprains  

     Gunshot Wounds

3. Medical / Environmental Emergencies:

     Cardiac Compromise

       The Chain of Survival

       Diabetic Emergencies




       Heat Stroke


       Bee, Snake and Animal Bites 

       CPR and AED   

4. Creating your emergency first aid Kit. 

     Building Your Own Kit

       Small, Med and Large Kits

       Finding Supplies

       Ongoing Training

Classes may be all in one day or broken into mini classes.

Full class covers all above topics $75.00

Complete class is approximately  7.5 hours long.

Mini classes that cover one topic at a time are $35.00 

Mini classes are approximately 2 hours long. 



  This is only a First Aid Fundamentals course not CPR CERTIFICATION COURSE. 


1) Save Someone’s Life

  The number one, top reason you need to take a first aid and CPR course is because you could save someone’s life. Approximately 400,000 people die each years from sudden cardiac arrest. Performing CPR helps preserve the individual’s brain function during cardiac arrest, increasing the chance of keeping their blood flowing and keeping them alive.

2) Increase Patient Comfort

  Knowing the life saving skills first aid and CPR training courses offer enables you to increase patient comfort during a medical emergency. Not all emergencies require hospitalization, but knowing important techniques such as proper bandaging or what to do when your child has a fever or a bad bruise. By learning these invaluable tools, you can better stay calm and help the patient feel less anxious and more at ease.

3) Prevent Worsening Situations

  In some cases, if a person does not receive immediate first aid care, their symptoms may worsen or deteriorate. When you are properly trained and certified, you will be able to stabilize the patient until emergency medical services arrives. Helping prevent worsening situations makes you a valuable link in the chain of support and survival.

4) Be More Valuable to Your Community

  Being certified in basic life support makes you more valuable in your community, home, and workplace. Sadly, CPR is not known by enough people. The more people who take the time to be trained, the better the chances are that you are able to help save someone else’s life, and if ever needed, someone will be there to save yours. Take a certification course with friends and loved ones.

5) Most Cardiac Arrests Happen At Home

  According to the American Heart Association (AHA), 80% of cardiac arrests happen at home. Furthermore, for every minute that passes without CPR, the victim’s chance of survival decreases between seven and ten percent. Knowing CPR can help you save your loved one when you are able to perform CPR as quickly as possible.