Advanced First Aid Certification Course
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Advanced First Aid AFA


Advanced First Aid (AFA)

The Advanced First Aid (AFA) course is a great way to get the more advanced First Aid training without having to go through an EMT course.  The training takes less time than an EMR course but the ability to confidently respond to any medical emergency that may happen in personal or workplace locations.

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Advanced First Aid (AFA)

Advanced First Aid Certification Course is designed for non-EMS responders including government, corporate, industry, lifeguards, security personnel, law enforcement, corrections personnel and other individuals who are not EMS or healthcare providers but desire or require certification in Advanced First Aid. The course will give you the training you need in a classroom setting but you will not have the license of an emergency medical technician.  The Advanced First aid course will give you the confidence in how to save a life but not worry about the legal liabilities connected with Emergency Medical Technician license.

Participant pre-requisites

  • Current, valid professional-level BLS certification (CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer—may be incorporated/conducted in conjunction with the AFA program as needed.)

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ASHI-approved Student materials

  • Emergency Responder: Advanced First Aid for Non-EMS Personnel (Le Baudour, ©2012 Pearson. One per student)
  • ASHI CPR Pro Student Handbook (When incorporated) One per student, print or digital

Successful completion (certification)

  • Written Exam: Required
  • Performance Evaluation: Required. Working as the lead responder in a scenario-based team setting, adequately direct the primary assessment and care of:
    • Patient Assessment/ Management – Trauma
    • Patient Assessment/ Management – Medical

Recognized certification period

  • Up to 2 years

Recommended time to complete

  • Initial class–17 hours
  • Renewal course–7 hours

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Course Topics

  • Introduction to the EMS System and the Role of the Emergency Responder
  • Legal and Ethical Principles of Emergency Care
  • The Wellness and Safety of the First Responder
  • Introduction to Anatomy
  • Principles of Lifting, Moving and Positioning
  • Airway Management and Rescue Breathing
  • Principles of Assessment
  • Caring for Medical Emergencies
  • Caring for Soft Tissue Injuries and Shock
  • Caring for Muscle and Bone Injuries
  • Caring for Injuries to the Head and Spine
  • Multiple-Casualty Incidents and Principles of Triage
  • Childbirth

Optional Course Topics

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Airway Adjuncts, Suctioning, and Oxygen Therapy
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Terrorist Threat

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Disclaimer For Classes
NOTICE: If you no-show on your scheduled class, we will reschedule you to another class without charge. If you no-show for two classes in a row then you will be required to re-register for the course.
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