First Aid Courses

ASHI Basic Life Support (BLS)

The purpose of this BLS training program is for participants to gain or improve knowledge and skill proficiency in high quality CPR skills and teamwork for the adult, child, and infant.


The ASHI BLS training program has been approved by the HSI Medical Advisory Board and reviewed by the HSI Advisory Council.


It reflects the latest resuscitation science and treatment recommendations published by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), and conforms with the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC and the annual Guidelines Update.


Intended Audience

This course is intended for :-

  • Healthcare providers (in and out of hospital)
  • Public safety professionals in a variety of occupational settings
  • Individuals enrolled in healthcare and public safety career training programs.

Course delivery

Options

  • Traditional Classroom
  • Blended Learning
  • Remote Skill Verification (RSV)

Ratios

  • Student-to-Instructor Ratio: Recommended 6:1, Maximum 10:1
  • Student-to-Manikin Ratio: Recommended 1:1, Maximum 3:1

Instructional elements

  • HSI BLS Skill Guide (one per participant)
  • HSI BLS Instructor Guide (one per instructor, print or digital)
  • HSI BLS digital class presentation (program video, or computer/online blended class)
  • Digital student book (available upon completion)

Recommended time to complete

  • Initial Instructor-Led Class: About 5 hours
  • Renewal Instructor-Led Class: About 2 hours
  • Blended, Online component: About 2 ¾ hours
  • Blended, Face-to-Face component: About 2 ¼ hours

Certification period

  • 2 years from month of issue

ASHI CPR, AED and Basic First Aid Combination Training

This CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid combination training was created to allow instructors an easy option for their students seeking a comprehensive training class.


The program helps develop the knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond to a medical emergency. CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid combination training is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and conforms to the 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR, ECC, and First Aid.


Intended Audience

This course is intended for individuals who are not healthcare providers or professional rescuers but desire or are required to be certified in basic emergency medical care, including certification in CPR and the use of an AED.

Course delivery

Options

  • Adult
  • Child and Infant
  • Adults, Child and Infant

Ratios

  • Student-to-Instructor Ratio: Maximum 10:1
  • Student-to-Manikin Ratio: Maximum 3:1

Instructional elements

  • Instructors must have Instructor Guides and media presentation (program video, PowerPoint® or computer/online blended class) for ASHI Basic First Aid and ASHI CPR and AED in order to offer combination training
  • ASHI CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid Student Handbook (one per participant; print or digital

Recommended time to complete

  • Initial training: 4 – 5 hours
  • Renewal training: Less than initial instructional time

Times based on core-topics only. Adding supplemental topics will add to the overall class time.

Certification period

  • 2 years from month of issue

ASHI Advanced First Aid

The Advanced First Aid course is designed for the person who needs or desires more first aid training than Basic First Aid, but not to the level of Emergency Medical Response.


Perfect for corporate emergency response teams, this 17-21 hour Advanced First Aid certification course presents many of the most common illnesses and injuries responders are likely to encounter.


Intended Audience

This course is intended 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.

Course delivery

Prerequisites

  • Current, valid professional-level BLS certification (Basic Life Support)
  • May be incorporated/conducted in conjunction with the AFA program as needed

Ratios

  • Student-to-Instructor Ratio: Maximum 10:1
  • Student-to-Manikin Ratio: Maximum 3:1

Recommended time to complete

  • About 17 hours

Required for successful completion

  • Written evaluation: Required
  • Skills evaluation: Students must perform required skills competently without assistance. Successful completion is based on achievement of the core learning objectives rather than a prescribed instruction time.

Certification period

  • 2 years from month of issue

ASHI Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

The Emergency Medical Response (EMR) training program provides a detailed and comprehensive approach for managing out-of-hospital medical emergencies prior to the arrival of EMS. The program offers more details, depth, and exposure to standard first aid training topics to provide richer and more advanced training in first aid.


ASHI EMR meets and exceeds workplace first aid training requirements and satisfies the desire to learn more than just basic skills without the burdens associated with EMS provider certification.


While the program is able to provide comparable training to that of Emergency Medical Responder, the base-level training for EMS providers, it is not intended for EMS provider preparation, testing, and certification.


Intended Audience

This course is intended for government, workplace emergency response teams, industry, lifeguards, security personnel, law enforcement, corrections personnel, and other individuals who are not EMS professionals or healthcare providers.

Course Delivery

Prerequisites

  • Current, valid professional-level BLS certification
  • ASHI Basic Life Support (BLS) may be incorporated / conducted in conjunction with the EMR program as needed

Instructor prerequisites

  • A current and active, Level 7 (or above) authorized ASHI instructor

Ratios

  • Max student to instructor ratio for cognitive sessions: 24:1
  • Max student to instructor ratio for skills practice sessions: 12:1, 6:1 recommended
  • Max student to equipment ratio: 6:1, 3:1 recommended

Recommended time to complete

  • Initial Training: 47 – 50 hours (not including professional-level Basic Life Support)
  • Renewal Training: 16 – 18 hours

Required for successful completion

  • Written evaluation: Required
  • Performance evaluation: Required to demonstrate skill competence in 5 specific skill areas:

– Respiratory Arrest (Bag-Mask)
– Adult Cardiac Arrest
– Infant Cardiac Arrest
– Traumatic Injury (Responsive or Unresponsive)
– Medical Emergency (Responsive or Unresponsive)

Certification period

  • 2 years from month of issue

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