Everything You Need to Know About Taking a Standard First Aid Course

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Have you ever found yourself in need of basic first aid? Whether it’s because you’re hiking in the wilderness or playing sports, there are many situations where first aid could make all the difference between life and death. If you find yourself in one of these situations, wouldn’t it be great if you had some training? You can receive this training by taking a standard first aid course, which will teach you what to do in various medical emergencies and how to react to them appropriately.

Where do I sign up?

Every business should have a basic first aid course to teach its employees how to prevent illnesses and injuries at work. As part of the course, you will learn CPR for adults, children, and infants as well as choking rescue techniques. You can take the course in person or online. Interested in taking a course? Give us a call ahead to ensure there’s still space. Otherwise, sign up for our email list on our website to be notified when new classes become available.

What are the requirements?

A standard first aid course covers topics like what to do in the case of choking, how to administer CPR, and how to respond during an emergency. There are usually no prerequisites for taking a standard first aid course and they last anywhere from one day up to two weeks. If you’re interested in taking a standard first aid course, check out your local community center or hospital.

What does the course cover?

It’s an educational course designed to equip an individual with the knowledge they need to take care of themselves in an emergency. It covers things such as the basics of first aid, when to call for help, and what to do with the items on hand to take care of themselves in an emergency. It also discusses precautions to take, including not getting injured or sick yourself while caring for others, and offers the opportunity to review what it takes to provide basic medical attention until professional help arrives or you can find someone else to do it for you. A standard course includes instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, for when and how to administer it, and includes information about common injuries like cuts, burns, broken bones, concussions, and fractures.

What can you expect from this course?

A standard first aid course is an introduction to the basics of medical care. It teaches you how to prevent and respond to medical emergencies, and provides you with the skills needed to take care of someone until they receive further professional care. The course usually lasts for around 48 hours, with some breaks in between sessions. 

You’ll learn about: 

  • Basic life support techniques 
  • How best to move someone who has collapsed or been injured 
  • ]What first aid items are included in a well-stocked first aid kit 
  • How best to dress wounds and clean them


Picking up on what to do in an emergency is a vital step, and this knowledge is vital. People that would like to be certified can come to actionrehabtherapy for assistance.

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