NHCPS Handbook Course - CPR, AED & First Aid Course (1.0 CE for Healthcare Assistants)

09-27-2018 01:53 AM

Course Description

Knowing how to deliver Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), AED & First Aid is critical in responding to everyday emergencies. Following the latest guidelines, this course will prepare you to perform CPR and First Aid and use an automated external defibrillator (AED). This course will cover providing care to simple and complex injuries, responding to common medical problems, performing high-quality CPR, basic airway management, and safety and prevention. Populations covered include infants, children, and adults. This course uses basic medical terminology that is typically understood and recognized by everyone from laypersons to medical professionals.The course package includes CPR, AED & First Aid lectures and video presentations, CPR, AED & First Aid knowledge assessments and review questions, and CPR, AED & First Aid provider manual. This course can often be taken in as little as an hour but is self-paced, so you can start and stop as you please. The course is set up similarly to the provided course manual, beginning with the basics and ending with more advanced and age-specific CPR interventions. No pre-tests or skills are required! Essentially, anyone and everyone can be more knowledgeable in life-saving CPR techniques. This course will allow you to implement these techniques if you are ever in a cardiac emergency. Failure to act in a cardiac emergency results in unnecessary deaths - it's up to you to prevent this unfortunate reality! Take this course with the mindset of becoming a life-saver!

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the general concepts of CPR for children and adults
  • Achieve a working knowledge of the principles of 1 rescuer CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • Be familiar with instruction for the basic operation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
  • Be familiar with relief in choking situations, providing first aid for common medical emergencies and the overall importance of injury and illness prevention
Intended Audience

This course is intended for nurses, certified nursing assistants and healthcare assistants.


Provided by Save a Life Certifications by NHCPS, Save a Life Certifications is the premier online provider of online medical certification and recertification. Save a Life provides certification in crucial medical training, such as advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), basic life support (BLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), automated external defibrillator (AED), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.

All proceeds from Save a Life Certifications by NHCPS support the efforts of the Disque Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission of advancing healthcare education for the underserved worldwide. This funding provides much-needed life support training in areas such as Haiti, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Panama, and the United States.

In conjunction with Medline, Save a Life Certifications by NHCPS has produced a series of courses on crucial medical training. In keeping with its mission of providing vital medical support to those in under-served areas, these courses are now available to anyone anywhere, online, and free of charge.

CE Information

Upon course completion, this course can be submitted as 1.00 CEU towards the 10 CEU requirement for recertification set forth by the AMCA Certification Board.

Click here for a list of additional AMCA Approved CE Courses from Medline University and the corresponding CE credits for each. 

NOTE - This course is for training in CPR, AED and First Aid. If you would like to be certified please visit NHCPS and complete your CPR certification test. Your course completion certificate will include a promotional code and instructions to take the certification exam for FREE!