Certification/Training Courses

Courses/Trainings Ofeered

American Red Cross (ARC) Courses

  • Basic First Aid
  • Adult CPR/AED
  • Child and Infant CPR/AED
  • Babysitter Training
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Training


American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI)

  • Basic First Aid
  • Adult CPR/AED
  • Child and Infant CPR/AED
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers


American Heart Association (AHA) Courses

  • Heartsaver® First Aid
  • Heartsaver® Adult CPR/AED
  • Heartsaver® Child and Infant CPR/AED
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers


Additional Courses Designed by Ready to Respond Training Services

  • Safety First For Children
  • Basic First Aid for Children 
  • Choking Overviews (Choking scenarios infants to adults)

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American Red Cross (ARC) Courses

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Basic First Aid

Purpose

The purpose of the American Red Cross (ARC) Basic First Aid Course is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to first aid emergencies to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. The ARC Basic First Aid Course offers instruction in First Aid for adults, children and infants to meet the various training needs.


Note: This course can be combined with the Adult CPR/AED and Child CPR/AED Courses if desired.


Learning Objectives 

  • Identify the signals of common sudden illnesses. 
  • Describe how to care for common sudden illnesses. 
  • Describe how to care for someone who is having a seizure. 
  • Identify the signals of heat-related illnesses and cold-related emergencies. 
  • Describe how to care for heat-related illnesses and cold-related emergencies. Explain how to care for head, neck and spinal injuries. 
  • Identify signals of various soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries. 
  • Describe how to care for various soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries. 
  • Explain how to care for muscle, bone or joint injuries. 
  • Demonstrate how to control external bleeding. 


An American Red Cross certificate/card will be issued to each student upon successful completion of the course. Those who complete the training receive a Basic First Aid Training certification valid for two years.


Duration of Class: 2 hours

Certification Period: 2 years

Adult CPR/AED

Purpose

The purpose of the American Red Cross (ARC) Adult CPR/AED Course is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac and breathing emergencies to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. The ARC Adult CPR/AED Course offers instruction in CPR and AED courses for adults to meet the various training needs.


Note: This course can be combined with the Child and Infant CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Courses if desired.


Learning Objectives 

  • Recognize the signals of a cardiac emergency. 
  • Identify the links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival. 
  • Describe how to care for a heart attack. 
  • List the causes of cardiac arrest. 
  • Explain the role of CPR in cardiac arrest. 
  • Demonstrate how to perform CPR. 
  • Recognize the signals of a breathing emergency. 
  • Demonstrate how to care for a person who is choking. 
  • Explain what defibrillation is. 
  • Explain how defibrillation works.
  • Identify precautions to take when using an AED on a person in sudden cardiac arrest. 
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED.


An American Red Cross certificate/card will be issued to each student upon successful completion of the course. Those who complete the training receive an Adult CPR/AED Training certification valid for two years.


Duration of Class: 2-3 hours

Certification Period: 2 years

Child and Infant CPR/AED

Purpose

The purpose of the American Red Cross (ARC) Child and Infant CPR/AED Course is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac and breathing emergencies to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill, child or infant until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. The ARC Child and Infant CPR/AED Course offers instruction in CPR and AED courses for children and infants to meet the various training needs. 


Note: This course can be combined with the Adult CPR/AED and the First Aid Courses if desired.


Learning Objectives 

  • Recognize the signals of a cardiac emergency. 
  • Identify the links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival. 
  • Describe how to care for a heart attack. 
  • List the causes of cardiac arrest. 
  • Explain the role of CPR in cardiac arrest. 
  • Demonstrate how to perform CPR. 
  • Recognize the signals of a breathing emergency. 
  • Demonstrate how to care for a person who is choking. 
  • Explain what defibrillation is. 
  • Explain how defibrillation works.
  • Identify precautions to take when using an AED on a person in sudden cardiac arrest. 
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED.


An American Red Cross certificate/card will be issued to each student upon successful completion of the course. Those who complete the training receive a Child and Infant CPR/AED Training certification valid for two years.


Duration of Class: 2-3 hours

Certification Period: 2 years

Babysitter Training

Purpose

The American Red Cross (ARC) Babysitter Training is designed for 11 to 15-year-olds who are interested in becoming certified as an American Red Cross Babysitter. The training provides youth who are planning to babysit become equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. The ARC Babysitter Training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. 


Learning Objectives

  • How to care for infants and children
  • What to do in an emergency and how to stay safe
  • Choosing activities that are age-appropriate
  • Recognizing, understanding and handling certain behaviors
  • Starting your babysitting business


An American Red Cross certificate/card will be issued to each student upon successful completion of the course.


Duration of Class: 6 hours

Certification Period: Lifetime

Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Training

Purpose

The American Red Cross (ARC) Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Training is designed for those who are at risk for on the job exposure to blood and other bodily fluids in the workplace. The ARC BBP Training course teaches staff how bloodborne pathogens are spread, how to avoid exposure and what to do if exposed to infectious material. 


Learning Objectives

  • What bloodborne pathogens are and how they are spread. 
  • How to help prevent exposure incidents by following work practice controls, using engineering controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), practicing good personal hygiene, and properly cleaning and disinfecting equipment and supplies. 
  • How to recognize, report and follow up on employee exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials.
  • Inform and equip the individual for proper understanding, handling, and disposal of blood spills, cuts, etc. 
  • Explain the conditions needed for a pathogen to enter an individual. 
  • Understand more about topics such as Hepatitis B and C, and HIV.


This course is one of the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and meets OSHA requirements for annual Bloodborne Pathogens training. After taking this course, students should talk with their employers about their workplace’s specific policies and procedures. You should meet with your employer representative to answer questions about how this training content applies to your workplace.

An American Red Cross certificate/card will be issued to each student upon successful completion of the course. Those who complete the training receive a Bloodborne 

Pathogens Training certification valid for one year.

Duration of Class: 1 hour

Certification Period: 1 year

American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Courses

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Basic First Aid

Purpose

The ASHI Basic First Aid Course covers first aid basics and prepares students to deliver first aid in a safe and timely manner. It also shows how to prevent injuries and illnesses. The ASHI Basic First Aid Course helps students develop basic first aid knowledge, skills, and the confidence to respond. This first aid training program is an excellent choice for the workplace setting and conforms to the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid. 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.


Note: This course can be combined with the Adult CPR/AED and Child and Infant CPR/AED Courses if desired.


Learning Objectives

  • What first aid is and the role of the first aid provider
  • How to recognize an emergency
  • The priority of personal safety
  • Reasons to decide to help


An ASHI certificate/card will be issued to each student upon successful completion of the course. Those who complete the training receive a Basic First Aid Training certification valid for two years.


Duration of Class: 2 hours

Certification Period: 2 years

Adult CPR/AED

Purpose

The ASHI Adult CPR/AED Training certification program teaches participants how to recognize cardiac arrest, activate emergency medical services, and respond appropriately until additional assistance arrives. The course also covers how to respond to urgent choking situations.


Note: This course can be combined with the Child and Infant CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Courses if desired.


Learning Objectives

  • The main components and function of the respiratory and circulatory systems
  • How to suspect and provide first aid treatment for sudden cardiac arrest
  • The links in the cardiac arrest chain of survival
  • How to suspect and provide first aid treatment for secondary cardiac arrest
  • How to recognize and provide first aid treatment for opioid overdose
  • The purpose and basic definition of Good Samaritan laws
  • How to activate emergency medical services (EMS)
  • How to perform high-quality chest compressions for adults
  • The steps of a primary assessment for an unresponsive person
  • How to place an unresponsive, breathing person into a side-lying recovery position
  • How to recognize and provide first aid treatment for adults who are choking


An ASHI certificate/card will be issued to each student upon successful completion of the course. Those who complete the training receive an Adult CPR/AED Training certification valid for two years.


Duration of Class: 2-3 hours

Certification Period: 2 years

Child and Infant CPR/AED

Purpose

The ASHI Child and Infant CPR/AED Training certification program teaches participants how to recognize cardiac arrest, activate emergency medical services, and respond appropriately until additional assistance arrives. The course also covers how to respond to urgent choking situations.


Note: This course can be combined with the Adult CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Courses if desired.


Learning Objectives

  • The main components and function of the respiratory and circulatory systems
  • How to suspect and provide first aid treatment for sudden cardiac arrest
  • The links in the cardiac arrest chain of survival
  • How to suspect and provide first aid treatment for secondary cardiac arrest
  • How to recognize and provide first aid treatment for opioid overdose
  • The purpose and basic definition of Good Samaritan laws
  • How to activate emergency medical services (EMS)
  • How to perform high-quality chest compressions for children and infants
  • The steps of a primary assessment for an unresponsive person
  • How to place an unresponsive, breathing person into a side-lying recovery position
  • How to recognize and provide first aid treatment for children and infants who are choking


An ASHI certificate/card will be issued to each student upon successful completion of the course. Those who complete the training receive a Child and Infant CPR/AED Training certification valid for two years.


Duration of Class: 2-3 hours

Certification Period: 2 years

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers

Purpose

The ASHI Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Course trains healthcare providers and professional responders on how to recognize a life-threatening emergency, how to provide basic life support, and what to do in case of an airway obstruction or choking.


Learning Objectives

  • How to recognize or suspect and provide treatment for sudden cardiac arrest
  • The links in the chain of survival for adults inside and outside the hospital, and for children and infants
  • How to recognize and provide treatment for secondary cardiac arrest including opioid overdose
  • How to perform high-quality chest compressions on an adult, child, and infant
  • The steps of a BLS assessment for an unresponsive person
  • How to place an unresponsive, breathing person into a side-lying recovery position


An ASHI certificate/card will be issued to each student upon successful completion of the course. Those who complete the training receive a BLS Training certification valid for two years.


Duration of Class: 2 hours

Certification Period: 2 years

American Heart Association (AHA) Courses

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Heartsaver® First Aid

Purpose

The American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver® First Aid Course trains participants in first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies (medical, injury, and environmental), including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. The course reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and the 2015 AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid. The AHA Heartsaver® First Aid Course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. 


Note: This course can be combined with the Heartsaver® Adult CPR/AED and Heartsaver® Child and Infant CPR/AED Courses if desired.


Learning Objectives

  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury


An AHA certificate/card will be issued to each student upon successful completion of the course. Those who complete the training receive an AHA Heartsaver® First Aid certification valid for two years.


Duration of Class: 2 hours

Certification Period: 2 years

Heartsaver® Adult CPR/AED

Purpose

The American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver® Adult CPR/AED Course trains participants to give CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The course reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). The AHA Heartsaver® Adult CPR/AED Course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.


Note: This course can be combined with the Heartsaver® Child and Infant CPR/AED and Heartsaver® Basic First Aid Courses if desired.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult


An AHA certificate/card will be issued to each student upon successful completion of the course. Those who complete the training receive an AHA Heartsaver® Adult CPR/AED certification valid for two years.


Duration of Class: 2-3 hours

Certification Period: 2 years

Heartsaver® Child and Infant CPR/AED

Purpose

The American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver® Child and Infant CPR/AED Course trains participants to give CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. An infant victim is considered from 0 to 1 year of age; a child victim is considered from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. The course reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). The AHA's Heartsaver® Child and Infant CPR/AED Course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.


Note: This course can be combined with the Heartsaver® Adult CPR/AED and Heartsaver® Basic First Aid courses if desired.

  

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant


An AHA certificate/card will be issued to each student upon successful completion of the course. Those who complete the training receive an AHA Heartsaver® Child and Infant CPR/AED certification valid for two years.


Duration of Class: 2-3 hours

Certification Period: 2 years

Basic Life Support (BLS) for HEALTHCARE PROVIDERs

Purpose

The American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The course reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). The AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers Course is designed for healthcare professionals (such as nurses, dentists, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers, and physicians) and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings. However, you do not have to be a healthcare professional to take this course. This training also includes the use of a bag-mask and 2-rescuer CPR. 


Learning Objectives

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants


An AHA certificate/card will be issued to each student upon successful completion of the course. Those who complete the training receive an AHA Heartsaver® Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers certification valid for two years.


Duration of Class: 4 hours

Certification Period: 2 years

Courses Designed by Ready to Respond Training Services

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Safety First For Children

This is a 90-minute class for 5-12-year-olds. The class consists of home alone principles and safety precautions such as: answering the door, answering the phone, 911 calls, house safety, Internet safety, basic First Aid skills, and more! 


Each participant will receive a certificate of recognition as well as some free safety materials.


Duration of Class: 1.5 hours

Certification Period: Not Applicable

Basic First Aid for Children

This is a 90-minute course for 5-12-year-olds, which teaches basic First Aid skills. The skills taught include: checking scene safety, use of personal protective equipment, treatment of burns, cuts, sprains, EpiPen use, breathing emergencies, and much more! 


Each student will receive a certificate of completion and a compact first aid kit.


Duration of Class: 1.5 hours

Certification Period: Not Applicable

Choking Overviews

These 1-hour overview courses cover all adult, child, and infant, responsive and unresponsive choking scenarios; however, no card or certification will be issued to participants.


Duration of Class: 1 hour

Certification Period: No Certification Issued