Heartsaver CPR & AED
Course Description

The Heartsaver AED Course teaches the basic techniques of adult, child & infant CPR and
how to use an AED. Students also learn about using barrier devices in CPR and giving first
aid for choking. The course teaches how to recognize the signs of four major emergencies:
heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest and foreign-body airway obstruction.

Course Length: 4 hours

Intended Audience
Responders such as police, airline personnel, security personnel, corporate employees,
family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death, other rescuers, and those
who need or want to learn CPR and how to operate an AED. Anyone NOT in the Health field
may take this course.
* Meets requirements for Health and Fitness Center employees.

Required Student Materials, Heartsaver AED Text and completion card are all included in the

Card Type: Course completion
Written/Skills Exam: Required for completion card
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The American Heart Association strongly encourages establishing PAD programs as an
important way to save the lives of thousands of cardiac arrest victims. Read more from
the AHA about obtaining AEDs and making them safe and effective to use by
establishing a public access defibrillation program.
AHA Courses
Quality, Emergency & Safety training
Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS and has developed
instructional materials for this purpose.  Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the
American Heart Association.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not
represent income to the Association.