In this course, you will learn the basics of first aid, the most common life-threatening emergencies, how to recognize them, and how to provide basic first aid care to the injured and ill, based upon the American Heart Standards and Guidelines. Our goal for you in this training course is to learn to respond, not react, to a medical emergency. Many people are afraid to respond to an emergency for fear they will make things worse or that they may be sued. However, recognizing that something is wrong and calling 9-1-1 will not hurt anyone else and may save a life. We will also discuss the “Good Samaritan” laws that will protect you from being sued for rendering first aid to the public.
The participant will learn the following objectives during this course:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Kevin Stansbury, MBA, BSN, BS, RN, CEN, VA-BC, is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience in the medical field including critical care, emergency medicine, and infusion therapy. He is currently living and working in the Central Valley of California. Kevin is a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a combat medic and nurse. He received several military decorations during his tours in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, including an Army Achievement Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, and the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal. Kevin also received his Expert Field Medical Badge while serving two tours in Korea.Read Full Bio