The Importance of CPR and First Aid Training

The Importance of CPR and First Aid Training

The Importance of CPR and First Aid Training

Being ready for emergencies like stroke, cardiac arrest, choking, or a heart attack can increase a victim’s chances for survival if you have the knowledge and training for CPR and first aid. Knowing how to do CPR and initiate it at once increases the survival time of a victim until advanced medical help. The importance of CPR and First Aid Training can never be understated. 

The goal of CPR and first aid training is to educate people, not only about the skills required for saving a life but also in prevention and safety that would greatly reduce the risks of numerous preventable accidents. CPR and first aid training, as well as an automated external defibrillator or AED training courses, are offered for colleges, restaurants, schools, Healthcare professionals, childcare providers, corporations, family members, and to almost anyone qualified to take the course.

CPR and first aid training generally focus on hands-on training, as well as informative and simple instructions. Some classes can be done at the convenience of your home or workplace and may be scheduled in any shift, twenty-four hours a day.

CPR and First Aid classes are programs intended to train individuals to correctly respond to emergency situations with the needed skills that will ultimately save lives. Learning the essentials of “basic life support”, first aid, and CPR programs will provide a person with the knowledge of step-by-step CPR and first aid lessons that are set by the guidelines of the American Heart Association and American Red Cross.

All CPR and first aid trainees will receive certification upon passing the course. This will make them qualified to perform first aid tasks and CPR. Here are two CPR and First Aid courses offered at First Response:

Heartsaver Adult CPR

The course includes CPR for children over 8 and adults. The course teaches the role of AHA Chain of Survival, recognizing the four life-threatening emergencies in adults, cardiac arrest, stroke, choking, and performing CPR.

Heartsaver Aid Training

This course offers training in “basic first aid procedures” with the chance for training in AED and adult CPR. This course is for individuals assigned as first responders to medical emergencies in the community or workplace. The program includes the following modules: Children CPR; Infant CPR; Environmental: Adult CPR; Children and Adult CPR with AED.

There are lots of other courses for CPR and first aid training, including those intended for infants, pets, workplace, community, and home environments. Are you prepared to save a life? Explore the options in CPR and First aid trainings, and be truly ready to face medical emergencies.

Looking For First Aid Training In The North East? 

Join First Aid and Safety Training for nationally recognised, enjoyable and effective First Aid Courses and Training either onsite at your workplace anywhere in the North East or attend one of the open Emergency First Aid courses at our South Shields First Aid Training Centre. If you have any questions, please send an email to, call 0191 7166601 or send us a message online.

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Adam is the lead trainer at First Aid and Safety Training, with a background in the Military and the Police he has a wealth of first hand experience and knowledge about First Aid. If you have any questions about First Aid or our training courses, all you need to do is send us a message online or give us a call on 0191 7166601.

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