Learn to care for an injured or ill person using first aid, CPR and AED skills and information until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.
The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual supports the courses in the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program, to teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. This manual contains information about recognizing an emergency, the emergency action steps, recognizing cardiac arrest, signs of a heart attack, giving CPR, the cardiac chain of survival, how to use an AED, care for chocking, care for sudden illnesses and other life-threatening injuries. As well as the information and skills needed to assist with an asthma inhaler, epinephrine auto-injector, splinting, tourniquet application, and naloxone administration. This program offers a choice of first aid, CPR and AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience. The care steps in the program are consistent with the 2020 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and the 2020 American Heart Association and American Red Cross Guidelines for CPR and First Aid.