First Aid / CPR / AED / O2

This class is not sold directly online.  If you'd like to sign up or have questions:

Introduction

The First Aid/CPR/AED/O2 class is designed to study, discuss, analyze and understand a wide variety of scenarios to prepare the student to be a competent first responder in a medical emergency.

There are four sections to this class:

  • First Aid - trauma, assessments, and treatments for soft tissue, muscular-skeletal, neurological, punctures, bites, stings, blood-borne pathogens, cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies, decompression illness, and other diving maladies.  There is also information on emergency planning and response plans.
  • CPR – cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, including one and two-person CPR, child CPR, rescue breathing and associated barriers, and CPR following spinal or cervical injuries.
  • AED – use and operation of an automated external defibrillator.
  • O2 Provider – use and operation of oxygen delivery systems, barriers and masks.

The online classroom and downloadable treatment guide cover all aspects of the class.  The in-person portion of the class covers the practical training necessary to be a first responder for the above emergencies.

This is not Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic training.  This class is designed around first response and stabilizing a patient or victim until a higher level of medical care arrives.

The in-person portion of this program is an academic-only class with no in-water training and normally conducted over one 8-hour day.

Class Information

This is an academic-only class conducted over 8 classroom hours.  There are no dives required for this class.  The class covers First Aid / CPR / AED / O2 at the "first-responder" level.

Requirements

  • Minimum age of 16
  • Must complete UTD online registration process
  • No smoking