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First Aid

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the correct actions to take during an initial response to an accident or first aid situation.
  • Identify the correct actions to take when providing first aid in situations involving bleeding.
  • Identify the symptoms of shock and the correct actions to take when providing first aid in situations involving shock.
  • Identify the correct actions to take when providing first aid in situations involving burns.
  • Identify the correct actions to take when providing first aid in electrical accident situations.
  • Identify the symptoms associated with a head injury and the correct actions to take when providing first aid in situations involving potential head injuries.
  • Identify when to suspect a spinal injury and the correct actions to take when providing first aid in situations involving potential spinal injuries.
  • Identify the correct actions to take when providing first aid in situations involving fractures.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of poisonings and the correct actions to take when providing first aid in poisoning accidents.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms associated with environmental emergencies, including snakebites and heat and cold stress, and the correct actions to take when providing first aid in these situations.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms associated with medical emergencies including asthma, anaphylaxis, and seizures.

Available in English, Spanish

65 minutes

First aid responders will know how to make an initial response to work related accidents and use commonly accepted first aid practices for treating the injured prior to possible referral for medical treatment. This program includes an overview of the major changes affecting first aid responders in the 2005 Guidelines for First Aid sponsored by the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association. This program does not qualify as first aid certification. It is intended to be used as a review between certifications.

Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Initial Response
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Electric Shock
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Acute Poisoning
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies
Regulations
  • 30 CFR Subchapter K Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health
  • Part 56 Safety and Health Standards – Surface Metal and Nonmetal Mines
  • Subpart N – Personal Protection
  • Section 56.15001
  • Subpart Q – Safety Programs
  • Section 56.18010, 56.18012, 56.18013, 56.18014
  • MSHA’s Program Policy Manual