ProFirstAid Only Intro

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Welcome to ProFirstAid Only. In this lesson, we'll be giving you a rundown of everything you can expect to learn in this important course and even a few specifics of the course. And even though you'll just be learning hand's only CPR, at the end we'll give you a little information on why learning CPR is so important.

Your instructor for the duration of your ProFirstAid Only course is Roy Shaw. Roy is a licensed paramedic with years of both real-world and instructor experience and also a cofounder of ProCPR and ProFirstAid. In other words, you're in good hands.

We created ProFirstAid Only with you in mind. In our busy modern world, it's hard to imagine fitting anything else into our already jam-packed schedules and especially several hours' worth of first aid training. Since your schedule is already hectic, we created ProFirstAid Only to be available whenever you are, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can squeeze in a quick lesson whenever you have a few minutes to spare, whether it's day or night, weekend or workday. It's there when you need it.

Regardless of your occupation, you'll be getting the best training available for adult, child, and infant first aid. Whether it's a sudden illness or an injury-related emergency, you'll be better prepared to handle it thanks to the skills you're about to learn; important skills that you can use in the workplace, and also at home.

The list of occupations that can benefit from the ProFirstAid Only course is long and includes:

  • Individuals who have CPR certification and require First Aid only to meet OSHA and other requirements
  • Construction Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Forestry
  • Transportation
  • Electricians
  • Security Personnel
  • Adult Foster Care
  • Restaurant Staff
  • Home Health Care Aids
  • Hotel Staff
  • CNAs
  • High School Teachers
  • High School Coaches

The total course time includes 2 hours and 56 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, a final test, remedial help, and time spent reviewing downloaded material, like the student manual that comes with this course. You can download that manual here: Student Manual.

What You Will Learn in this Course

Your ProFirstAid Only course curriculum is quite substantial. Some of the important things you'll be learning are:

  • Introductory First Aid Training
    • The Five Fears of CPR Rescue
  • Heart Attack and Stroke
    • Stroke
    • Heart Attacks
  • Choking
    • Conscious Choking
  • Bleeding and Shock
    • Capillary, Venous, Arterial Bleeding
    • Shock Management
  • Sudden Illness and Injury
    • Mechanism of Injury
    • Secondary Survey
    • Musculoskeletal Injuries
    • Amputation
    • Head, Neck, and Back Injuries
    • Seizure
    • Eye Injuries
    • Allergic Reactions
    • Snake Bites
    • Diabetes
    • Burns 
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies
    • Snow Safety - Prevention, Hypothermia, Frostbite
    • Heat and Cold Emergencies
  • Prevention
    • Car Backing
    • Child Proofing the Home
    • Poison Control
    • Pool Safety
    • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Reducing Your Risk
    • Glove Removal
    • Hand Hygiene

Pro First Aid Only is an online first aid certification that meets OSHA guidelines for the general workplace where CPR certification is not required. If you need ONLY first aid training without CPR, you are welcome to utilize this course and receive a new, two-year First Aid Only certificate. And if you ever decide to become CPR certified in the future, check out our CPR & First Aid course for all ages.

Those of you old enough to remember may recall that McDonald's signs used to include a running total of the number of hamburgers sold until that number outgrew the sign. More than 14,000 satisfied professionals just like yourself have completed this ProFirstAid Only course. And although our numbers aren't growing as quickly as McDonald's, we do sincerely hope that you'll be the next person who has a satisfying experience.

Pro Tip: Please keep this in mind as you progress through your course: Although this is an online course, we are still available to answer any questions you may have. Don't be shy. If you ever need help, reach out and we'll be here for you.

Also worth mentioning is that the written course material that accompanies each video lesson (like this one) will often have some additional information that isn't in the video. And you'll occasionally find areas of emphasis labeled as Pro Tips and Warnings that will be highlighted and difficult to miss.

Why Learning High-Quality CPR is Important

ProFirstAid Only is different from the typical first aid courses. We believe that high-quality CPR and first aid training is something everyone should be able to access, for free. So, rather than paying simply to learn CPR and first aid, the payment is at the very end, only for those who need a certification card for work.

We also believe that the problem with CPR isn't that everyone is doing CPR incorrectly. The bigger problem is that people aren't doing CPR at all. That's why we start with the "why." Why are people afraid to rescue? What happens when CPR doesn't work? These are just a few of the parts of the training that will make even the most seasoned professional walk away from the course learning something new or thinking about CPR and first aid differently.

Gaining confidence in your skills is a big part of performing high-quality CPR (even hand's only CPR) and administering vital first aid. Remembering that as you progress through each lesson will serve you well.

Welcome again to ProFirstAid Only. Now, let's get started!