Tuesday, January 13, 2015

National Safety Council First Aid Course

First Aid Course

We will be partnering with the NC Department of Labor to offer a First Aid, CPR and AED course on February 17th from 9:00 A.M.  until 5:00 p.m.  The course is in our shared classroom a the Cooperative Extension Office in Buncombe County. (94 Coxe Avenue Asheville)  The class is open to 15 people only and I have 5 already pre-registered so the next 10 that contact me can enroll.  

MSHA and OSHA require that a person on every mine or jobsite be capable of performing basic first aid in the event of an emergency.  This class will meet the requirements for both federal regulatory agencies (MSHA and OSHA).  However, it is not just about being compliant.  You will learn skills to provide care for life threatening and non-life threatening situations, so you can also care for loved ones, neighbors and others along with co-workers. 

This is a National Safety Council course and is provided by an experienced instructor.  The class will consist of classroom and hands-on training.  The course agenda is as follows: 
1.     How to act in an emergency
2.     Preventing disease transmission
3.     Checking the victim
4.     Basic life support
5.     Recovery position
6.     Chocking
7.     Heart attack and chest pain
8.     Bleeding and wound care
9.     Shock
1    Burns
1    Bone, joint and muscle injuries
1    Sudden illness
1    Allergic reactions
1    Poisoning
1    Cold and heat emergencies
1   Moving a victim.

The complete course will take between 6 and 8 hours depending on individuals retention skills.  You will be provided with National Safety Council materials (book and DVD) for you to keep and share with family members.  Upon satisfactory completion of the course you will also be provided with a certificate, including a pocket card, for First Aid, CPR and AED.  You must at least complete the First Aid requirements before continuing with CPR and AED.

Remember this contains the hands-on portion on the use of dressing and bandaging, and also CPR, which requires that you must be able to get in the floor to practice skills of CPR. 

The cost for this class is nothing.  This is provided through the NCDOL as part of a State Grants program regarding compliance with required regulatory requirements.

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.