The Aquatics Department offers students, faculty and staff, and the community the opportunity to enroll in certification classes. The classes are held at the Leach Center and are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors.
The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers course is to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over.
These review courses are designed for individuals who are currently certified in CPR and need to renew their expiring certification. This course will renew CPR / AED for Pro Rescuer. Participants will practice all CPR & AED skills and will take the same written exam as the full original course. Prerequisites include proof of current CPR certification.
The primary purpose of the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program 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. The intended audience for the courses in this program includes lay responders in the workplace and community.
The purpose of a review course is to give participants the opportunity to review the course content within a formal class setting. The format optimizes a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skill tests. The responsibility for preparing for the written exam is shared by the instructor and participant. Each participant will have the opportunity to view the video segments, practice and perform skills for evaluation and complete the written exams.
The purpose of the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) course is to ensure that individuals with a duty to respond (public safety professionals and healthcare providers) have the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. The course emphasizes active, hands-on learning and uses scenario activities to help participants learn how to provide CPR, use an AED and relieve an obstructed airway for adult, child and infant patients.