FIRST AID & CPR COURSES

STOP THE BLEED was created in response to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to increase collaboration between law enforcement, the fire service and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in responding to active shooter, mass casualty situations or acts of terrorism. This course focuses on the Hartford Consensus recommendations on improving survival from active shooter events. The Hartford Consensus Group recommends that the response to a traumatic incident, whether involving an active shooter or some other cause of injury, begin with bystander response.

Skills Learned:

  • Tourniquet application
  • Pressure dressing application
  • Hemostatic gauze implementation
  • Manually opening and assessing the airway

At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for early use of a tourniquet for life-threatening extremity bleeding.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate application of a tourniquet to the arm and leg.
  • Describe the progressive strategy for controlling hemorrhage.
  • Describe appropriate airway control techniques and devices.
  • Demonstrate the correct application of a topical hemostatic dressing (combat gauze) and pressure dressing.

How:

Training is conducted in a variety of ways. A portion of the program is given in a power point presentation format while constantly breaking off into small groups for practical exercises. Once the education is learned and the skills are understood we advance into culmination exercises. The culminating exercises are real world scenarios that responders could see and with the use of role players, life like moulage, we do our best to induce stress and realism that you would find out in the real world.

This course is designed for medical and non-medical personnel.

ASHI's Bloodborne Pathogens training program includes information that will help students understand what bloodborne pathogens are and how risks of exposure can be reduced for themselves and others. This bloodborne pathogens certification course assists in satisfying the training requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030).

Vigilant Medical Training offers the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) First Aid accredited course that is a PowerPoint and video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives.

Students will learn:

  • Duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers;
  • First aid actions for medical emergencies
    • including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke;
  • skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies
    • including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings.

This course is for medical and non-medical personnel who would like to be prepared to assist in minor medical emergencies.

Vigilant Medical Training offers the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) accredited course that is a PowerPoint and video-based, instructor-led course that teaches how to respond and treat victims of cardiac arrest.

Students will learn:

  • Adult and child CPR and AED use
  • Infant CPR
  • How to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants.

This course teaches information and skills in accordance with the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC.

This course is for medical and non-medical personnel who would like to be prepared to respond to a cardiac emergency.

Vigilant Medical Training offers the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) accredited courses that is a PowerPoint and video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives.

Skills covered in this course include:

  • Basic first aid treatments
  • Choking relief in adults, children, and infants
  • What to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

This course teaches information and skills in accordance with the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC.

This course is for medical and non-medical personnel who would like to be prepared to assist in the event of a minor medical emergency or cardiac emergency.

American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness Emergency Care (WEC) program supports a family of courses to meet the needs of everyone with outdoor interests, from easy day trips to challenging and technical activities, including wilderness rescue. The WEC textbook not only explains the concepts in clear language, it also shows you how to do all the skills, step by step, with many photos and drawings. The WEC Instructor Guide provides course outlines and lesson plans for all the wilderness courses and explains how to plan, prepare for, teach and evaluate a course. It also has a great collection of resources - including quizzes, scenarios for practical exams and evaluation forms.

WEC Courses:

  • Basic Wilderness First Aid is an intensive 8- to 10-hour course for those who are involved in wilderness recreation. This course may also meet the needs of volunteers and professionals who lead groups on short trips in relatively low-risk situations.
  • Wilderness First Aid is a 16- to 20-hour course for those who are involved in serious wilderness activities. This course is the choice of many wilderness trip leaders and guides.

This course is for medical and non-medical personnel who would like to be prepared to assist in wilderness emergencies.

These are some of our most popular courses because of the availability to be adaptable, creative and effective at delivering custom courses. These courses are perfect for office workers, school teachers and professors, day care employees, personal trainers and gym staff and athletic coaches.

Recently, Vigilant Medical Training has been working with our commercial and industrial clients to develop custom courses specific to injuries in the commercial and industrial work environments. These courses also focus on the organizations most common injuries and better prepares the organization to safely and effectively handle those specific emergencies.

If your requirements are unique or you only require certain medical training, the accredited courses from NAEMT, American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) and the American Heart Association (AHA) might not be best suited for you.

Vigilant Medical Training will work with your staff to design a custom course specific for your organization.