Since more than 60 percent of
sport injuries occur during practice, coaches need to know how to respond to
injuries and provide appropriate first aid. The Gym.Net / Red Cross Sport
First Aid and CPR Course was created to teach school and club sport coaches
how to be safe, capable, and effective first responders to injured athletes.
During this course, coaches learn to develop a plan for emergency procedures,
reduce the number of avoidable injuries, recognize serious and minor injuries;
provide proper, immediate care for common sports injuries, and respond to
life-threatening emergencies. For over 85 years,
the American Red Cross has trained tens of millions of people in first aid and
CPR, translating the consensus of medical science into practical,
easy-to-understand information for the American public. These first aid and
CPR programs are available for any age group--preschoolers to adult--and are
designed to enhance understanding and increase participants' confidence and
First Aid and CPR
Prerequisites - None
Certificate Validity - One year
Adult and Child CPR/AED Training
The new Adult and Child CPR/AED course combines instruction in Adult and Child CPR with the use of
an automated external defibrillator. These are the two skills needed to save
the life of a sudden cardiac arrest victim. Adult CPR/AED Training is a 6 hour
course designed for the lay rescuer in the Workplace.
- Identify how to reduce the risk of cardiovascular
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack
and provide care to reduce the chance of cardiac arrest.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of a breathing
- Learn how to care for an adult who stops
- Learn how to care for an adult who is choking.
- Learn how to give CPR to an adult whose heart has
- Identify how to use your community's emergency
medical services (EMS) system effectively.
Minimum: 5 hours (length will vary depending on the
course and method)
- Successfully complete all skills outlined in the
- Pass written test with a minimum score of 80
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