First Aid Training

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:41:00 AM

First Aid

First Aid/CPR/AED: First aid training gives participants the information and skills needed to help during many emergency situations. First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) trainings are universally recognized for their effectiveness. It can help ensure that everyone from the Scout working on a First Aid merit badge to a Scouter leading a unit on a high-adventure trek is fully prepared. This blended learning course includes an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skills session. The online portion (~two hours) must be completed before attending the in-class portion.  

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course: This course will train instructor candidates to teach basic-level American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED courses. This is a blended learning course consisting of online content, a pre-course skill session and classroom segments. Prerequisites: Possess a current basic-level American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification or equivalent and be at least 16 years of age on the last day of the instructor course. Complete online classes prior to attending the classroom activities (instructions will be sent with registration confirmation).

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. Participants will learn how to assess, treat, and (when possible) contain emergencies within the scope of their training. Course prerequisites: Minimum age 14; current certification in an adult CPR course; completion of AED training.  Certification: Organizations and individuals may provide students who successfully complete the 16-hour curriculum a certificate of completion of a class that meets the criteria of the Boy Scouts of America for Wilderness First Aid. The content of this course may not deviate, either through additions or deletions, from the approved curriculum. Who is this for? Youth and adult Scout leaders are encouraged to take this first-aid course, which offers a management dimension that most curriculums fail to address. Scout leaders will likely find it the most valuable program they’ll ever take. The BSA requires at least one person (two preferred) per unit to be WFA-certified for certain high-adventure camp and backcountry experiences. This certificate will be valid for two years.

The trainings are being held at Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W., Houston, Texas 77008).

Date Course Time Cost Register
September 14, 2019 First Aid/CPR/AED 8:30 - 10:15 or
11:00 - 12:15 (if the 8:30 class fills up) 
$41.50 Register
September 21-22, 2019 First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course 8:00 am - 5:00 pm $86.50* Register
October 12, 2019 First Aid/CPR/AED 8:30 - 10:15 or
11:00 - 12:15 (if the 8:30 class fills up) 
$41.50 Register
November 9-10, 2019 Wilderness First Aid 9:30 - 5:00 (Saturday and Sunday) $91.50 Register



For more information, contact Gidget Swift.