Adult First Aid/CPR/AED and Bloodborne Pathogens

Program Purpose

The primary purpose of this program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to Adult cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies and provide students with the essential knowledge necessary to help reduce or eliminate the occupational risk of bloodborne pathogens. 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.

Program Objectives

  • Describe how to recognize an emergency and size up the scene.
  • Explain how to activate and work with the emergency medical services (EMS) system.
  • Understand legal concepts as they apply to lay responders, including consent and the purpose of Good Samaritan laws.
  • Identify how to reduce the risk of disease transmission when giving care.
  • Demonstrate how to check a person who is responsive for life-threatening and non life-threatening conditions.
  • Demonstrate CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for a person who is in cardiac arrest
  • How to take universal precautions with regard to bloodborne pathogen safety in the workplace
  • The importance of bloodborne safety training in preventing infection
  • The necessity of wearing PPE to protect yourself from bloodborne pathogens

Program Prerequisites


This page was last updated on: February 7, 2018