Highlands Classes

Health and Safety Classes

Health and Safety Classes Schedule

Disaster Training Classes

Disaster Training Schedule

HIV/AIDS Information

HIV/AIDS Classes

 


Health and Safety Classes

Current H & S Training Schedule


For more than a century, the American Red Cross has been saving lives with health and safety education programs. Red Cross training ranges from first aid, CPR and AED to swimming and lifeguarding; from HIV/AIDS education to care giving programs like Babysitter’s Training. American Red Cross programs help people live safer and healthier lives. The Red Cross constantly strives to respond to the health and safety concerns of Americans at home, in school and in the workplace. Today’s innovative programs also include teaching lay persons and professionals how to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to save victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Last year, nearly 12 million people enrolled in American Red Cross health and safety courses. You can help the Red Cross save lives. Become an instructor or an Authorized Provider, take a course, or volunteer at the Highlands Chapter.

* Authorized Provider Defined
An Authorized Provider is an individual or organization that has a Red Cross-trained instructor who can provide American Red Cross health and safety programs in-house. By becoming an Authorized Provider, you can build your own training team to teach health and safety courses to employees of your business or members of your organization. The programs listed above are just some of what's available to you as an American Red Cross Authorized Provider.

 

Courses for Your Community

For almost a century, the American Red Cross has trained tens of millions of people in first aid and CPR. With American Red Cross training, you can feel confident that if an emergency occurs, you'll know what to do.

 

Community First Aid and Safety  includes First Aid Basics, Adult CPR, and Infant and Child CPR. The course components can be taken individually or in any combination. Teaches Adult, Infant & Child CPR, Rescue Breathing, Airway Obstruction, How to Respond in an Emergency, and Basic First Aid. 

 

Wilderness First Aid This course is ideal for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts! Course uses a combination of lecture, skills practice, and role play learning to teach the response steps and treatment of injuries and illnesses in a delayed help situation. 

 

Family Caregiving Caring for a parent, spouse or friend in a home setting—ensuring a safe environment and providing even the most basic care—can be overwhelming. Now you can help caregivers by teaching the new Family Caregiving program. Family Caregiving offers nine modules that help participants to provide better care and gain an understanding of safety, nutrition, general care, legal and financial issues.

 

Together We Prepare A 90-minute session packed with information to help employees stay prepared with valuable lifesaving skills.  It’s a great employee benefit that gives workers information that can be applied on the job and at home with their families.

 

Babysitters Training  is designed to train our youth, ages 11-16, how to become effective babysitters.  Students learn how to entertain by age, rescue breathing for infants and children, what to do in emergencies, diapering, feeding, and professionalism.

 

Lifeguarding - Are you 15 or older and looking for a great summer job or a challenging career? American Red Cross Lifeguarding is the best place to start! Lifeguarding puts you in an exciting position, working as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water.

 

HIV/AIDS Education

The Red Cross, working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, educates people on how to stop the transmission of HIV, encourages people to respond in informed ways to people who have HIV, and helps people apply the facts about HIV to their own behavior. 

 

 

Emergency Response Course

The Emergency Response Course is a 44 hour course with optional add-ons that provide complete emergency response training that meets Emergency Cardiovascular Care 200 guidelines and meets and exceeds the 1995 Department of Transportation First Responders: National Standard Curriculum.

Lectures, demonstrations, videos, discussions and hands-on practice teach essential skills for numerous emergency situations.  Key content area include:

* First aid for injuries and sudden illness
* Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
* Preventing disease transmission- blood borne pathogens
* Assessing vital signs, blood pressure measurement
* Using Basic and supplemental oxygen breathing devices
* Spinal Injury Management
* Muscle, bone and joint injuries
* Special consideration for seniors and children
* Critical incident stress debriefing
* Healthy lifestyle tips
* Emergency childbirth

If interested in attending this class, please call 910-867-8151

 

 


Community First Aid and Safety
(CFAS)

$55.00

Community First Aid and Safety  

Includes First Aid Basics, Adult CPR, and Infant and Child CPR. The course components can be taken individually or in any combination. Teaches Adult, Infant & Child CPR, Rescue Breathing, Airway Obstruction, How to Respond in an Emergency, and Basic First Aid. **Meets ECC 2000 Guidelines.

Our CPR and First Aid training comes in several different combinations.  Pre-registration is required for all classes, so register early!  If you need help determining which course is right for your needs, give us a call at 910-867-8151 


CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPR-PR)

$65.00

This is a 9-hour course that teaches a variety of skills including one- and two-rescuer CPR, use of resuscitation masks and bag-valve masks for ventilating victims, and how to respond in special rescue situations such as drowning

CCPR Community CPR

$45.00

CCPR Community CPR includes adult, infant, child CPR and rescue breathing. Learn how to clear an obstructed airway and how to respond in an emergency situation.

 Pre-registration is required for all classes, so register early!  If you need help determining which course is right for your needs, give us a call at 910-867-8151.

 

Adult CPR

$40.00

Adult CPR includes adult CPR and rescue breathing. Learn how to clear an obstructed airway and how to respond in an emergency situation.

 Pre-registration is required for all classes, so register early!  If you need help determining which course is right for your needs, give us a call at 910-867-8151. 




First Aid Basics

$30.00

First Aid Basics. This course teaches basic first aid without training in CPR.

Pre-registration is required for all classes, so register early!  If you need help determining which course is right for your needs, give us a call at 910-867-8151.  

 

 

Introduce instructor candidates to the history, structure and activities of the American Red Cross. Prepare instructors to teach American Red Cross specialty course to diverse populations

Pre-registration is required for all classes, so register early!  If you need help determining which course is right for your needs, give us a call at 910-867-8151.  

 

 

First Aid CPR AED Instructor Course

Price: (please call for current pricing)

Train instructor candidate to teach First Aid /CPR/AED program courses and modules.
Prerequisite: Be at least 17 years of age, hold a current Fundamental of Instructor Training (FIT) certificate. Pass pre course exam
.

Pre-registration is required for all classes, so register early!  If you need help determining which course is right for your needs, give us a call at 910-867-8151

 

- Back to Top -

 


 

Wilderness First Aid

$60.00


      This course is ideal for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts! Course uses a combination of lecture, skills practice, and role play learning to teach the response steps and treatment of injuries and illnesses in a delayed help situation. Class includes: Student Guide, Mountaineering First Aid- A Guide to Accident Response and First Aid Care, and the When Help is Delayed Booklet. Certification: Wilderness First Aid Basics. This is a two day course.

      The American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Basics course is for those who work, live or play in remote areas - away from the usual EMS service. Even though the emergency workers near these areas may be trained to search for and rescue those in need, there may be a delay in the notification of assistance, the time required to get to the patient, or in moving the patient to more advanced treatment. Participants will learn components such as how to apply a splint, and how to treat hypothermia.

- Back to Top -


 

Family Caregiving  

$30.00 (per 2 modules)

Caring for a parent, spouse or friend in a home setting—ensuring a safe environment and providing even the most basic care—can be overwhelming. Now you can help caregivers by teaching the new Family Caregiving program. Family Caregiving offers nine modules that help participants to provide better care and gain an understanding of safety, nutrition, general care, legal and financial issues.

If you are interested in enrolling in this course on a self study basis (independent study) or if you are a nurse or have caregiver experience you would like to share, and would be interesting in teaching this course, please contact the Health and Safety director for more details at 910-867-8151.

The included modules in the Family Caregiving course are:

  1. Home Safety
  2. General Caregiving Skills
  3. Positioning and Helping Your Loved One Move
  1. Assisting with Personal Care
  2. Healthy Eating
  3. Caring for a Loved One with HIV/AIDS
  1. Legal and Financial Issues
  2. Caring for the Caregiver
  3. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

Caring for a parent, spouse or friend at home means your life is a balancing act. You want to provide the best care possible which can be a full-time job in itself. But if you’re like many caregivers, you have many other commitments, including a job and family.

These modules are just one hour in length. You can even purchase participant booklets (for $2.65) from the Dayton Red Cross Office and learn on your own. Either way, you’ll enhance your skills, reduce your stress and increase your confidence so you can provide the best possible care.

 

Home Safety 
This course covers: checking for home hazards; keeping your home safe from fire; importance of knowing how to use equipment such as wheelchairs; protecting caregivers and their loved ones from infection; being prepared for emergencies; creating a first aid kit and a disaster supplies kit.

 

Back

General Caregiving Skills 
This course covers: taking a person’s temperature, pulse and respirations, and giving medications properly.

Back

Positioning and Helping Your Loved One Move 
This course covers: understanding and applying the principles of good body mechanics; understanding the importance of responding to a loved one who spends a lot of time in bed; preventing pressure ulcers and safely helping a loved one move.

Back

Assisting with Personal Care 
This course covers: importance of personal care, assisting a loved one with mouth care, grooming, dressing and undressing, bathing, shampooing and toileting.

Back

Healthy Eating 

This course covers: recognizing that healthy eating is important for people of all ages, understanding basic nutrition and helping feed a loved one, if necessary.

Back

 

 

Caring for the Caregiver 
This course covers: recognizing the signs of caregiver stress, knowing how to make time for themselves, and accessing help such as respite care from community organizations.

Back

Legal and Financial Issues  
This course covers: legal issues surrounding caring for someone and planning his or her health care, and financial issues such as insurance information and budgeting.

Back

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia 
This course covers: dealing with common behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, providing care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, including activities such as bathing and eating, recognizing the signs of depression in a person who cares for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Back

Caring for a Loved One with HIV/AIDS  
This course covers: recognizing the symptoms of HIV and caring for a loved one with HIV/AIDS, understanding the facts about HIV and AIDS, caring for a person with AIDS, recognizing the risks of infection for a person with HIV/AIDS, and knowing how to reduce those risks and understanding importance of using universal precautions.

Back


 

Together We Prepare

$25.00

Together We Prepare is a 90-minute session packed with information to help employees stay prepared with valuable lifesaving skills.  It’s a great employee benefit that gives workers information that can be applied on the job and at home with their families. This is especially true for companies that are not OSHA or not federally mandated to be certified.

Would you know what to do in an emergency? First Aid and Preparedness shows you the key steps to handling emergencies with confidence: unconscious choking, breathing emergencies, shock, bleeding, burns, allergic reactions, bites, stings and injuries.

The fastest way to help employees prepare for an emergency. You will receive a First Aid and Preparedness participant’s booklet, First Aid and Emergency Preparedness reference guide.

If you are interested in enrolling in this course on a self study basis (independent study) please contact the Health and Safety director for more details at 910-867-8151.

 

- Back to Top -

 


Babysitter's Training
(BST)

$35.00Babysitting now includes infant and child CPR and is $50.00

Babysitter's Training is designed to train our youth, ages 11-16, how to become effective babysitters.  Students learn how to entertain by age, rescue breathing for infants and children, infant and child CPR, what to do in emergencies, diapering, feeding, and professionalism.

Cost is $50 per person. Pre registration is required.  Bring a bag lunch w/ drink.  Students will not be allowed to leave the premises until the course is finished.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!!!!

Babysitter's Training Instructors needed to teach the Babysitters Training Course--Must be at least 17 years of age.  Current CFAS-I encouraged to become BST-I  For more info please call 910-867-8151.  

 

- Back to Top -


 Swimming and Lifeguarding

Lifeguarding - Skills to Help You Build Your Future

Are you 15 or older and looking for a great summer job or a challenging career? American Red Cross Lifeguarding is the best place to start! Lifeguarding puts you in an exciting position, working as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water.

Lifeguarding will help you develop skills and experience that will be valued by colleges and future employers. It's a great way to demonstrate what you can offer. Colleges and employers look for applicants who can deal effectively with people, who have a take charge attitude and who are willing to work to develop new skills.

What You Will Learn
American Red Cross training makes learning fun and easy. Through classroom learning and hands-on practice, you'll learn:

  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries
  • Rescue skills - in the water and on land
  • First aid training and professional rescuer CPR - to help you prepare for any emergency
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities like interacting with the public and addressing uncooperative patrons.

 

- Back to Top -


HIV/AIDS Education

The Red Cross, working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, educates people on how to stop the transmission of HIV, encourages people to respond in informed ways to people who have HIV, and helps people apply the facts about HIV to their own behavior. These goals are accomplished through our educational programs.

 

HIV/AIDS Programs offered by the American Red Cross:

Basic HIV/AIDS Program

African American HIV/AIDS Program

Hispanic HIV/AIDS Program

Workplace HIV/AIDS Program

 

- Back to Top -


 


To contact us:

Highlands Chapter
American Red Cross

807 Carol Street
Fayetteville, NC 28303-0045
Phone: 910 867-8151 
Fax: 910 867-6004