How to Save a Life: First Aid, CPR and AED Certification Training

One of the most basic certifications that we require for all instructors at Outward Bound is the First Aid, CPR and AED certification. This is one of the seven internationally recognized certifications that participants on our Outdoor Leader Semester course earn. This certification is also featured on some of our Gap Year & Semester programs as well as Summer Expeditions. While this course covers basic first aid and life-saving techniques, it is very useful and can be easily applied in everyday life. It is especially important for outdoor professionals who need to be prepared to respond to emergency situations when help may be far away.

About the First Aid, CPR and AED Certification Training

First Aid, CPR and AED certification course

Who should take the First Aid, CPR and AED certification course?

The First Aid, CPR and AED certification training meets the needs of workplace responders, professional rescuers school staffs, professional responders and healthcare providers, as well as the general public.

What topics are covered in a First Aid, CPR and AED certification course? 

The course covers three segments: First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automatic electronic defibrillator). First Aid training covers how to assess and respond to first aid emergencies, including burns; cuts; head, neck and back injuries and more. CPR covers how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies. Lastly, the AED segment covers how to use an AED in response to cardiac arrest.

How long does it take to become First Aid, CPR and AED certified?

Courses typically take from 2 – 5 hours.

How long is a First Aid, CPR and AED certification valid?

Certifications are valid for 2 years.

Learn about this course and how you can get trained as an outdoor professional with OBCR.



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