Note: Your progress in watching these videos WILL NOT be tracked. These training videos are the same videos you will experience when you take the full ProFirstAid program. You may begin the training for free at any time to start officially tracking your progress toward your certificate of completion.

Welcome to ProFirstAid. In this lesson, we'll be giving you a rundown of everything you can expect to learn in this important course and even a few specifics of the course. And at the end, we'll give you a little information on why learning CPR is so important.

Your instructor for the duration of your ProFirstAid course is Roy Shaw. Roy is a licensed paramedic with years of both real-world and instructor experience and also a cofounder of ProCPR and ProFirstAid. In other words, you're in good hands.

We created ProFirstAid with you in mind. Regardless of your occupation, you'll be getting the best training available for infant, child, and adult CPR and first aid. Your schedule is probably hectic, which is why ProFirstAid is available whenever you are, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can squeeze in a quick lesson whenever you have a few minutes to spare, whether it's day or night, weekend or workday. It's there when you need it.

The list of occupations that can benefit from the ProFirstAid course is long and includes:

  • Daycare providers
  • Elementary/Middle School Teachers
  • Elementary/Middle School Coaches
  • Foster parents
  • Nannies / Babysitters
  • Bus Drivers
  • Tour Guides
  • Others who require Pediatric CPR (adult, child, and infant) and First Aid to meet OSHA requirements

The total course time includes 4 hours and 22 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, a final test, remedial help, and time spent reviewing downloaded material, like the student manual that comes with this course. You can download that manual here: Student Manual.

What You Will Learn in this Course

Your ProFirstAid course curriculum is extremely substantial. Some of the important things you'll be learning are:

  • Introductory CPR & First Aid Training
    • Latest Updates
    • The Five Fears of CPR Rescue
    • Accessing EMS with Technology
  • Medical Emergencies
    • Stroke
    • Heart Attacks
  • Universal Precautions
  • Cardiac Arrest Training
    • Adult, Child, Infant CPR
    • AED Training
    • Hands-Only CPR
  • Choking Training
    • Adult, Child, Infant Choking (Conscious)
    • Adult, Child, Infant Choking (Unconscious)
  • Bleeding Control
    • Capillary, Venous, Arterial Bleeding
    • Amputation
    • Shock
    • Tourniquets
    • Hemostatic Agents
    • Animal & Human Bites
  • Injuries
    • Mechanism of Injury
    • Secondary Survey
    • Musculoskeletal Injuries
    • Head, Neck, and Back Injuries
    • Concussion
    • Burns
    • Eye Injuries
  • Sudden Illness
    • Fainting
    • Diabetes
    • Seizure
    • Snake Bites
    • Allergic Reactions & EpiPen
    • Asthma
    • Recovery Position
  • Heat & Cold Emergencies
  • Prevention
    • Car Backing
    • Child Proofing the Home
    • Poison Control
    • Pool Safety
    • Child Abuse and Neglect

ProFirstAid is an adult, child and infant, pediatric CPR/AED, and First Aid 2-year certification. If you are currently certified with Red Cross, AHA, National Safety Council, ASHI, or Medic First Aid, you are welcome to utilize the ProFirstAid.com program and receive a new, two-year ProFirstAid certificate. Individuals are free to train, refresh, and test at no charge any time 24/7! ProFirstAid's class is nationally accredited and follows the latest American Heart Association, ECC/ILCOR guidelines.

Those of you old enough to remember may recall that McDonald's signs used to include a running total of the number of hamburgers sold until that number outgrew the sign. More than 65,000 satisfied professionals just like yourself have completed this ProFirstAid course. And although our numbers aren't growing as quickly as McDonald's, we do sincerely hope that you'll be the next person who has a satisfying experience.

Pro Tip: Please keep this in mind as you progress through your course: Although this is an online course, we are still available to answer any questions you may have. Don't be shy. If you ever need help, reach out and we'll be here for you.

Also worth mentioning is that the written course material that accompanies each video lesson (like this one) will often have some additional information that isn't in the video. And you'll occasionally find areas of emphasis labeled as Pro Tips and Warnings that will be highlighted and difficult to miss.

Why Learning High-Quality CPR is Important

ProFirstAid is different from the typical CPR and first aid courses. We believe that high-quality CPR training is something everyone should be able to access, for free. So, rather than paying simply to learn CPR, the payment is at the very end, only for those who need a certification card for work.

We also believe that the problem with CPR isn't that everyone is doing CPR incorrectly. The bigger problem is that people aren't doing CPR at all. That's why we start with the "why." Why are people afraid to rescue? What happens when CPR doesn't work? These are just a few of the parts of the training that will make even the most seasoned professional walk away from the course learning something new or thinking about CPR differently.

Gaining confidence in your skills is a big part of performing high-quality CPR and administering vital first aid. Remembering that as you progress through each lesson will serve you well.

Welcome again to ProFirstAid. Now, let's get started!