First Aid is a 3 hour course provided by Campaign Pay it Forward. This class addresses the most common injuries and ailments and their proper treatment.

The Campaign Pay it Forward offers this CLASS IN FIRST AID for emergencies and minor accidents. First Aid for common injuries should be part of EVERY person(s) knowledge base. Campaign Pay it Forward is proud to offer this 3-hour class that will teach basic first aid that will teach non-medical professionals medical treatment for a typical sick or injured person. Without the benefit of a doctor or other medical professional at the scene of minor or serious injury, a regular person can provide emergency treatment without professional medical advice. The proper first aid training will teach you the basic steps of first aid care and first aid skills and assist in providing medical care.

There are numerous steps in assisting an injured party prior to providing first aid and medical help. This website/webpage should not be used in lieu of taking our course or used in part or parcel towards aiding a victim. For example, If you cannot confirm that the scene and environment surrounding the injured party are safe, you should not approach and put yourself in harm’s way, and steps should be taken to secure the scene by professionals. At no time should a non-professional person put themselves in harm’s way. The First Aid course will prepare you to respond with the appropriate emergency medical response.

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The Campaign Pay it Forward’s First Aid courses teach the proper treatment for numerous minor conditions and life threatening situations. During the steps that occur prior to approaching the situation and/or after initial steps one is often required to contact emergency medical services or call 911/EMS. There are several circumstances where a person is required to call 911/EMS. These steps that are taught in our first aid training adheres to the guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association and the Red Cross. The AHA and the Red Cross are excellent resources for information. The Red Cross also provides excellent classes and provide medical advice. For infants, the American College of Pediatric medicine provides further guidelines that are also adhered to.

The proper use of and inventory of a first aid kit and first aid manual are important. Topics of study are from a simple bee sting, a minor burn, allergic reaction, chest pain, difficulty breathing, a broken bone, rescue breathing, stop bleeding, blood loss, shock / mental health, cardiac arrest, heart attack, abdominal thrusts for choking, an additional life threatening condition and the prevention of further injury. Basic First Aid does not include CPR/ AED or cardiopulmonary resuscitation / automated external defibrillator, but first aid training does cover and review the identification of cardiac arrest and the concepts of blood flow and rescue breathing. Medical treatment includes mental health first aid training. Basic First Aid can save someone’s life in addition to providing medical care during a situation that requires CPR – cardiopulmonary resuscitation. After completing first aid training and the use of a first aid kit, it is recommended that a person takes the CPR AED program and properly learn how to perform CPR, rescue breathing, chest compressions, direct pressure and when to contact emergency medical services or call 911. Regardless of providing timely first aid during a medical emergency, emergency services and professional medical care is often required.


In the event of a medical emergency or minor injured person, having a first aid kit or multiple first aid kits and the knowledge of basic first aid will better prepare you and/or your facility for an emergency situation. Organizations like the Red Cross offer inventory lists for a proper first aid kit or first aid kits to provide successful first aid care. Your First Aid Kit or typically includes PPE, personal protection equipment that includes disposable gloves, face masks, face shields and one way valve masks for providing rescue breaths. Gloves or a single gloved hand is necessary for treating an affected area, bodily fluids, other bodily fluids, an allergic reaction and touching any body part to avoid transmitting or receiving bacterium or virus. Gloves should be worn for chest compressions as well as part of first aid standards and CPR. Bleeding stops require a PPE in particular. First Aid care to a sick or injured person should be approached with the proper PPE In order to save the life of another person one must first protect their own life. Once again the proper first aid training in addition to well inventoried first aid kit can make the difference in an emergency.

In addition to the First Aid training class, CPR/AED is recommended and often taken together with First Aid. Campaign Pay it Forward also offers training in first aid. The First Aid Certification works in concert with the knowledge and training received through the CPR AED for a person to be prepared and potentially save another person. Similar to the blended learning and online CPR AED, the First Aid component also requires and online prerequisite. An education in First Aid CPR AED for an Adult, Child and Infant is the cornerstone world class skill set to save a person. A common Red Cross memory device abbreviation known as the three ps refers to Preserve Life, Prevent Worsening and Promote Recovery. These are basic first aid goals and first aid directives. Reacting properly in an emergency requires this first layer of education; First Aid.

Campaign Pay it Forward provides numerous classes at nominal fees to ensure that as many people as possible can be trained in providing care in an emergency. Campaign Pay it Forward additionally provides courses in Stop the Bleed, Scouting, CPR AED, First Aid, Basic Life Support, TACMED, Lifeguard Training, Babysitting, Water safety, ServSafe, Wilderness First Aid and Instructor Courses such as ACLS, PALS, CPR, Lifeguarding, Basic Life Support.

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