First AID Training

The following are deemed to be the minimal acceptable first AID training program for employees engaged in logging activities.

First AID and CPR training shall be conducted using the conventional methods of training such as lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, and examinations (both written and practical). The length of training must be sufficient to assure that trainees understand the concepts of first AID and can demonstrate their ability to perform the various procedures contained in the outline below.

Topics include: First AID

  • The definition of first AID.
  • Legal issues of applying first AID (Good Samaritan Laws).
  • Basic anatomy.
  • Patient assessment and first AID for the following:
    1. Respiratory arrest.
    2. Cardiac arrest.
    3. Hemorrhage.
    4. Lacerations/abrasions.
    5. Amputations.
    6. Musculoskeletal injuries.
    7. Shock.
    8. Eye injuries.
    9. Burns.
    10. Loss of consciousness.
    11. Extreme temperature exposure (hypothermia/hyperthermia)
    12. Paralysis
    13. Poisoning.
    14. Loss of mental functioning (psychosis/hallucinations, etc.). Artificial ventilation.
    15. Drug overdose.
    16. Application of dressings and slings.
    17. Treatment of strains, sprains, and fractures.
    18. Immobilization of injured persons.
    19. Handling and transporting injured persons.
    20. Treatment of bites, stings, or contact with poisonous plants or animals.

CPR Training

Basic Life Support (BLS)

The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

What Does This Course Teach?

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Heartsaver CPR AED Training

The Heartsaver CPR AED course trains participants to give CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

The AHA Heartsaver CPR AED Course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

What does this course teach?

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*