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Instructor Training Classes

Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT)

Audience: Anyone 17 years of age and older interested in becoming a Health & Safety Services Instructor
Course Content: Introduces American Red Cross history, structure and activities, provides instruction on assigning tasks and summarizing, presentation skills, and how to facilitate discussions and manage small task groups.
Prerequisite: 17 years of age or older
Certificate Received: Fundamentals of Instructor Training. Candidates must complete an instructor specialty course (ex. First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor) within 1 year of completing FIT. The certificate is valid as long as the individual maintains current American Red Cross instructor authorization.
Hours: 4

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

Audience: Those interested in volunteering to teach First Aid and CPR classes to the general public. In addition to teaching in volunteer courses, authorized instructors may instruct employees a their place of employment with an Authorized Provider Agreement on file with the Chapter.
Pre-Course Content: Participants must successfully complete the written pretest exam and skills evaluation in order to continue into the instructor course. Participants will be evaluated on Adult, Child and Infant cardiac and breathing emergency skills, AED skills, and First Aid skills. The precourse will be scheduled for approximately 1 hour each.
Instructor Course Content: Includes information and teaching suggestions to help teach the following basic level courses: Adult CPR, Infant and Child CPR, First Aid, AED, or any combination.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of pre-course session and FIT
Certificate Received: First Aid/CPR/AED instructor certificate (valid 2 yrs)
Hours: 16

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Instructor

Audience: Public Safety personnel, athletic trainers, lifeguards, emergency response team members, training academy participants, health care professionals.
Course Content: Trains instructor candidates to teach how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, infants and children, two-rescuer CPR, and use of breathing barriers and bag-valve masks.
Prerequisites: 17 years or older, FIT, and pass the pre-test exam and skills evaluation. Also must be a current Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED instructor.
Certificates Received: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Instructor.
Hours: 4

Lifeguard Training Instructor

Audience: Lifeguard candidates, camp counselors, water safety instructors, swim coaches, public safety personnel, adult/youth leaders and public.
Course Content: Trains instructor candidates to teach Lifeguard Training (including first aid), CPR for the Professional Rescuer, O2 Administration, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Preventing Disease Transmission, Automated External Defibrillation, Lifeguard Management, Lifeguard Instructor Aide and Community Water Safety, by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials and methods of conducting training sessions and evaluating participants' progress.
Prerequisites: 17 years of age and older, successfully complete written and skills pretest consisting of Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Fundamentals of Instructor Training is included in the training.
Certificate Received: Lifeguard Training Instructor
Hours: 26

Water Safety Instructor

Audience: Those interested in teaching others to swim and to be safe in and around water.
Course Content: The Water Safety Instructor course provides instructor candidates the training needed to teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants' progress. Fundamentals of Instructor Training is included in this course.
Prerequisites: 16 years of age and older and pass written and skills pretest.
Certificate Received: Water Safety Instructor
Hours: 30

Fees: Call 715-344-4052 for current price

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