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First Aid, CPR & AED Online Course Content National Safety Council American Heart
American Red Cross
Meets OSHA Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First Aid Program Yes No No
Course is available in Spanish Yes No No
AED use Yes
NSC Best Practice!
NSC goes beyond the Best Practices Guide by including 2-person AED use.
No No
Covers the following injuries: Dislocations, muscle cramps and strains Yes
NSC Best Practice!
NSC goes beyond the OSHA best practices to include broken ribs, sucking chest wounds and abdominal injuries.
Yes Yes
Allergic reactions to poison ivy, oak and sumac Yes
NSC Best Practice!
NSC goes beyond the Best Practices Guide to include this.
No No
How to triage in a mass casualty incident Yes No Yes
Child and infant CPR and AED Yes No No
No AED content for child and infants
Final exam Yes
Students must pass in two attempts with a score of at least 80%.
No Yes
Students must pass in two attempts with a score of at least 80%.
In-depth skills testing Yes
Tests 13 skills
Tests only 6 skills
Customized screen images to reflect the student's environment (school, office, manufacturing, etc.) Yes No No
Pages are designed to effectively deliver online content Yes
Content is laid out to facilitate learning and retention, with 4-color photography, animations, progressive disclosure and easy page navigation.
Design is identical to student textbook, with static pages, small fonts and limited animations.
Contains 4-color photos and is easy to navigate, but the screen size is small and screen design cluttered.
Every lesson includes video content Yes
Video is featured in each lesson, PLUS additional video demonstrations for maximum retention.
No No
There is no video content, only photographs.
Interactive learning components Yes
Includes review questions throughout each lesson and film-based scenarios.
No Yes
Includes review questions and written scenarios at the end of each segment.
  • Did you know ...

    employers must ensure the ready availabililty of medical personnel? OSHA standards require that in the absence of an infirmary, clinic or hospital in close proximity to the workplace, an employee must be trained to render first aid.

  • NSC Best Practices

    As an employer, you have no way of knowing what type of injury may occur. NSC recommends a 3- to 4-minute response time for all emergencies.

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