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First Aid Program Updates for Training Centers

This information covers the beginning stages of updating NSC First Aid programs to the newest 2020 ILCOR Guidelines. Not all information is finalized, and those areas have been identified for your convenience.

As you know, there are thousands of steps required to complete the update of a single NSC program. This is just one reason NSC programs are so highly sought after. The level of detail and quality that goes into each one makes all the difference, and helps us strengthen the future of NSC and fuel our many missions. 

This web page will be updated regularly and is the go-to spot for all transition updates. The NSC First Aid and Product Development teams appreciate your patience as we continue this long-awaited journey. 

Important Things to Know

Dates

  • July 1, 2021: Instructor Resource Kits bought after this date will be replaced with updated IRKs at no charge
  • Oct. 4, 2021: NSC begins taking transition pre-orders
  • Nov. 23, 2021: First Aid transition begins (estimated launch of first program: FA/CPR/AED English)
  • May 31, 2022: First Aid transition pricing ends

Details

  • See chart below for NSC pre-orders
  • Read the NEW NSC nomenclature
    Participant – previously referred to as student
    eLearning refers to the online learner course
    Blended eIDC refers to the blended Instructor Development Course or Train the Trainer course
    Participant Workbooks – previously referred to as Student Workbooks
  • Transition pricing will be effective for six months: Sept. 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022
  • Regular (post-transition) pricing will be effective as of June 1, 2022
    New product codes will also apply, as with previous transitions
    These codes will be provided at a later date to avoid confusion (estimated Feb. 1, 2022)
    Effective June 1, 2022, NSC will initiate a price increase on many first aid materials (estimated Feb. 1, 2022)
  • Previously purchased first aid materials may be used at the discretion of the customer; if the customer is not under any regulatory agency mandates, they may use current materials until depleted
  • NSC will NOT take returns for items purchased PRIOR to the 30 days standard return policy
  • NSC will NOT make any exchanges of old materials for new materials
  • Effective with all new updated first aid program offerings, NSC first aid multimedia will be available as download only (no longer available as CD, DVD or USB)
  • NSC first aid will offer an instructor transition online training video (estimated November 2021) in English and Spanish

No Charge Instructor Resource Kit Replacement Details

  • Instructor Resource Kits bought on or after July 1, 2021, will be replaced with the newly updated IRK at no charge
  • The replacement IRKs will be available as physical or electronic kits
  • All replacement kits will ship directly to the Instructor to avoid Training Centers having to incur shipping fees; if the preference is to ship to the Training Center for distribution, please request this on the order
  • Instructors cannot share Instructor Resource Kits; every first aid instructor must have an IRK

Information That Has Not Been Finalized

  • Instructor transition webinar
  • Product codes and pricing
  • Order forms and process

Program and Product Shelf Dates and Pre-Orders

NOTE:

  • All eIDCs will only be available in English
  • Pediatric FA/CPR/AED offering will only be available in English
  • Bloodborne & Airborne Pathogens instructor materials will only be available in English

Additional information will be coming soon on the following courses:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced FA/CPR/AED
  • Emergency Medical Response (EMR)

New FY22 First Aid Program Changes

eLearning Offerings

NSC will now offer four of the five* primary courses as an eLearning (online) option.

The following will be offered in English and Spanish:

  • FA/CPR/AED - updated offering
  • FA only - new offering
  • CPR/AED only - new offering
  • Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens - updated offering

*Please note: Pediatric FA/CPR/AED will not be offered as an eLearning (online) program.

eIDC Offerings

NSC will now offer four of the five* primary courses as eIDCs (online), also know as the Train the Trainer program, in English only to maintain consistency throughout NSC program offerings:

  • FA/CPR/AED - updated offering
  • FA only - new offering
  • CPR/AED only - new offering
  • Pediatric FA/CPR/AED - new offering

*Please note: : Bloodborne & Airborne Pathogens will not be offered as an eIDC as this program is a facilitator-style program. Participants and instructors will obtain certification to satisfy requirements. Participants must take this course annually to maintain their certification.

The four programs will be available as blended learning, offering less in-person time (current three days in class vs. one partial day in class) at a lower cost.

PART 1 - iNITIAL ElEARNING (ONLINE)
PART 2 - hANDS-ON LEARNING (CLASSROOM)
Unit 1: Principles of First Aid

Unit 2: First Aid Facilitation and Classroom Management
Unit 3+: Specific Program Curriculum

  • FA/CPR/AED
  • FA Only
  • CPR/AED Only
  • Pediatric FA/CPR/AED
  • Refresh on the First Aid Facilitation and Classroom Management portions that require hands-on, in-person
  • Micro teaching exercises
  • Skills practice
  • Skills testing


Participant Material Offerings

NSC will now offer four of the five* primary participant course materials in Spanish. 

Participant Workbooks (previously Student Workbooks):

  • FA/CPR/AED
  • FA only
  • CPR/AED only
  • Bloodborne & Airborne Pathogens

*Please note: Pediatric FA/CPR/AED will not be offered in Spanish.

Instructor Resource Material Offerings

All five primary programs will now have the Instructor Guide.

  • Annotated version of Participant Workbook for instructor use
  • Previously only available in FA/CPR/AED, FA, CPR/AED
  • Now available in:
    FA/CPR/AED - updated offering
    FA only - updated offering
    CPR/AED only - updated offering
    Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens - new offering
    Pediatric FA/CPR/AED - new offering

Instructor Renewal

NSC will update our Instructor Renewal Course. This course will now be available in Spanish, and it will remain a requirement every two years for recertification