First Aid & CPR

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Emergencies require prompt action and quick judgment. For many activities, at least one volunteer trained in first aid and CPR is necessary. For activities in a location where Emergency Medical Services would take more than 30 minutes to arrive, a wilderness first aid class is required in addition to first aid and CPR training.  International travel also requires wilderness first aid training. See below for Wilderness First Aid class session listings.

Safety Activity Checkpoints designates which activities require a first aid trained adult. A first aider is a person, 18 years or older, who has received training in first aid and CPR. The following health care providers may also serve as first aiders: physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, licensed practical/vocational nurse, paramedic, military medic, emergency medical technician, dentist or chiropractor. If that person is comfortable with his/her emergency medicine skills and the licensing/certification is current, then no additional training is required.

You are not required to take first aid and CPR from our council to be a Girl Scout first aider. First aid and CPR classes may be offered by recreation and park districts, school district adult education programs, fire departments, medical facilities, or local American Red Cross chapters. Check in your community to learn if a class is offered. Online courses for first aid and CPR are not accepted by our council.

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First Aid & CPR

This first aid class is for the adult acting as the first aider for most troop activities (see Safety Activity Checkpoints) and is valid for two years through Medic First Aid. The training class offered by Girl Scouts Heart of Central California is Medic First Aid, International, Inc., Pediatric Medic First Aid® with Infant, Child and Adult CPR. Adults who need to re-certify a CPR certificate from any agency other than Medic First Aid® may also enroll in any of these training courses. Online courses for First Aid and CPR are not accepted by our council.

Our training classes for First Aid and CPR do not meet the requirements of the California Emergency Medical Services for the Child Care Provider license in the state of California and are not intended to do so.  To seek providers you can go to the EMSA Web site www.emsa.ca.gov and check their listings.      

Fee $25.00

Day

Date

Time

Place

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Saturday

9/28/2013

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Sacramento area

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Saturday

10/5/2013

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Auburn

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Friday

10/11/13 (first half)

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Merced

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Saturday

10/12/13 (second half)

8:00am – 10:00am

Merced

Saturday

10/19/2013

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Roseville

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Saturday

10/26/2013

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Rancho Cordova

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Saturday

11/2/2013

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Modesto

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Saturday

12/14/2013

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Lodi

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Saturday

1/11/2014

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Folsom

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Mon/Mon

1/13 & 20/2014

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sacramento

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Saturday

1/25/2014

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Modesto

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Saturday

2/1/2014

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Yuba City

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Saturday

3/22/2014

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Sacramento area

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Tues/Weds

4/22 & 23/2014

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sacramento

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Saturday

4/26/2014

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Woodland

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Saturday

5/3/2014

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Modesto

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Saturday

5/10/2014

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Rocklin

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Saturday

8/16/2014

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Sacramento

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First Aid/CPR-Retraining

This training class offered by Girl Scouts Heart of Central California for first aid and CPR re-certification is MEDIC FIRST AID, International, Inc., Pediatric MEDIC FIRST AID® with Infant, Child and Adult CPR and is valid for two years. To be eligible for this class, your CPR certification must expire during the current calendar year. If your certification expires more than 30 days prior to re-certification, then you must take the entire class again. Adults who need to re-certify a CPR certificate from any agency other than MEDIC FIRST AID® may also enroll in any of these retraining courses. This class can be taken every other time you renew. You must take the full class the next time after you take a retrain class. Online classes for first aid and CPR are not accepted by our council.

Fee $25.00

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Wednesday

1/29/2014

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sacramento

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Thursday

2/27/2014

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Roseville

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Tuesday

3/25/2014

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Elk Grove

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Wednesday

4/30/2014

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sacramento

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Wilderness First Aid

Current CPR certification is a prerequisite for this class and you must bring your current CPR certificate to this class.
Combined with current CPR certification, which must be taken separately, this class provides the training needed when you are 30 minutes or more from response by Emergency Medical Services. A person trained in wilderness first aid must accompany Girl Scouts for international travel. Check Safety Activity Checkpoints for information on activities that require a wilderness first aider. Wilderness First Aid class focuses on practicing first aid skills in a wilderness setting and includes patient assessment, shock and bleeding, head and spinal injuries, wounds, burns, musculoskeletal injuries, and heat and cold injuries. This 16-hour class is a must for all going on international travel, backpackers, and high adventure enthusiasts! Limited financial assistance is available for adults. Currently scheduled courses will provide American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid certification.
Fee: $75 plus $15 for meals at Camp Menzies session and Fleming Lodge session

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Sat/Sun

10/12 & 13/2013

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fleming Lodge

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Sat/Sun

3/29 & 30/2014

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Woodland

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Several recognized organizations sponsor classes that meet the first aid training criteria set by GSUSA. You may choose from any of the options listed here. You may contact the council’s Director of Adult Development to inquire about classes that are not listed.

Organization

Courses for First Aiders

Courses for activities 30 minutes or more from EMS

Medic First Aid International, Inc.

Currently offered by GSHCC: Pediatric CPR and First Aid for Children.

 

American Red Cross

Community First Aid and Safety including CPR, Standard First Aid including CPR. Child Care including CPR (for GS Daisy leaders only)

Wilderness First Aid

American Safety and Health
Institute

Basic First Aid plus CPR for School and Community or the Workplace.

Wilderness First Responder

Emergency First Response

Primary Care (CPR) plus Secondary Care (first aid)

 

National Safety Council

Standard First Aid, CPR and AED or Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED

 

Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunity (SOLO)

 

Any standard CPR with one of the following: Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Emergency Technician

American Heart Association

Heartsaver First Aid and CPR

 

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

CPR and First Aid Training

Wilderness First Responder

EMS Safety Services

CPR and First Aid Training or Pediatric First Aid and CPR

 

 

Questions?

For more information, please call the council office at 1-800-322-4475 or 916-452-9181. Or, email us at info@girlscoutshcc.org