This course, developed by the American Red Cross and the National Federation of State High School Associations, gives students an overview of first aid and "best practices" for many first aid situations encountered by coaches. Students learn skills related to athletic injuries that may also be useful for injuries to officials, fellow coaches or spectators.Topics include:
Checking an Unconscious Athlete
Heat Related Illnesses
Injuries to the Head, Neck and Spine
Psychological and Mental Health Problems.
Students who score at least 80% on the course assessment may print a record of completion. Because CPR and AED require separate training for certification, these topics are not part of this course. Students are encouraged to register for the American Red Cross CPR/AED course as a complement to this course.