This course is a study of the fundamentals of first aid with emphasis on the prevention and emergency care of injuries of all kinds. Units using multimedia instruction and cardiopulmonary resuscitation will be given with American Red Cross certification. This course also provides clarification when and how to activate the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system, thus eliminating the confusion that often causes delays in obtaining emergency medical care. This course also emphasizes the need for rapid medical assistance in life-threatening emergencies. Certification in CPR/AED and Responding to Emergencies (First Aid component) will be awarded to students who meet course completion requirements.