Note: Your progress in watching these videos WILL NOT be tracked. These training videos are the same videos you will experience when you take the full ProFirstAid Basic program. You may begin the training for free at any time to start officially tracking your progress toward your certificate of completion.

Welcome to ProFirstAid Basic. In this lesson, we'll be giving you a rundown of everything you can expect to learn in this important course and even a few specifics of the course. And at the end, we'll give you a little information on why learning CPR is so important.

Your instructor for the duration of your ProFirstAid Basic course is Roy Shaw. Roy is a licensed paramedic with years of both real-world and instructor experience and also a cofounder of ProCPR and ProFirstAid. In other words, you're in good hands.

We created ProFirstAid Basic with you in mind. In our busy modern world, it's hard to imagine fitting anything else into our already jam-packed schedules and especially several hours' worth of CPR and first aid training. Since your schedule is already hectic, we created ProFirstAid Basic to be available whenever you are, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can squeeze in a quick lesson whenever you have a few minutes to spare, whether it's day or night, weekend or workday. It's there when you need it.

Regardless of your occupation, you'll be getting the best training available for adult CPR and first aid; important skills you can use in the workplace and also at home.

The list of occupations that can benefit from the ProFirstAid course is long and includes:

  • Construction Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Forestry
  • Transportation
  • Workplace Emergency Response Team
  • Electricians
  • Security Personnel
  • Adult Foster Care
  • Restaurant Staff
  • Home Health Care Aids
  • Hotel Staff
  • CNAs
  • High School Teachers
  • High School Coaches
  • Others who require Adult CPR (does not work with children or infants) and First Aid to meet OSHA requirements

The total course time includes 3 hours and 21 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, a final test, remedial help, and time spent reviewing downloaded material, like the student manual that comes with this course. You can download that manual here: Student Manual.

What You Will Learn in this Course

Your ProFirstAid course curriculum is extremely substantial. Some of the important things you'll be learning are:

  • Introductory First Aid Training
    • The Five Fears of CPR Rescue
  • Heart Attack and Stroke
    • Stroke
    • Heart Attacks
  • Cardiac Arrest Training
    • Adult CPR
    • Adult AED
    • Hands-Only CPR
  • Choking Training
    • Conscious Adult Choking
    • Unconscious Adult Choking
  • Bleeding Control
    • Capillary, Venous, Arterial Bleeding
  • Shock Control
    • Shock
    • Fainting
  • Ongoing Assessment for Injury and Illness
    • Mechanism of Injury
    • Secondary Survey
    • Musculoskeletal Injuries
    • Amputation
    • Head, Neck, and Back Injuries
    • Seizure
    • Eye Injuries
    • Allergic Reactions
    • Snake Bites
    • Diabetes
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies
    Snow Safety - Prevention, Hypothermia, Frostbite
    • Heat and Cold Emergencies
    • Burns
  • Prevention
    • Car Backing
    • Child Proofing the Home
    • Poison Control
    • Pool Safety
    • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Reducing Your Risk
    • Exposure Incident

ProFirstAid Basic is CPR and First aid certification that meets OSHA guidelines for the general workplace. If you are currently certified with Red Cross, AHA, National Safety Council, ASHI or Medic First Aid, you are welcome to utilize ProFirstAid.com and receive a new, two-year ProFirstAid Basic certificate.

Those of you old enough to remember may recall that McDonald's signs used to include a running total of the number of hamburgers sold until that number outgrew the sign. Nearly 52,000 satisfied professionals just like yourself have completed this ProFirstAid Basic course. And although our numbers aren't growing as quickly as McDonald's, we do sincerely hope that you'll be the next person who has a satisfying experience.

Pro Tip: Please keep this in mind as you progress through your course: Although this is an online course, we are still available to answer any questions you may have. Don't be shy. If you ever need help, reach out and we'll be here for you.

Also worth mentioning is that the written course material that accompanies each video lesson (like this one) will often have some additional information that isn't in the video. And you'll occasionally find areas of emphasis labeled as Pro Tips and Warnings that will be highlighted and difficult to miss.

Why Learning High-Quality CPR is Important

ProFirstAid Basic is different from the typical CPR and first aid courses. We believe that high-quality CPR training is something everyone should be able to access, for free. So, rather than paying simply to learn CPR, the payment is at the very end, only for those who need a certification card for work.

We also believe that the problem with CPR isn't that everyone is doing CPR incorrectly. The bigger problem is that people aren't doing CPR at all. That's why we start with the "why." Why are people afraid to rescue? What happens when CPR doesn't work? These are just a few of the parts of the training that will make even the most seasoned professional walk away from the course learning something new or thinking about CPR differently.

Gaining confidence in your skills is a big part of performing high-quality CPR and administering vital first aid. Remembering that as you progress through each lesson will serve you well.

Welcome again to ProFirstAid Basic. Now, let's get started!