The Red Cross offer more than just your typical health and safety course. In fact they offer a variety very important health and asfety training and education for a variety of different people from the general public to those in the medical profession.
There are a lot of different jobs that require that their employees are trained in a health and safety course so that they can address emergencies that might occur. There are those that deal with health emergencies such as health care providers, first responders and lifeguards. It can also include teachers and babysitter who are entrusted with young lives. All may be required to have current training.
But even those who don’t deal with such situations as health emergencies every day will benefit from Red Cross training. There are a wide variety of courses that people can take such as Lifeguarding, Caregiving and Babysitting, Swimming and Water Safety courses as well as First Aid/CPR/AED training.
The Red cross also offer flexibility when they offer training to organizations that meet the guidelines of OSHA. They will even offer training online for employees. They also offer regular scheduled community classes anyone can attend or come to a business to train their employees on site.
They also have courses that are for professional rescuers that gives them a two year certification and it covers primary assesment, ventilations, choking, CPR, how to use AED and other optional training with use of epinephrine and auto injectors and asthma inhalers.
Coaches for sports can also take a special health and safety course that will help coaches give first aid treatment related to atheletic injuries before professionals can be on the scene. It includes checking an unconscious athlete, managing asthma, recognizing preventing and managing heat related illnesses, recognizing and managing injuries to the head, neck and spine as well as recognizing psychological and mental health issues, skin conditions and infections.
There is also a wilderness course that is designed for scouts and scout leaders or anyone who is out in the outdoors a lot in remote places. They offer topics such as primary and secondary assessments, head/brain, neck and spine injuries, heat related emergencies, hypothermia, altitude illnesses, allergies and anaphylaxis, burns, bone and join injuries along with wounds and wound infections.
They also teach pet owners how to respond to pet emergencies and give basic first aid. They teach pet owners to understand owner responsibilities, how to administer medicine, manage breathing and cardiac emergencies, manage urgent care situations, treating wounds, treating electrical shock, care for eyes, feet and ears as well as preparing for disasters.