Red Cross CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid courses by BSA Venturing Crew 80 - Alexandria, VA

 

BSA Venturing Crew 80 is an Authorized Provider of American Red Cross Health and Safety training to BSA youth and BSA Adults as they work on advancement requirements and their need for First Aid certified persons on camping and high adventure trips. These are American Red Cross courses.

 

Registration is done though this web site:

 

==> To request a slot in a class, please review the information below and on this page then fill in the form at the bottom of that page.

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As of June 4, 2016 6:36:38 PM:

 

These Courses are scheduled for Spring 2016.

 

February 13, Adult CPR/AED Completed

February 20 & 27, Wilderness and Remote First Aid Completed

March 12, Adult CPR/AED Completed

March 19 & 26 Wilderness and Remote First Aid Completed

June 4, Adult CPR/AED Completed

June 11 & 18, Wilderness and Remote First Aid Verifying requests some slots may be available

 

To request a slot in a course, please read all the information on this page then, fill in and submit the e-mail form at the bottom of: Click here We must have each participant's name exactly as they are to appear on the course certificate. This information is used to provide information to you.

 

Location: Courses are held at the First Christian Church, 2723 King Street in Alexandria, VA. This is the meeting location of Venture Crew 80. Other locations are arranged on a case by case basis.

 

Costs: These courses are taught by ARC certified volunteer instructors at a significantly reduced cost to scouts and leaders. Those not in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program should contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-REDCROSS.

 

The cost includes the required books and training materials, including manikins, breathing barriers, disposable gloves, etc. The cost for these courses is less than those generally charged to the public. As our costs do change, our prices will vary accordingly. We will provide course prices via e-mail.

 

You will be notified by e-mail when we have a slot available. If you accept the slot, payment for CPR/AED is due at the class. Payment for WRFA is due one week prior to the class. If you suddenly become unavailable please notify us by e-mail as soon as possible as we frequently have persons on our wait list that may be willing to take your slot.

Courses: Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Standard First Aid (FA), and Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA). These are the primary courses for scouts and venturers. Requests for other courses such as CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider and Health and Safety Instructor will be considered on a case by case basis. Information concerning Review and Challenge courses may be obtained via e-mail (see below).

 

CPR, AED, Standard First Aid

 


Course Outline: CPR/AED -- Before Giving Care, Checking an ill or Injured Person, Breathing Emergencies & Conscious Choking, Cardiac Emergencies & Cardiac Chain of Survival, CPR & Unconscious Choking, and AED. FA Stroke, Soft Tissue Injuries, Injuries to Muscles, Bones and Joints, Sudden Illness, Heat- and Cold-Related Emergencies.

 

Course Length and certificates: Adult CPR/AED is about 2 hours with a two year certificate. A-CPR/AED/FA is 5 hours with a two year certificate for CPR/AED and a two year certificate for FA. To be certified, participants must successfully demonstrate all skills, fully participate in practice scenarios, and score 80% or higher on the optional written (multiple choice) exams. These courses were updated in 2011.

 

Class size: 10 students (additional students require a second instructor) maximum is 20 students.

 

Age: Age itself is not the sole indicator of the probability of success in CPR/AED. However, reading level, vocabulary, attention span and physical endurance are key to success. The ability to compress an adult manikin to a depth of at least 2 inches at a rate of at least 100 times per minute is required. Typically these skills are present in 13 year olds and up. Advance arrangements should be made with the instructors for CPR/AED participants less than 13 years of age to insure success.

 

Registration: Advance registration is required. Payment may be made at the course. Registration information should include name (as it is to appear on the Red Cross Certificate), street address, scout unit number, and a telephone or e-mail contact. Courses may be canceled due to low enrollment or instructor emergency.

 

Other considerations: Comfortable clothing should be worn. Class members and manikins are used during practice sessions. The ability to get down on the floor to do CPR is important. A bag lunch is appropriate for A-CPR/AED/FA.


 

Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA)

 

The Boy Scouts of America, in cooperation with the Wilderness Medical Society, the American Red Cross, and other Wilderness Medicine providers have replaced the former Wilderness First Aid Basics course. The new American Red Cross course is Wilderness and Remote First Aid.

 

Pre-requisites: In order to take WRFA, you must have a current Adult CPR, with AED certificate. You MUST bring the certificate to the first class session.

The minimum age is 14 years by the last day of the WRFA course.

 

There are no exceptions to this BSA and ARC requirement.

 

The WRFA course length is 16 hours. The certificate will be valid for 2 years.

 

Registration: Advance registration is required. Full payment must be received approximately one week prior to the course date. Registration information should include name (as it is to appear on the certificate), street address, scout unit number, and a telephone or e-mail contact. Courses may be canceled due to low enrollment or instructor emergency.

 

Other considerations: Comfortable clothing should be worn. A bag lunch is appropriate.

 

More information on Wilderness and Remote First Aid is here

 

Instructor Training

 

Venturing Crew 80 periodically offers ARC instructor training. Please send an e-mail for further information: Click here