770 N. Main St. L'Anse MI, 49946
(906) 524-8400

Basic Life Saving with First Aid


Basic Life Saving with First Aid course is geared for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use. The course is comprised of 2.5 hours of classroom training and 2 hours of hands-on experience working with a manikin and AED. The course teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. The First Aid portion trains participants in first aid basics, including how to recognize most common emergencies, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. It covers first aid basics, medical-, injury-, and environmental emergencies, and illness and injury prevention.


• Assess the scene and victim to determine how and when to administer care and to call EMS
• Understand Good Samaritan laws
• Apply proper C-A-B (compressions, airway and breath) CPR cycle to adults, children, and infants
• Select and implement the proper C-A-B CPR cycle per specific victim
• Assess choking victims
• Perform the Heimlich Maneuver for adults, children and infants as well as for large or pregnant victims
• Understand information about the human heart, cardiovascular disease, and the chain of survival
• Identify and differentiate a heart attack and cardiac arrest event and treat accordingly
• Select appropriate technique for airway obstruction identification and remedies as per assessment results
• Operate AED appropriately, including pad placement, differences in adult, child and infant methods, how and when to deliver a shock and administer simultaneous CPR


Paula Roth
Health Sciences Department Chair

(906) 524-8304
Wabanung Campus – Rm 304