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Kevin Stansbury

Kevin Stansbury, MBA, BS, RN, CEN, VA-BC, is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience in the medical field including critical care, emergency medicine, and infusion therapy. He is currently living and working in the Central Valley of California. Kevin is a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a combat medic and nurse. He received several military decorations during his tours in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, including an Army Achievement Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, and the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal. Kevin also received his Expert Field Medical Badge while serving two tours in Korea.

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Class Accreditation
All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256. 
Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #7046.  Provider approved by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing Assistive Personnel, Florida Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants; CE Broker CE Provider #: 50-13256.   

Provider approved by the Florida and Georgia Board of Nursing Home Administrators, CE Broker Tracking CE Provider #: 50-13256. 
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First Aid

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First Aid
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

Welcome to our First Aid Course based upon the American Heart Standards and Guidelines.  In this course, you will learn the basics of first aid, the most common life-threatening emergencies, how to recognize them, and how to provide basic first aid care to the injured and ill.

Our goal for you in this training course is to learn to respond; not react to a medical emergency.  There are many people who are just simply afraid to respond to an emergency for fear they make things worse or that they may be sued.  Recognizing that something is wrong and then calling 9-1-1; will not hurt anyone else and may in fact save a life.  We will also discuss the “Good Samaritan” laws that will protect you from being sued for rendering first aid to the public.

During this course, you will be asked to perform quizzes, watch videos, and a final exam that must be passed with a score of 80% or greater.  Once you complete all the requirements you will need to submit an evaluation of the course and then may instantly print a certificate of completion.


The participant will learn the following objectives during this course:
1. List the medical emergency priorities, roles, and responsibilities of the first aid rescuer
2. Describe key terms in first aid
3. Identify steps in donning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
4. Identify the problem
5. Describe the problem and the actions taken to correct it
6. Describe when and how to help a choking adult, child, and infant
7. Demonstrate how to use an epinephrine injection pen
8. Describe and demonstrate how to control different types of bleeding
9. Describe and demonstrate how to assess, recognize, and treat different types of wounds
10. Recognize basic elements of common injuries and emergencies
11. Recognize and respond to common illnesses
12. Describe to how to prevent illness or injuries
13. Recognize legal issues and questions for first aid rescuers


Chapter 1 Introduction
What you will learn
Successful completion of this course
Course objectives
What is first aid?
First aid terms
Responsive versus unresponsive person
Agonal gasps
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Phone for Help

Chapter 2 Basic First Aid
Roles and responsibilities
Your role
Giving first aid
First aid kit
Automatic external defibrillator (aed)
Good samaritan laws
How to respond to an emergency?
Is the scene safe?
When to call
Who should help
Universal precautions
Donning and removing gloves
Steps to handwashing
Soap and water
Hand sanitizer
Recognizing an emergency
Moving the ill or injured
Foot drag
Shoulder drag
Blanket drag
Section Review

Chapter 3 Emergencies
Type of emergencies
Signs of a stroke
Learn more about strokes
What do I do?
What do I do?
What type of first aid?
Bleeding from the mouth
Heart attack
Signs and symptoms
Chest discomfort
Symptoms vary between men and women
What do I do?
Signs and symptoms
What do I do?
Allergic reactions
Signs and symptoms
What do I do?
Breathing difficulties
What is a rescue inhaler?
How to assemble and use and inhaler
Signs and symptoms
Low blood sugar
What do I do?
Section Review

Chapter 4 Injuries
Head, neck, and back injuries
Signs and symptoms
What do I do?
Neck and back
Burns and electrical injuries
Electrical injuries
Nose bleed
Internal and external bleeding
What do I do?
Signs of shock
Sprains, strains, and broken bones
Section Review

Chapter 5 Environmental Emergencies
Animal bites, snake bites, and bee stings
Heat related problems
Heat cramp
Heat exhaustion
Heat stroke
Cold related problems
Frost bite
What do I do?
Emergency action for poisoning
First steps after an accidental exposure
Information the poison center specialist will need
Eye injury
Section Review

Chapter 6 References
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