First Aid for Severe Trauma
The primary purpose of the American Red Cross First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST) program provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to respond to an emergency involving life-threatening bleeding, including how to: Recognize a life-threatening bleeding emergency; ensure safety and communicate effectively in an emergency; control life-threatening bleeding using direct pressure, a tourniquet, or both.
The program is designed to enhance participants’ ability to take decisive, lifesaving action to assist a person with a traumatic injury and life-threatening bleeding until professional responders arrive.
PARTICIPANTS MUST MEET ALL PREREQUISITES TO TAKE THE COURSE.
Instructor Led: Approx. 2 hours, 15 minutes
Blended Learning: Approx. 1.5 hours online; 45 minutes in-person
To successfully complete the First Aid for Severe Trauma course, candidate must:
Successfully complete all lesson topics and the final exam in the online session.
Attend and actively participate in the in-person skills session.
Participate in all skill practices.
Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
Successfully complete the Putting It All Together Scenario in the role of Responder.
Successfully pass the written exam with a minimum score of 80 percent.
CERTIFICATE ISSUED/ VALIDITY PERIOD
First Aid for Severe Trauma is valid for 2 years.
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