Note: Your progress in watching these videos WILL NOT be tracked. These training videos are the same videos you will experience when you take the full ProFirstAid Advanced program. You may begin the training for free at any time to start officially tracking your progress toward your certificate of completion.

Welcome to ProFirstAid Advanced. In this lesson, we'll be giving you a rundown of everything you can expect to learn in this important course and even a few specifics of the course.

Your instructor for the duration of your ProFirstAid Advanced course is Roy Shaw. Roy is a licensed paramedic with years of both real-world and instructor experience and also a cofounder of ProCPR and ProFirstAid. In other words, you're in good hands.

We created ProFirstAid Advanced with you in mind. In our busy modern world, it's hard to imagine fitting anything else into our already jam-packed schedules and especially several hours' worth of CPR and first aid training. Since your schedule is already hectic, we created ProFirstAid Advanced to be available whenever you are, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can squeeze in a quick lesson whenever you have a few minutes to spare, whether it's day or night, weekend or workday. It's there when you need it.

ProFirstAid Advanced is a course we designed specifically for healthcare professionals like yourself who need infant, child, and adult CPR training that also includes using a bag valve mask, AED, and a team approach to CPR for two rescuers, as well as all of the first aid components.

The list of occupations that can benefit from the ProFirstAid Advanced course is long and includes:

  • CNAs
  • LPNs
  • LVNs
  • Deputy Sheriffs
  • Firefighters
  • Lifeguards
  • Forestry
  • Other Health Care Professionals who also require First Aid

The total course time includes 5 hours and 23 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, a final test, remedial help, and time spent reviewing downloaded material, like the student manual that comes with this course. You can download that manual here: Student Manual.

What You Will Learn in this Course

Your ProFirstAid Advanced course curriculum is extremely substantial. Some of the important things you'll be learning are:

  • Introductory First Aid Training
    • The Five Fears of CPR Rescue
  • Heart Attack and Stroke
    • Stroke
    • Heart Attacks
  • Cardiac Arrest Training
    • Adult, Child, Infant, Neonatal CPR
    • Adult CPR Team Approach
    • Hands-Only CPR
  • AED Training
    • 2-person AED
    • Adult, Child, Infant AED
  • Choking Training
    • Adult, Child, Infant Choking (Conscious)
    • Adult, Child, Infant Choking (Unconscious)
  • Bleeding Control
    • Capillary, Venous, Arterial Bleeding
  • Shock Control
    • Shock
    • Fainting
  • Ongoing Assessment for Injury and Illness
    • Mechanism of Injury
    • Secondary Survey
    • Musculoskeletal Injuries
    • Amputation
    • Head, Neck, and Back Injuries
    • Seizure
    • Eye Injuries
    • Allergic Reactions
    • Snake Bites
    • Diabetes
  • Heat and Cold Emergencies
    • Snow Safety - Prevention, Hypothermia, Frostbite
    • Heat and Cold Emergencies
    • Burns
  • Prevention
    • Car Backing
    • Child Proofing the Home
    • Poison Control
    • Pool Safety
    • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Respiratory Arrest Training
    • Adult, Child, Infant Rescue Breathing
    • Adult Bag Valve Mask
  • Two Rescuer Skills Training
    • Adult, Child, Infant 2 Rescuer CPR
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Reducing Your Risk
    • Exposure Incident

ProFirstAid Advanced is an online CPR (adult, child, and infant) and First Aid certification course for the healthcare provider. If you are currently certified with Red Cross, AHA, National Safety Council, ASHI, or Medic First Aid, you are welcome to utilize the Advanced.ProFirstAid.com program and receive a new, two-year ProFirstAid Advanced certificate.

Those of you old enough to remember may recall that McDonald's signs used to include a running total of the number of hamburgers sold until that number outgrew the sign. More than 82,000 satisfied professionals just like yourself have completed this ProFirstAid Advanced course. And although our numbers aren't growing as quickly as McDonald's, we do sincerely hope that you'll be the next person who has a satisfying experience.

Pro Tip: Please keep this in mind as you progress through your course: Although this is an online course, we are still available to answer any questions you may have. Don't be shy. If you ever need help, reach out and we'll be here for you.

Also worth mentioning is that the written course material that accompanies each video lesson (like this one) will often have some additional information that isn't in the video. And you'll occasionally find areas of emphasis labeled as Pro Tips and Warnings that will be highlighted and difficult to miss.

Welcome again to ProFirstAid Advanced. Now, let's get started!