First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST) Instructor Crossover with Skill Session Blended San Antonio
A person can die from severe blood loss in less than 5 minutes. Would you know what to do if faced with a life-threatening bleeding emergency?
Learn bleeding control skills with First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST), a national STOP THE BLEED® course from the American Red Cross. While FAST is available for anyone, the course and digital materials will be offered at no charge to high school students under the age of 19.
FAST is the first national STOP THE BLEED® course designed specifically for high school students, but anyone can take the course and benefit from the training.
You can save a life: Preparing for bleeding emergencies; recognizing that a bleeding emergency exists; emergency action steps; deciding to act in an emergency.
Safety in emergency situations: Keeping yourself safe in an emergency; helping others to safety; violent situations.
Communicating in emergency situations: Communication basics; communicating with others at the scene; communicating with the emergency dispatcher.
Caring for a person with life-threatening bleeding: Using pressure to stop bleeding; applying direct pressure; using a tourniquet; after the bleeding stops.
*** This is a blended course and includes both an online portion and an instructor led skills session ***
Upon Completion of this crossover, instructors will be able to teach the First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST) Program.
Candidates for First Aid for Sever Trauma should review the program and prerequisites by going to https://www.redcrosslearningcenter.org/s/first-aid-for-severe-trauma-candidates
First Aid for Severe Trauma Instructor Candidates should obtain and review the following course materials prior to completing the First Aid for Severe Trauma Instructor Crossover:
- First Aid for Severe Trauma Instructor Bulletin
- First Aid for Severe Trauma Instructor’s Manual
- First Aid for Severe Trauma Participant’s Manual
- First Aid for Severe Trauma Ready Reference
- First Aid for Severe Trauma Course Presentation
- First Aid for Severe Trauma Videos
To participate in the crossover, candidates must complete the online session prior to attending the skill session and possess a current instructor certification from an organization below:
American Red Cross
• First Aid/CPR/AED
• Basic Life Support
• Advanced Life Support
• Pediatric Life Support
• CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers
• Emergency Medical Response
American Heart Association
• Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED
Health and Safety Institute (HSI) – includes ASHI and
Medic First Aid
• CPR, AED, and First Aid
National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health
• Bleeding Control Certificate of Attendance
National Safety Council
• First Aid, CPR and AED
Canadian Red Cross
• First Aid
• Teaching Licensure/Certification from a City, County, or State