First Aid & CPR Training

Jamaica Red Cross First Aid

Purpose of Course

If you possess knowledge, skills and expertise that you believe we could benefit from, then go ahead and fill out our quick-and-easy form and we will pair you with the right Section or Committee so you get the most out of your time with us.

Course Objective

At the end of the course, students will be able to:
  • Understand the principles of First Aid and be able to apply these in emergency situations
  • Demonstrate the role of a First Aider
  • Identify common emergencies which occur in their respective communities; their causes, effects, and how they could be prevented and/or reduced
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of various emergencies
  • Give First Aid treatment and refer to qualified aid as appropriate
  • Promote and disseminate to others, safety awareness and injury/accident prevention in the home, school, sports arena and work place
  • Care for self and direct others in First Aid procedures
  • Assist the community health services in providing care as directed

Course Content

  • Introduction to First Aid
  • Unconsciousness
  • Breathing and Artificial Respiration
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Bleeding and Shock
  • Wounds and Dressings
  • Injuries to Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Burns
  • Transporting the Injured
  • Poisoning
  • Other First Aid Emergencies
  • Safety Measures

Skills Assessment

Participants will be required to demonstrate factual accuracy through practical
examinations. Skills to be assessed include:

  • Artificial Respiration
  • CPR
  • Recovery Position
  • Head-to-Toe Examination
  • Splinting Closed Fracture of Forearm
  • How to stop External Bleeding
  • Choking
  • Lifting


Course Length

The duration of the course is approximately: 16 hrs or 2 days

Refresher Course

The duration of the course is approximately: 16 hrs or 2 days