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SAVE A LIFE Corporation, offers a specific medical training course for First Aid, CPR, AED Instructor training. This course is taught by one of our medically experienced and professionally trained staff. We can train your staff on-site or you can attend this course at one of our upcoming scheduled times located around the Twin Cities area. Individuals are also welcome at any of our scheduled training courses.

Instructor course standard First Aid, CPR, and AED for the Healthcare professional

Reciprocity can be granted to those individuals who possess any of the following Credentials:
Instructors credentialed by another national training organization such as the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the American Safety and Health Institute, Medic First Aid, or the National Safety Council.
Instructors credentialed by regulatory authorities to teach First Responder, EMT, paramedic, firefighter, law enforcement, and nursing or medical programs.

Professional educators (e.g., a college degree in the field of education) who also possess the basic knowledge of the medical content of the ECSI courses.

Instructor Development Course (IDC) of the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI). This program is designed to prepare instructors who have a teaching background to teach the ECSI’s programs, including frequently used courses such as First Aid, CPR, and AED.

There are several components to the program, including a section that requires you to demonstrate skills proficiency in the courses that you will be teaching. In addition, you will be required to present two prepared topics as well as handle questions and answers based on your prepared presentations. When you have completed this program and met its requirements, you will be confident and prepared to conduct your own courses.

During this course, you will learn teaching methods and techniques that are the foundation of every good instructor. You will learn by participating in the course activities and watching others during their skills and performance demonstrations. Teaching is rewarding. You will have the unique opportunity to help someone learn lifesaving information and skills.

Pre-requisite: Complete the AHA CORE Instructor program with certificate prior to the instructor course.

Instructor candidates will learn how to conduct ECSI courses, including how to use effective teaching techniques, how to demonstrate skills, and how to evaluate participant performance. Instructor candidates can be trained as instructors at the community first aid, CPR, and AED level, as well as at the professional level. Those desiring to become instructors at the professional level for courses such as Bloodborne Pathogens, Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, or Professional Rescuer CPR must possess additional expertise in these areas.

After completing this course, instructor candidates must teach their first course while being monitored by an IT in order to complete their credentialing as an ECSI instructor.

  • Length: Approximately 4 hours
  • Intended Audience: Health care Providers, Current instructors, Professional educators
  • Students Materials: Instructor candidate, Instructor resource (IRMs), & the participant manual(s)
  • Instructor Materials: Instructor Toolkit CD-ROM, Adaptable PowerPoint, Lecture Outlines, Image and Table Bank, Test Bank and Test Generator, Course Administration Information
  • Written/Skills Exam: Required for course completion, a score of 84% or better on written test. Skill check off proficiency testing during the course
  • Course Completion Card valid 2 years. Requirement; instruct 2 courses per year to remain current.