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Health and Safety Services
July, 2004 -December, 2004
Calendar of all CPR/FA Classes
- Do you know what to do in case of an emergency?
- Do you want First Aid Certification?
- CPR Certification?
- Do you want to become an instructor?
- Do you want more information about HIV & AIDS?
- How about swimming lessons?
- Do you want to learn how to care for your pet?
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The American Red Cross Advantage
Your American Red Cross offers:
- Convenience. Classes can be scheduled at your facility or your American Red Cross chapter at any time -- daytime, evenings, and weekends. You can even have one of your staff trained as a Red Cross instructor or you can become an Authorized Provider.
- Cost-effective training. Materials and instruction are provided at reasonable rates, whether you want one course or several.
- Consistency nationwide. Consistent, reliable training is offered through a network of American Red Cross chapters.
- Courses developed by experts. American Red Cross materials are developed in collaboration with leading educational and medical authorities and reflect the most current information and techniques.
- Certified instructors. High quality, standardized instructor training is provided nationwide.
- Participant certification. Course completion certificates are available for participants who meet the course objectives. Individuals may also audit American Red Cross courses and choose not to participate in the skills testing process.
- Relief from record-keeping burden. Participant and instructor certification and recertification records are maintained at your local American Red Cross.
- Spanish-language courses. Many of our course materials are available in Spanish.
- Programs designed for your workplace. The American Red Cross can help you build a health and safety program especially for your workplace. Many of our workplace programs can help you meet your commitment to OSHA-identified standards.
Health and Safety Services Facts at a Glance
- In 2000, nearly 12 million people were enrolled in health and safety courses, including first aid and
CPR, aquatics and water safety, HIV/AIDS prevention education and mission-related caregiving
- In the year 2000, 132 people earned the Certificate of Merit and 37 people earned the Lifesaving Award for the Professional Responder.
- In addition to the millions trained in Red Cross courses, individual, direct Red Cross health services
were provided to 2.6 million people in fiscal year 2000, including treatment given for minor injuries
at first aid stations, blood pressure screenings, cholesterol screenings, school health programs and
health counseling and referral programs.
- Total number of people enrolled in Red Cross Health and Safety courses during fiscal year 2000:
- First Aid and CPR: 5.7 million
- Aquatics and Water Safety: 4 million
- HIV/AIDS prevention education: 1.2 million
- Other related Red Cross chapter developed courses: 900,000
- Mission-related caregiving programs: 162,000
- In 1909, the American Red Cross began to offer first aid training to the general public.
- In 1914, the Red Cross adopted a program to prevent drowning in America and integrated this into
its first aid and safety curriculum. The program was directed by Commodore Wilbert Longfellow,
whose reputation and showmanship made the water safety program very popular.
- Since 1988, the American Red Cross has reached more than 14 million people through our HIV/AIDS education efforts and has trained more than 30,000 people as HIV/AIDS instructors.
- In April 1998, the Red Cross announced the release of the Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Training Program. The AED course includes skills practice and knowledge testing on the proper and safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
AED training is also now incorporated into the Workplace Training Program.
*All figures are based on FY2000 data.
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The Heart of Oklahoma Chapter - American Red Cross
1205 Halley Drive - Norman, OK 73069-8413
Phone: (405) 321-0591 Fax: (405) 364-7640