First Aid, CPR, & AED Online Course

Welcome to the National Safety Council’s comprehensive first aid online course.

With the National Safety Council’s First Aid, CPR, and AED online course, you can receive training at your convenience via the Internet. Using state-of-the-art animation, sound and graphics, this online course offers an engaging, interactive learning experience. Students learn first aid treatment for those who become suddenly ill or injured. Topics include basic life support, bleeding and wound care, and treatment for shock, burns, and sudden illnesses such as diabetic emergencies, seizures, and stroke.

A bookmark feature allows you to exit the course at will and return to the course exactly where you left off as often as you like.

Our online program follows the latest CPR and first aid guidelines. The course content is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest first aid protocols.

Skill Testing: The Certificate of Completion you receive for completing the online component, shows you have completed the educational portion of the First Aid, CPR and AED program. An official National Safety Council Successful Course Completion Card for FIRST AID OR CPR courses is issued after you complete a skills testing session conducted by an authorized NSC First Aid Instructor. The cost of skills testing is in addition to the cost of the Online Course. Click Here to find a skills testing session in your state, or contact Customer Service at 1-800-621-7619 for further assistance.
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First Aid, CPR & AED Online Course Content National Safety Council American Heart Association American Red Cross
Meets OSHA Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First Aid Program Yes No No
Course is available in Spanish Yes No No
AED use
NSC Best Practice!
NSC goes beyond the Best Practices Guide by including 2-person AED use.
No No
Covers the following injuries: Dislocations, muscle cramps and strains Yes
NSC Best Practice!
NSC goes beyond the OSHA best practices to include broken ribs, sucking chest wounds and abdominal injuries.
Yes Yes
Allergic reactions to poison ivy, oak and sumac Yes
NSC Best Practice!
NSC goes beyond the Best Practices Guide to include this.
No No
How to triage in a mass casualty incident Yes No Yes
Child and infant CPR and AED Yes No No
No AED content for child and infants.
Final exam Yes
Students must pass in two attempts with a score of at least 80%.
No Yes
Students must pass in two attempts with a score of at least 80%.
In-depth skills testing Yes
Tests 13 skills
Tests only 6 skills
Customized screen images to reflect the student's environment (school, office, manufacturing, etc.) Yes No No
Pages are designed to effectively deliver online content Yes
Content is laid out to facilitate learning and retention, with 4-color photography, animations, progressive disclosure and easy page navigation.
Design is identical to student textbook, with static pages, small fonts and limited animations
Contains 4-color photos and is easy to navigate, but the screen size is small and screen design cluttered.
Every lesson includes video content Yes
Video is featured in each lesson, PLUS additional video demonstrations for maximum retention.
No No
There is no video content, only photographs.
Interactive learning components Yes
Includes review questions throughout each lesson and film-based scenarios.
No Yes
Includes review questions and written scenarios at the end of each segment.

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