CPR/AED and Basic First Aid – Blended Course – Part 1 Online

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This course is only Part 1 of a complete course that fulfills the CDHS, Division of Early Care & Learning guidelines and requirements.

You are required to complete a Part 2 in-person class to finish this course and receive a CPR/AED and Basic First Aid card.

You can sign up for the Part 2 class on our Course Calendar.

This course is only for licensed child care programs in Colorado and for students taking it for their own knowledge and skills. These include In-Home Child Care, Child Care Centers, Preschools, School Age Before and After School Programs, Day Camps, Resident Camps, Baby Sitters, New Mom’s and Dad’s, and all others interested in helping others.



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Student Requirements for the CPR/AED and Basic First Aid – Part 1 Online Course:

  1. Student must watch all videos within each lesson.
  2. Student must answer all quiz questions within lessons and obtain a 100% passing score.
  3. Student must pass the final online exam with a score of at least 70% or more to receive a certificate of completion.
  4. Student’s questions can be directed to the instructor (via phone or live chat).
  5. Student is required to complete a Part 2 in-person class. You can sign up for part 2 classes on our Course Calendar.

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NOTE: Taking this online Part 1 class is NOT a certification in CPR/AED and Basic First Aid. You will not be certified until you attend a Part 2 in-person class.


Introduction to CPR/AED & Basic First Aid

Length: 5 minutes

First Aid
Once again, this is only Part 1 of a complete two-part course. You are required to complete a Part 2 in-person class to finish this course and receive a CPR/AED & Basic First Aid card. If you have not yet, sign up for Part 2 classes on our Course Calendar.     Before we begin, [...]

The Basic First Aid Provider

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Easy

First Aid
Pediatric first aid is intended to: Preserve life Alleviate suffering Prevent further illness or injury Promote recovery Pediatric first aid can be initiated by anyone in any situation.      You are required to watch the entire video. After the video you will take a brief quiz. In order to move on to the next [...]

Protecting Yourself

Length: 9 minutesComplexity: Easy

First Aid
When caring for a child, you can be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious body fluids. While the risk of contracting a disease is very low, it is wise to take simple measures to avoid exposure in the first place. Infectious Bloodborne Diseases Infections bloodborne diseases include Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV, the [...]

Legal Considerations

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

First Aid
Consent All people have the right to refuse medical care. Always ask a responsive person if they would like medical treatment. Implied Consent If the injured or sick person is unresponsive, it is assumed that the person would agree to your help. Abandonment Once you begin first aid, you must remain with the person until [...]

Emergency Plans

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Standard

First Aid
Download the "When To Call 911" guide: Download the Guide Download Emergency Plan Logs & Drills: Download the Plan     You are required to watch the entire video. After the video you will take a brief quiz. In order to move on to the next section you must complete the quiz with a score of [...]

Physical Assessment and Sudden Injuries

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Easy

First Aid
If bleeding is found, it is your top priority to control the bleeding. Applying direct pressure to the bleeding site is the standard method for controlling bleeding. If there is any heavy bleeding, activate EMS immediately. If direct pressure does not work, you have two other methods that may help. These methods are tourniquets or [...]

Head, Neck, or Back Injury

Length: 8 minutesComplexity: Easy

First Aid
A significant traumatic blow to the body can cause a spinal cord injury. Temporary or permanent paralysis can result A loss of breathing may result from this paralysis Movement of the spine may cause more injury Don’t move the victim if you suspect a spinal injury Spinal Injury Suspect a spinal injury when the following [...]

Sprains, Strains, Fractures, and Dislocations

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

First Aid
There are four different types of injuries affecting bones, muscles, and joints: Strains are stretching or tearing injuries to muscles or tendons Sprains are tearing injuries to ligaments that hold joints together Dislocations are the separation of bone ends at the joint Fractures are breaks in bones      You are required to watch [...]


Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Easy

First Aid
Thermal Burns Thermal burns are commonly caused by flames, hot liquids, and/or hot objects. Some burns can be caused by radiant heat or prolonged exposure to the sun. The severity of the burn is defined by depth and surface size. Severe burns require special care. Electrical Burns Electrical burns occur when an individual come in [...]

Minor Injuries

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

First Aid
Nosebleed To treat a nosebleed, have the injured person sit up straight with their head tilted forward. Pinch the soft part of the nose with the thumb and index finger and hold for about ten minutes. Injured Tooth If a tooth is broken, dislocated, or knocked out, treat it without delay. For a knocked out [...]

Sudden Illness

Length: 14 minutesComplexity: Easy

First Aid
Regardless of the cause, any sudden change in their mental status can be a sign of more serious problems. Activate EMS Place the individual in a comfortable position Do you best to keep the individual calm If responsiveness diminishes, place the individual in a recovery position Reassess regularly until EMS arrives Fainting Fainting is a [...]

Breathing Difficulty, Shortness of Breath

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Easy

First Aid
Asthma and Inhalers Asthma is a serious condition in which something triggers a physical reaction in the lungs making it difficult to breathe. Quick-relief medications, delivered with an inhaler, work quickly to control asthma symptoms. If symptoms get worse or there is no response to medications, activate EMS. Severe Allergic Reaction A severe allergic reaction, [...]


Length: 6 minutesComplexity: Easy

First Aid
Ingested Poisoning The most common form of poisoning is by ingestion. Children under 6 years account for over half of all poisonings. If you suspect ingested poisoning, activate EMS immediately, then call Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222. Inhaled Poisoning Inhaled poisoning occurs when a harmful substance is breathed in. If you suspect inhaled poisoning, immediately move [...]

Environmental Emergencies

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Easy

First Aid
Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion typically occurs due to a rise in internal body temperature and dehydration. Although not immediately serious, without treatment heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, a life-threatening condition. Heat Stroke Heat stroke is a condition in which the body temperature rises due to the body's natural cooling systems being overwhelmed due [...]

Bites and Stings

Length: 12 minutesComplexity: Standard

First Aid
Stinging Insects A wide variety of insects have the ability to sting. Most stings are not serious and cause only minor swelling, redness, pain, and itching at the sting site. Spider Bites Spiders typically inhabit out-of-the-way places such as wood piles or out buildings. There are certain spiders that can be dangerous to humans. These [...]

Emotional Considerations

First Aid
Caring for a child in an emergency can create emotional distress. Exposure to an extreme situation or having a close relationship with a child involved can intensify these feelings. This is a normal reaction to a traumatic event. Calm yourself as best you can and acknowledge your limitations as a provider. When an emergency is [...]

Cardiac Arrest

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Sudden cardiac arrest primarily affects adults. It can happen with little or no warning. Victims abruptly become unresponsive and collapse. Abnormal gasping can occur. Breathing stops. Secondary Cardiac Arrest Cardiac arrest is the loss of the heart's ability to pump blood to the body. Cardiac arrest in children is usually the end [...]

Caring for Cardiac Arrest

Length: 15 minutesComplexity: Easy

Early recognition of cardiac arrest, prompt activation of EMS, and immediate CPR offers the greatest chance for survival.      You are required to watch the entire video. After the video you will take a brief quiz. In order to move on to the next section you must complete the quiz with a score of [...]

CPR and the AED

Length: 6 minutesComplexity: Easy

CPR CPR is the immediate treatment for sudden cardiac arrest. However, CPR alone is not enough. Early Defibrillation The most effective way to end fibrillation is defibrillation, using a defibrillator and electrode pads applied to the chest. A controlled electrical shock is send through the heart to stop ventricular fibrillation, allowing the heart's normal electrical [...]

Chest Compressions and Rescue Breaths

Length: 16 minutesComplexity: Easy

There is a set of basic CPR skills used to treat cardiac arrest: Chest compressions Rescue breaths Use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) Checking for life-threatening emergencies using a Primary Assessment      You are required to watch the entire video. After the video you will take a brief quiz. In order to move [...]

Using an AED

Length: 12 minutesComplexity: Easy

Early defibrillation with an AED is the desired treatment for sudden cardiac arrest, which primarily affects adults. AEDs are designed to be simple to use. Voice, lights, and screen instructions guide a user in operating the device.      You are required to watch the entire video. After the video you will take a brief [...]


Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Easy

Choking can occur when something solid, such as a piece of food or a small object, enters a narrowed part of the airway and becomes stuck. On inhalation, the object can be drawn tighter into the airway and block air from entering the lungs. Mild Obstruction With a mild blockage, a child can speak, cough, [...]

CPR/AED & Basic First Aid – Final Exam

Length: 30 minutesComplexity: Hard

Now to put together everything that you have learned up to this point. In order to move on to the next section you must complete the final exam quiz with a score of at least 70% by clicking the “Take Lesson Quiz” button below. Once you have finished answering the quiz questions, click the "Complete Quiz" [...]

CPR/AED & Basic First Aid – Conclusion & Resources

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Standard

It is very important that you read through ALL the information on this page. If you have any questions regarding the material presented, do not hesitate to contact us via Live Chat at the bottom-right of your screen, or by calling us at 720-605-0605 Access our Help section if you have any questions navigating the course.   [...]