Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course is necessary for me because of my major but I would encourage anyone to take it. A lot of courses can give you useful knowledge but few can claim to provide you with skills that could save a life one day, and this class does that. In this class I learned proper CPR as well as ways to help a choking victim, stop bleeding, and handle many other emergency situations. The class is not just theoretical but very hands on and I really enjoyed it.
This class covered just about every emergency health situation imaginable. Probably the most important was CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator. We were also taught to recognize and counteract shock and how to stop severe bleeding. We spent quite a bit of class time getting hands on experience in performing CPR, using the heimlich maneuver, and bandaging and splinting. The class also shows how to how help a women in emergency childbirth and how to help people in wilderness health emergencies.
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Advice for students:
I would advise students to read and re-read the assigned course material. I think it is especially important to jump right in and participate with all the hands on activities. Providing emergency first aid is not only a matter of willingness but also a matter of confidence. That confidence comes as a result of practicing again and again the core parts of CPR and first aid until they are an automatic response. Ask lots of questions because the deeper your understanding is of the material the easier it is to be confident with the practical, hands-on portion.