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CPR, AED, and First Aid Training

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HSI Adult First Aid CPR AED and Bloodborne Pathogens Training (formerly MEDIC First Aid)

Omega Safety Training, Inc. uses programs developed by The Health Safety Institute (HSI) to deliver accurate, relevant, contemporary CPR, AED, First Aid and related training because the content is ‘workplace-centric’.

HSI develops safety training using technology and current content to help organizations train and keep their workforces safe and meet regulatory and operational requirements. Their programs are evidence-based on a host of International and national standards including the International Liasion Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). HSI’s training programs are accepted, approved, and recognized as meeting the requirements of regulatory agencies, occupational licensing boards, professional associations, and hundreds of occupations and professions.

HSI began transitioning their individual emergency care programs, including Medic First Aid, into one single unified brand. HSI. As it goes through this transition, HSI continues to revise and release new training programs that meet current science and treatment recommendations. During the transition HSI will issue its certification cards to include the emergency care brand logos (including Medic First Aid) until the integration is final.

Adult First Aid

First aid consists of the medical care given to an injured or ill person immediately after an injury happens where it happens. Providing first aid treatment is simple but requires training and certification to protect the victim and the provider.  First aid can be performed by a lay person (someone without a formal medical education) using little if any technology and requires limited skills.

The 3.5-hour Adult First Aid training goes over common injuries like external bleeding, burns and allergic reactions.  This two-year certification is designed to prepare your employees to give care and comfort to an injured or ill person.


If a person’s heart stops beating or they stop breathing, intervention must be swift and accurate. Manually circulating expired air respiration may save a person’s life. Survival odds increase with portable automatic external defibrillation.  At least that’s the intention of teaching people how to perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

Since 1958 when ‘expired air respiration’ (mentioned in the Bible), and then 1960 when Dr. Kouwenhoven published his paper on CPR, the modern world has embraced techniques originally used in the 1700s and 1800s for restoration of respiration and heartbeat.  Except for compression rates, not much has changed in the techniques Dr Kouwenhoven described.

HSI’s CPR AED 3-hour training course uses scenarios, videos and hands-on skills practice to teach the latest resuscitation techniques.  Students learn the mechanics of resuscitation and practice these life-saving skills as a way to prepare and build muscle-memory to perform CPR on an affected person.

Adult First Aid |Adult CPR AED

While Omega Safety Training offers Adult First Aid and Adult CPR AED each as stand-alone classes, it is much more common to prepare lay personnel to educate providers for both life-saving skill sets using the combined Adult First Aid | Adult CPR AED course.  It uses the same high-quality methods and materials as the individual courses to prepare people for the worst situations a lay person may encounter.  This training is perfect for occupational first aid providers who are not healthcare providers or professional rescuers.

Developed using the same industry-recognized standards and criteria, the 4-6 hour Adult First Aid | Adult CPR AED course certifies successful participants for 2-years to perform rescue breathing, respond to heat or cold emergencies, and bandage a wound using manual pressure or mechanical means as well as other care and comfort.  It is a combined adult CPR, AED, and first aid training program designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider. This extremely flexible program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work. This program conforms to the 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC and the 2020 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.

Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace Training

Human blood carries oxygen and nutrition to support life.  Unfortunately, it can also carry pathogens – infectious microorganisms that can cause diseases (like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens presents a significant hazard to workers whether in the worker’s regular course of duty or the worker provides lay-level care to injured or ill persons.  OSHA recognizes the importance of protecting all workers from the effects of bloodborne pathogen exposure in 29 CFR 1910.1030.  The standard recommends protection using exposure control plans, engineering controls, administrative controls like training, and personal protective equipment.

This bloodborne pathogens training program educates students about essential aspects necessary to help reduce or eliminate exposure to bloodborne pathogen risks in the workplace. The goal of the course is to help students.

  • understand bloodborne pathogen exposure risks
  • develop behaviors that will help protect them when exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials

This “Bloodborne Pathogens for the Workplace” 1-hour training applies for any worker with a reasonable anticipation of contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials as a result of performing designated job duties (including as a first aid provider) and for OSHA’s required annual training.

Emergency Use of Medical Oxygen (EUMO)

As a trained first aid or CPR provider, or as basic life support provider a worker may need to administer emergency medical oxygen to counteract the effects of hypoxia (oxygen deficiency).   HSI’s Emergency Use of Medical Oxygen helps students gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to administer medical oxygen in an emergency to a person suffering oxygen deficiency and during resuscitation.

The course’s topics include a comprehensive presentation of delivery systems, oxygen safety, and emergency administration based on deprivation severity.

Children and Infant CPR AED, Too

Have you considered turning your workplace safety training into an employee benefit? Simply add the children and infant CPR, AED materials to your Adult First Aid CPR and AED classes. You show employees that you promote safety at work and at home by recognizing that emergency care training can be used anywhere on anyone. Why should co-workers be the only potential beneficiaries of emergency care training?  Ask about adding Child and Infant CPR AED to your next class.

Training Delivery

Any of the HSI workplace First Aid CPR AED courses have options for your students based on location, schedule and availability.  The choices include:

  • Traditional, instructor-led classroom training (TILT). Students spend up to 7 hours with an instructor learning the topic using videos, discussions, simulations, demonstrations and evaluations
  • Blended w/Instructor-led Skills Assessment– Students complete computer-based ‘learning’ at their own pace, then an instructor conducts a 1.5 hour in-person skills training and assessment (BILS)

Blended with Remote Skills Verification – a non-contact method of computer-based ‘learning’ combined with an instructor-led virtual skills demonstration and assessment (RSV)

What to Expect

Since June, 2008 Omega Safety Training, Inc. has been an authorized provider of HSI (MEDIC First Aid) brand emergency care certification courses.  Omega Safety Training, Inc. is proud to be in good standings with HSI (Medic First Aid International) and authorized to provide its courses to our clients.

Our First Aid CPR Trainers have years of educating experience and use their knowledge to create a relaxed, hands-on active training session. Trainers present the material in various forms throughout the course ranging from lecture, hands-on, audio w/video and more hands-on. We encourage students to share any relevant real-life experiences as a tool to help others understand the importance of life saving FA/CPR training.

Class sizes are limited to 12 students per instructor to allow plenty of hands-on practice and observation time.  Every student receives a certification card and access to a digital student book. It gives great information students can use to refresh their learning as needed.

HSI-brand training programs are current, evidence-based, and peer-reviewed. They are based on the same scientific guidelines and treatment recommendations for course development used by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Red Cross (ARC). The HSI programs:

  • Reflect the latest first aid and resuscitation science and treatment recommendations of the 2020 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR)
  • 2020 International Consensus on First Aid Science with Treatment Recommendations published by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR)
  • Conform with the 2020 American Heart Association®, Inc. (AHA) Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)
  • 2020 AHA and American Red Cross (ARC) Focused Update for First Aid the annual Guidelines Update.

HSI is a nationally accredited organization of the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) and nationally approved by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) as a continuing dental education (CDE) provider.

Additionally, HSI Certificate programs are acceptable for the requirements established by a wide variety of accreditation organizations, professional associations, and councils.

HSI Certificate programs are accepted as equivalent to the AHA and ARC by many state regulatory authorities, the Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard, and others.

HSI materials are consistent with OSHA’s best practices for first aid training programs. HSI emergency care programs require hands-on performance of basic first aid and CPR skills evaluated by an authorized instructor.

HSI materials are consistent with OSHA’s best practices for first aid training programs. HSI emergency care programs require hands-on performance of basic first aid and CPR skills evaluated by an authorized instructor.

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Omega Safety Training, Inc. is proud to be in good standings with P.E.C Premier and authorized to provide SafeGulf and SafeLandUSA training to our Offshore Industry. We provide training at your location and ours.

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