This course is a 2 year certification in both CPR and First Aid.

OSTS Inc’s CPR curriculum follows guidelines as presented by the Journal of the American Medical Association and American Heart Association. Our goal is to provide the most effective life saving techniques class possible while fulfilling OSHA requirements for basic first aid providers in the workplace.

Regulatory Requirement Summary

  1. General Industry . –  Medical Services and First Aid Standards – CCR Title 8 Section 3400 (California OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.151 (Federal OSHA)
  2. Construction Industry . –  Medical Services and First Aid Standards – CCR Title 8 Section 1512 (California OSHA), 29 CFR 1926.50 (Federal OSHA)

Who does it apply to:

  • All employers who have employees that could experience injury or illness where a three to four minute response time may not be available in a potentially life-threatening event OR where a 30 minute response time may not be available in a non-life threatening event.

Our course focuses on information and procedures that a first aid provider should know. We avoid complicated (although interesting) medical procedures, theories and fun facts, as they may confuse the real issues. Real issues include how to recognize a medical emergency and what to do in the first crucial minutes.

Emphasis in this course is on the development of the Primary and Secondary Essential Skills of Patient Care: SETUP, Primary Assessment, One Rescuer CPR, Choking Management, Control of Bleeding, Shock Management, Illness Assessment and Injury Assessment. Students of this course learn the skills of patient care in the same sequence they are actually used.

Additionally, during the course, students will participate in many hands-on exercises to help ensure a complete understanding and retention of material.

Student handout materials include:

  • User-friendly student guide
  • Gloves
  • Manikin mouth shield
  • Certification card and wall certificate.

Classes can be taught in English or Spanish. Please specify your needs when booking a class.  OSTS does not teach dual-language classes (i.e. two languages in one classroom setting).

First-aid and CPR training will be conducted using the conventional methods of training such as lecture, demonstration, practical exercise and examination. The length of training will be sufficient to assure that trainees understand the concepts of first aid and can demonstrate their ability to perform the various procedures contained in the outline below.

At a minimum, first-aid and CPR training will consist of the following:

  • The definition of first aid.
  • Legal issues of applying first aid (Good Samaritan Laws).
  • Patient assessment and first aid for the following:
    • Respiratory arrest.
    • Cardiac arrest.
    • Hemorrhage.
    • Lacerations/abrasions.
    • Amputations.
    • Musculoskeletal injuries.
    • Shock.
    • Eye injuries.
    • Burns.
    • Loss of consciousness.
    • Extreme temperature exposure (hypothermia / hyperthermia)
    • Paralysis.
    • Poisoning.
    • Drug overdose.
  • CPR.
  • Overview of the application of dressings and slings.
  • Treatment of strains, sprains, and fractures.
  • Immobilization of injured persons.
  • Handling and transporting injured persons.
  • Treatment of bites, stings, or contact with poisonous plants or animals.


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