Options for HEP safety education training

Sue Raedeke has taught more than 1,200 participants since 2013 in safety education training (CPR/AED, First Aid, Basic Life Support) as part of the Department of Health Education and Promotion serving as a licensed training provider site for American Red Cross courses. Four HEP faculty are certified as instructors, and one as instructor trainer/instructor.

Student at CPR training at ECU.

The Department of Health Education and Promotion serves as a licensed training provider site for American Red Cross courses.

Various trainings are available to students, university personnel, companies, organizations and the community. Scheduled trainings are located on the https://www.redcross.org/ website. Groups, companies, and organizations can request trainings.

Upcoming classes already scheduled:

ECU undergraduate students can enroll in HLTH 2125/6, an in-depth, full-semester course — Responding to Emergencies with Basic Life Support. This is a fantastic opportunity to obtain BLS and advanced first aid certification for students heading for internships, student teaching, employment and in general a way to help save a life.

The Basic Life Support program ensures that healthcare providers have the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. First Aid/CPR/AED helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies; and to know how to care for a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive to lead efforts. Instructor courses are a great option for companies and organizations to train an employee to be able to teach safety education courses in-house.

Email Raedeke, a teaching instructor in HEP, at raedekes@ecu.edu to discuss all options.