The Red Cross has a whole website devoted to the classes they teach. Their categories include:
- disaster response training
- first aid and CPR
- HIV/AIDS education
- safety training for kids (babysitter's class)
The class I took taught me "first aid skills to care for adults who are victims of accidental injuries or sudden illness." It covered a lot of material. The training techniques included mini lectures, videos that demonstrated technique, hands-on practice, a workbook, and a test at the end that we had to pass to get our certificates.
I had some idea of the basics already but this clarified things and gave me a step-by-step plan to follow in a crisis. I feel a lot more confident and it feels really good to know that I could help.
Next month's agenda includes a plant ID course and CPR. I'm happy to be taking action towards becoming more self-reliant!