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Medic First Aid/CPR and AED Training

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast offers first aid and CPR courses. As described in Chapter 4 of Volunteer Essentials, a first-aider is an adult volunteer who has taken Girl Scout-approved first-aid and CPR training that includes specific instructions for child CPR.

Note: Make sure a general first-aid kit is available at your group meeting place and accompanies girls on any activity (including transportation to and from the activity). Please see Volunteer Essentials, page 73.

First-aider
The presence of a first-aider is required for many group activities. The course required to be a First Aider is one that offers standard first aid and CPR, preferably with a focus on children.
 
Note: The following healthcare providers may also serve as first aiders: physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, paramedic, military medic, and emergency medical technician. Volunteers are required to provide copies of cards and/or certificates that show current completion of First Aid and CPR training taken with a provider outside of GSWISE course offerings.
 
Courses are offered by PULSES and fullfill the first aid requirements. Training Dates can be found on Personify eBiz. Click on Activities, then filter on Learning and Training 
 
Medic First Aid/CPR and AED
Course contains step-by-step, hands-on training that allows participants to respond effectively in emergency and life-threatening situations.

Who should attend:
At least one registered adult who accompanies a troop/group on activities or overnight trips must be certified in first aid and CPR.
Fee:
$40 per person
Note: Please wear comfortable clothing.
 
If you are unable to attend a session for which you are registered, please cancel by calling the council office (414-476-1050) or contacting us at training@gswise.org
 
Additional Course Offerings:
A number of providers sponsor first aid and CPR certification courses in many communities within our council. When looking for CPR training, be sure the course requires a test (not attendance only). You can check with local chapters of these organizations for course availability:
• American Red Cross 800-33-SAFETY
• National Safety Council 800-800-7099
• EMP International 800-246-5101 (Basic first aid plus American Heart Association CPR)
* American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED classes