advanced first aid


Adult CPR and AED

Certification Period
2 Years

Course Length
16-17 Hours

Student / Instructor Ratio

Student / Equipment Ratio

Required for Successful Completion

Written Evaluation

Skills Evaluation
Students must perform required skills competently without assistance.

Successful completion is based on achievement of the core learning objectives rather than a prescribed instruction time.

Northwest Response has delivered the Advanced First Aid Course throughout Washington State from Seattle to, Vancouver and east of the mountains in Leavenworth, Yakima and Ellensberg.

About Your Instructor

Advanced First Aid.

The ASHI Advanced First Aid course is designed for the person who needs or desires more First Aid training than Basic First Aid, but not to the level of Emergency Medical Response. It's perfect for corporate emergency response teams! This 17-21 hour Advanced First Aid Certification course presents many of the most common illnesses and injuries responders are likely to encounter.

Training Considerations

Advanced First Aid is available for groups of five (5) or more.  Ten (10) students is our cut off point for a single instructor.

Ten (10) or more students require an additional instructor, and will incur an additional fee.

The course is not available for open enrollment at this time. However, we are taking agency/corporate bookings.

 Course Timeline

The Advanced First Aid course is completed in two (2) consecutive eight (8) hour days.

Classroom training may be at the clients site or one that we help you choose.

The space required is roughly 17 sq. ft. per student in classroom.

Practical skills and scenario based training requires an indoor open space.

Course Includes

  • Introduction to EMS Systems and the Role of the First Responder
  • Legal and Ethical Principles of Emergency Care
  • The Wellness and Safety of the First Responder
  • Introduction to Anatomy
  • Principles of Lifting, Moving, and Positioning Ill or Injured People
  • Airway Management and Rescue Breathing
  • Principles of Assessment
  • Caring for Medical Emergencies
  • Caring for Soft-Tissue Injuries and Shock
  • Caring for Muscle and Bone Injuries
  • Caring for Injuries to the Head and Spine
  • Multiple-Casualty Incidents (MCI) and Principles of Triage
  • Childbirth
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Airway Adjuncts, Suctioning, and Oxygen Therapy
  • Responding to a Terrorist Threat
Thomas Bliss (left) with unknown K9, and Ashley.
Thomas Bliss (left) with unknown K9, and Ashley.

Captain Thomas E. Bliss is a Licensed USCG Master Mariner & Emergency Medical Responder.

Thomas logs thousands of hours each year in various safety training courses .

Captain Bliss continues to honorably serve with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary as a COXSWAIN, USCG District 13, and as the USCG AUX Gig Harbor Detachment Leader.

Thomas established Northwest Response (NWR) in 2012, and serves as Director of this Emergency Medical Responder Training Enterprise that also provides Event Stand-by EMS services; providing care and medical coverage to thousands of event patrons from Marathons, Music Festivals up to and including large and small private Corporate events.

NWR also specializes in on-site First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogen, and Asbestos Training as well as providing Respiratory Fit Testing and Certification for numerous Companies throughout the Puget Sound area

Course Fees

Client Training Site

Providing the client has appropriate pre-approved training facilities; we can conduct the entire training program in one or two locations.

Classroom facilities must ensure student comfort, and be spacious enough to accommodate all students, the instructor, and associated training gear.

Should you need assistance in locating a training site please let us know; we will be glad to help.

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Advanced First Aid Classes and Courses Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver,  Bellevue, Kent, Everett, Renton, Spokane Valley
Federal Way, Ellensberg, Olympia, Portland, Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Idaho Falls, Caldwell, Pocatello, Coeur d'Alene,Twin Falls, Rexburg, Post Falls