NWR HSI-Medic First Aid Training Center

NWR HSI-Medic First Aid Training Center

Welcome To NWR’s WA State HSI-Medic First Aid Training Center

Not only do we have Licensed Training Provider (LTP) authorization with the American Red Cross, but Northwest Response is proud to provide HSI-Medic First Aid Training classes as an option for our clients “on-site” training needs.

Presently, HSI-Medic is only available to clients needing “on-site” training. We do not have open enrollment for HSI-Medic at this time.

Our “open enrollment” classes are American Red Cross programs. If you are seeking open enrollment classes; please see our American Red Cross
registration page for available times and locations.

On-Site HSI-Medic First Aid Classes and Training

MEDIC First Aid® is a leading provider of corporate CPR, AED, and First Aid training programs with a special focus on standardized and convenient workplace training.

Consistent training

Our video-based Instructor-led courses make workplace training time more effective and productive with an easy step-by-step instructional format. These dynamic and engaging Programs help build the confidence to respond, and provide ongoing content retention tools to keep skills fresh and ready to use. Training is available through traditional classroom as well as blended learning options.

MEDIC First Aid training programs are ideal for workplace Safety Instructors, or Instructors with little or no emergency medical or other healthcare expertise.

Training program approvals

MEDIC First Aid’s resuscitation programs conform to national standards, and are based on the same scientific guidelines and treatment recommendations found in the 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR), the same as those used by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Red Cross (ARC) for course development.

MEDIC First Aid programs are accepted as equivalent to the AHA and ARC by many state regulatory authorities including the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard and others. MEDIC First Aid is consistent with OSHA’s best practices for First Aid training programs.

Scheduling

To schedule a HSI-Medic Training date for your company, please contact our coordinators at 253-238-0519.

What First Aid, CPR – AED Class Do I Need?

What First Aid, CPR – AED Class Do I Need?

Wait, What!?

You would think that this question “What First Aid, CPR/AED Class Do I Need?” would be fairly straight forward, but considering that many individuals are seeing the value of emergency medical response classes and seeking a class for the first time, or maybe there is an employer who has tasked a well meaning co-worker with finding a class for the team; it can all get a bit overwhelming!

There are a myriad of options and providers, and of course everyone has a program to sell, but our goal is to simplify the process and give you as much of an unbiased opinion as possible.

Let’s break it down.

Providers

As far as Northwest Response is concerned (slightly biased) there are three trusted providers in Health & Safety Training on a national scale: The American Red Cross,  ASHI/HSI-Medic, and AHA (The American Heart Association). All of these programs are partner to the OSHA Alliance, and are accepted Nationally.

The next questions you should ask:

Will the program work for me? Is it what I want to learn? What program has our team used in the past? What program does my employer require?

Some employers want a specific provider such as The American Red Cross, HSI-Medic, ASHI, or AHA, so the first step is to  find out which program the employer wants to utilize, then move on to the options below to determine what class is the best one to fulfill your specific needs.

Note: If you are just wanting to learn “how to respond” then take any Adult First Aid, CPR/AED Training course that is both convenient, and fits your budget. And, be sure to do your homework on the “provider/trainer’s” qualifications.

Classes

There are basically only a few levels of First Aid, CPR/AED training classes, and Northwest Response covers the entire spectrum. Below are all of the classes that Northwest Response offers, but if you need an AHA class; please visit the AHA website after you have read this post (link provided below).

Northwest Response Offerings:

  • Red Cross CPR/AED Training
  • Red Cross Adult First Aid, CPR/AED Training
  • HSI-Medic Basic Plus Adult First Aid, CPR, AED
  • Red Cross Pediatric and Adult First Aid, CPR/AED Training
  • Red Cross CPRO- CPR/AED & First Aid for The Professional Responder & Healthcare Providers.
  • Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogen Training
  • HSI-Medic Bloodborne Pathogen Training
Confused? Don’t be, lets break it down one more level.

This next set of answers should cover all you need to know about “First Aid/CPR/AED” training, and what class you need.

All I need or want is CPR:
  • Take The American Red Cross –  Northwest Response CPR/AED Training Class
  • Northwest Response HSI-Medic Basic Plus Adult First Aid, CPR, AED Class
My job requires me to have a “basic” First Aid, CPR/AED card, and/or I just want to be able to respond to medical emergencies.
  • Take either the American Red Cross – Northwest Response Adult First Aid, CPR/AED Training, or
  • Northwest Response HSI-Medic Basic Plus Adult First Aid, CPR, AED Class
I work with children, have children, or want to know how to care for children.
  • Take the American Red Cross – Northwest Response Pediatric and Adult First Aid, CPR/AED Training Class
I am a Professional. I work in Healthcare or I’m a Professional Responder i.e. LE- Law Enforcement, EMT, Firemen, Nurse, CNA, Care Giver, Dental Assistant, etc.
  • Take The American Red Cross – CPRO- CPR/AED & First Aid for The Professional Responder & Healthcare Providers.
  • AHA BLS which NWR does NOT offer at this time.
I’m required to have Bloodborne Pathogens Training as part of my job.
  • Take either The American Red Cross – Northwest Response Bloodborne Pathogen Training, or
  • Northwest Response – HSI-Medic Bloodborne Pathogen Training Class.

That’s pretty much it. Really.

If you have a more advanced need such as EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) then please drop us a line from our contact page.

Words of advice:

Some companies train to comply.  Some companies train Responders. Here at Northwest Response we train Responders. Please do your homework!  Check references, read testimonials, ask questions, and when you feel confident in the trainer you have selected; book that class!

The training you or your staff receive could mean the difference between life and death, literally.

We hope that the above helped to solve some of your provider and class questions.  If you still have questions, we are here to answer them.  Call us during business hours, or drop us a line from our contact page, and we will be happy to assist you to become a “First Responder.”

Additional Link:

HSI-Medic, ASHI