Basic First Aid Training

First Aid 
Basic First Aid Training provides introductory skills for addressing injuries while conducting lab and field work. These skills can be essential when working in locations where emergency perso​nnel response cannot provide immediate assistance in t​he case of an accidental injury.  

Topics covered include care for: 
  • ​​Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Stings and bites
  • Head injuries and strokes
  • Shock
  • Environmental Injuries (e.g., frostbite)​ 
All FNR staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and employees are highly encouraged to have Basic First Aid training, especially those working at "remote" sites. However, Basic First Aid Training is required by FNR policy for:
  • All faculty, staff, and teaching assistants working in "remote" sites as part of teaching duties
  • Groups of individuals working in close proximity (i.e., within earshot) on a remote site (​at least two per group)
​According to Purdue Radiological and Environmental Management​ (REM), a "remote" site is defined as any location where emergency personnel response is greater than 15 minutes. For individuals working on a "remote" site, the department will pay for this training.

On Campus Training:
Off Campus Training: ​
  • Franciscan Education Communicty Center - Classes occur approximately once per month.
  • American Red Cross​ - Offers many class options, often in combination with CPR/AED. Multiple classes are available per month and some are online. Cost varies and training may occur in nearby communities. 
​​​ ​​Once you have completed Basic First Aid Training, please provide documentation of your training to ​Dr. Mike Saunders or Marlene Mann​.​​​​​​​​


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