First Aid and CPR Training

Students are strongly encouraged to complete First Aid and CPR Training in order to ensure safety on set. This is especially recommended for students that work often as 1st Assistant Directors or Health and Safety Supervisors.

You may take an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED course through Loyola Marymount University. The purpose of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies.

The training is comprised of an online and in person component. When you complete the online portion of the training, which can be accessed here, you will receive a “certificate” saying you completed the online training, which can be used as proof of completion. You will also receive an email stating that you completed the training. For more information and detailed instructions about the online training, click here

If you are interested in completing the certification process, you will need to schedule a time to complete the in-person skills test. Certification is $32.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/ AED certification, which is valid for 2 years. To successfully complete the First Aid/CPR/AED course, you must:

  •  Successfully complete the online session (blended learning courses only).
  • Attend and participate in all class sessions.
  • Actively participate in all course activities, including assuming various roles during skill practices and assessment scenarios.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
  • Successfully complete all assessment scenarios.

In addition, you may need to complete a final exam with a passing grade of 80 percent.

During your project approval meeting, PAT will discuss with you whether they will require someone with this training to be on set. In some cases, a certified LMU EMS will be provided for you.

Click here for a Ready Reference guide, which students can use as a quick reminder on how to do CPR, use and AED and what to do in the event of choking and bleeding.

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