This Program is designed to instruct students in the proper procedures for providing CPR and basic First Aid in accordance with the American Heart Association Standard.
Modern first aid traces its roots to the Society for the Recovery of Persons Apparently Drowned, founded in 1774 and dedicated to the spread of the technique of artificial respiration. In 1870, the Prussian Friedrich von Esmarch began first–aid training in the military. Esmarch is credited with coining the term erste hilfe, which translates as first aid. First aid is a mass noun, which is a noun that can not be counted. When used as an adjective before a noun, the term is hyphenated, as in first–aid kit.