I am a RN and was asked to give a first aid presentation to my church.I was wondering do I have to be a certified instructor via the Red Cross or Heart Association? If I get training to do this on a regular basis which organization is better to have train me? Is there a difference?
I teach both AHA and RC as a part-time job while going through school. They're the same thing except the color of the cards. Some places want one over the other but they're all the same. With the new protocols, the Red Cross rolled out the lay-responder stuff first as AHA rolled out it's HCP stuff first. Later this summer AHA will roll out it's lay responder stuff and RC will roll out it's CPRO stuff. Six of one half dozen of the other. I've got to be really careful what instructor manual I pack in the morning before I head out the door.
Last edit by casualjim on Jun 11, '06