The goal of this course is to provide individuals with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective basic life support in an emergency, how to use an Automated External Defibrillator and what to do in the case of an airway obstruction or choking. Additionally, this course has been found acceptable for meeting requirements established by state child care licensing, a wide variety of professional state and federal agencies, associations, councils, academies, and boards. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting. Having personal on-site that are expertly trained in the use of Automated External Defibrillation provides the victim with rapid defibrillation access before EMS arrival, greatly increasing the chance of survival. Training includes recognition of unresponsive victims, review of equipment operation and maintenance, discussion of treatment and valuable hands-on practice designed to increase skills. Students also learn about using barrier devices in CPR and giving first aid for choking. The course teaches how to recognize the signs of 4 major emergencies: heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, and foreign-body airway obstruction.