The course includes training on patient assessment and care for medical problems and injuries, along with decision-making guidelines for contacting advanced medical care. The goal is to help the public know basic care they can provide on their own, and to know when advanced care is required.
The course includes 3.5 to 4 hours of combined practice and video and can be taken at leisure over a seven-period, using materials in the home for practicing course demonstrations. The $35 administrative fee helps offset tech support, discussion board management, site repairs and updates. A downloadable manual is included.