Special Services

These classes are for Appalachian State University's faculty and staff. through departmental organization. 

First Aid/CPR/AED Classes for the Workplace, Schools, and Individuals

These course use a blended learning format.  This consists of online module and in-person skills checks. All First Aid, CPR, and AED training carries a 2-year certification.

  • First Aid: Participants learn to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts and scraptes, sudden illnesses, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold emergencies.
  • CPR Adult: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults.
  • CPR Child and Infant: Participants learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in infants and children under 12
  • AED: Participants learn how to use automatic external defibrillators

Fee for the CPR/AED/First Aid class is $32.  Fees are payable by cash or check (made payable to Appalachian State University). Email Stephanie MCDaniel for more information (mcdanielst@appstate.edu)

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers

These course use a blended learning format.  This consists of online module and in-person skills checks. CPR/AED training carries a 2-year certification. Topics include;

  • Primary assessment
  • Ventilations (incl. use of CPR breathing barriers and use of BVMs)
  • Choking (incl. conscious and unconscious)
  • CPR (inc. one- and two-rescurer)
  • AED
  • Optional training in use of epinephrine auto-injectors and asthma inhalers available


Blood Drives

Blood drives are sponsored quarterly with the American Red Cross. Faculty, staff, and family members can make appointments which limits the time required for donation to approximately one hour.  Appointments are highly suggested!! Walk-ins are welcomed, but will be taken after donors with appointments. Call Health Promotion at 262-6314 for upcoming dates.  

Visit RedCrossBlood.org using sponsor code ASU to make an appointment. 

NC Smoking Cessation Opportunities

As a State Health Plan member, you have access to a variety of tobacco cessation resources to help you quit smoking, chewing tobacco, using snuff, or even e-cigarettes (vaping).

Faculty and Staff have the opportunity to receive support for quitting smoking through N. C. Quit Now, a statewide smoking cessation partnership that operates a toll free help line at 1-800-784-8669. Information about their support services is available at https://www.quitlinenc.com/ . Information also is available from the State Health Plan website at https://www.shpnc.org/.

University employees who are members of the State Health Plan can receive a 10-week supply of generic nicotine replacement therapy patches free of charge with a prescription from their physician. Information is available at  the NC State Health Plan website Tobacco Cessation Resources Link.