These classes are for Appalachian State University's faculty and staff. Students interested in taking these courses will be put on a waiting list and notified (first come, first served basis,) as openings are available.
First Aid/CPR/AED Classes for the Workplace, Schools, and Individuals
Training meets OSHA Guidelines for First Aid Programs and combines lecture, interactive video demonstrations featuring emergency scenarios that are likely to occur in a variety of environments and hands-on training to teach participants lifesaving skills. 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
Immediately following the lecture and skills sessions, participants will complete a written test. Fee for the CPR/AED/First Aid class is $35; CPR only is $25; First Aid only is $25. Fees are payable by cash or check (made payable to Appalachian State University). Deadline to register, pay is noon the Wednesday before class. (NO REFUNDS!) CPR/AED/FA class will be taught from 8 am to 12 noon. Go to Health Promotion Calendar for dates. Call 262-6314 to make an appointment.
CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers
Designed for individuals with a duty to respond to emergencies, this program combines discussions, video and hands-on training. Real-life scenarios reinforce decision-making skills. Course covers how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. 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)
- Optional training in use of epinephrine auto-injectors and asthma inhalers available
Immediately following the lecture and skills sessions, participants will complete a written test. Fee for the class is $35, payable by cash or check (made payable to ASU). Deadline to register, pay and pick up a manual is noon the Wednesday before class. (NO REFUNDS!) CPR/AED class will be taught from 8 am to 12 noon. Go to Health Promotion Calendar for dates. Call 262-6314 to make an appointment.
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.
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. All drives are held in the Plemmons Student Union. Appointments are highly suggested!! Walk-ins are welcomed, but will be taken after donors with appointments. Go to Health Promotion Calendar for dates. Call Health Promotion at 262-6314 to make an appointment.
A workstation analysis involves a review of your office set-up including items such as the height of the VDT screen, placement of the keyboard and mouse, and job duties. The analysis also includes an assessment of any physical health problems that you may be experiencing as a result of poor office set-up or repetitive tasks. The goal is to eliminate strain and reduce the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, and neck/shoulder pain. Recommendations are made to you, and upon your request written recommendations are sent ot your immediate supervisor. Assistance is provided in locating appropriate vendors for the purchase of new equipment and/or furniture. An appointment is required! Call 262-6314.