What we do
A suitable number of employees must have the necessary training to appropriately administer first aid to victims of accidents or illnesses in the workplace until they can obtain professional medical attention. To meet this need, EHS is able to offer first aid/CPR/AED skills testing to University employees only.
EHS manages the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) program as an integral part of the University of Idaho’s commitment to the safety and health of employees, students, and visitors. The purpose of this program is to provide public access to University-maintained AEDs for use in the event of a cardiac emergency as these have been proven to significantly increase a person's chances of surviving such an event.
How You Can Help
Participate in the First Aid, CPR, and AED programs offered here at the University of Idaho or by one of the many certified instructors in the area. Do not allow your certification to lapse. Recertify regularly so that you can become familiar with any changes or upgrades to the procedures that may help you save a life. It is a supervisor’s responsibility to ensure that there are an adequate number of qualified responders in a specified area.
Becoming certified through EHS is a two-part process. The first step is to take the appropriate online course through the American Heart Association (see the links above). Upon completion of the course, print your certificate and then contact EHS for skills testing. To determine which course(s) you need, see our flow chart in the links above.