About the American Safety and Health Institute and the Health and Safety Institute
a. The American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) CPR, AED, and First Aid training programs are developed and administered by the Health and Safety Institute (HSI)
b. HSI is a major U.S. CPR, first aid, emergency medical and safety training organization. ASHI CPR, AED, and First Aid training programs are equivalent to the CPR, AED, and First Aid training programs developed and administered by the American Heart Association,® Inc. (AHA) and the American National Red Cross (ARC).
c. An HSI representative was a volunteer member of the 2015 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) First Aid Task Force and a collaborator on the 2015 International Consensus on First Aid Science with Treatment Recommendations.
ASHI CPR, AED, and First Aid Training Programs are Current5, Evidence-Based, and Conform to the:
a. 2010 AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science.
b. 2010 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations
c. 2010 American Heart Association,® Inc. (AHA) and American Red Cross (ARC) International Consensus on First Aid Science With Treatment Recommendations
d. 2010 AHA and ARC Guidelines for First Aid
e. 2011 Standards for First Aid and CPR training of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, Caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards; Guidelines for early care and education programs. 3rd edition (“CFOC3”)
f. The criteria of the Boy Scouts of America for Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines
g. National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards, Emergency Medical Responder
h. Recommendations of the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program
ASHI CPR, AED, and First Aid Training Programs Are Taught By Qualified Instructors Affiliated With an Approved Training Center and Are Authorized To Certify Course Participants
a. ASHI does not offer, recognize, or accept any online-only layperson BLS/CPR certification. Certification of participants requires face-to-face evaluation of hands-on skills by an authorized instructor to verify skill competency.
b. HSI publishes and administers a set of Quality Assurance Standards designed to monitor and improve the performance of HSI, it’s approved ASHI Training Centers and Authorized Instructors so that the products and services provided meet or exceed the requirements of employers, regulatory authorities, and other approvers.