API PUBL 2019
Administrative Guide for American Petroleum Institute Course in First Aid Training
|Publication Date:||1 September 1985|
The American Petroleum Institute's course in first aid training was prepared by the Personnel Protection and Development Subcommittee for employees of the petroleum industry and their families.
The course requires 8 hours of training, with emphasis on actual practice in the application of first aid measures.
To meet the industry's first aid requirements, the Institute's Committee on Safety and Fire Protection believes that only the fundamentals of training in the following six basic emergency measures are necessary:
6. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
The certification provided by the completion of this course applies only to first aid. It does not apply to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The CPR information and techniques in the API course are referenced from the American Heart Association "Life Saver Course" and the "Race for Life Course" of the American Red Cross, and apply only to onerescuer CPR. API recommends that those wishing to receive CPR certification contact the local or state chapters of these organizations to determine their specific training and certification requirements.