HSI delivers high-quality training materials, courses and programs in CPR, first aid and advanced emergency care to healthcare professionals, first responders, employees and the community. Our credentialed emergency care training programs meet the requirements of nearly 5,000 state regulatory agencies, occupational licensing boards and national associations in more than 550 occupations and professions.

HSI offers workplace safety and compliance solutions to help meet state and federal regulations. We provide a robust library of training programs and reporting and tracking tools for workplace safety, and also deliver workplace chemical and hazardous materials management that includes safety data sheet (SDS) authoring, environmental reporting and onsite chemical tracking and inventory.

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Who is HSI & MEDIC?

Health & Safety Institute (HSI) is a nationally accredited training organization comprised of three emergency care training companies; the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), MEDIC First Aid and 24-7 EMS. HSI’s emergency care training and professional continuing education programs are currently accepted, approved or recognized as meeting the requirements of more than 5,000 state and federal regulatory agencies, occupational licensing boards, national associations, commissions and councils in more than 550 occupations and professions.

Why Choose MEDIC First Aid Qualifications?
MEDIC First Aid International Certificate and Courses conform to national and international standards. They are based on the same scientific guidelines and treatment recommendations for course development used by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Red Cross (ARC).

MEDIC First Aid International Certificate Additionally, MEDIC First Aid programs are acceptable for the requirements established by a wide variety of accreditation organizations, professional associations, and councils.

MEDIC First Aid International Certificate programs are accepted as equivalent to the AHA and ARC by many state regulatory authorities, the Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard, and others. MEDIC First Aid International is consistent with OSHA’s best practices for first aid training programs.

MEDIC First Aid International emergency care programs require hands-on performance of basic first aid and CPR skills evaluated by an authorized instructor.
Types of Certifications
BasicPlus CPR, AED, and First Aid for Adults
MEDIC First Aid BasicPlus is a combined adult CPR, AED, and first aid training program designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider. This extremely flexible program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.

The program is based upon the 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) and other evidence-based treatment recommendations.

Instructor Development Courses - IDC
If you’re new to emergency care training, you can become an Authorized Instructor by attending and successfully completing our Instructor Development Course (IDC) with either ASHI or MEDIC First.
Meeting Emergency Care Requirements and Rules
Health & Safety Institute (HSI) closely monitors laws and regulations affecting its emergency care training programs. We work diligently to ensure that our training programs not only help people learn critical, potentially life-saving knowledge and skills, but that they also comply with all relevant laws and regulations designed to protect workers and the public. If you need specific approval, acceptance or accreditation information or a have a regulatory-related question, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.
Accreditation & Recognition
HSI is a nationally accredited organization of the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education.

Due to our ongoing commitment to high-quality training programs, quality assurance and customer service, HSI’s emergency care training programs enjoy a respectable standing inside and outside the United States.

HSI’s CPR, AED and first aid training programs are equivalent to the programs offered by both the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Red Cross (ARC). HSI is a recognized major sponsor of CPR training programs.
The content and instructional strategy of our ASHI and MEDIC First Aid training programs is based on objective evidence, including but not limited to:
  • 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid
  • 2015 Caring for Our Children Basics: Health and Safety Foundations for Early Care and Education. Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • 2010 AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science
  • 2010 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations
  • 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.