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If you want to become a serious snowboarder, or perhaps a snowboard instructor, you should take a first aid course. It does you no good to have the first aid kit with you if you don't know how to use it. First aid knowledge can save your life or a friend's life when boarding back country or on any regular slope.
Understand avalanches and how to avoid them. Snowboarding is not a dangerous sport (well, not any more dangerous than skiing, or other snow sports, when done correctly and at an appropriate time. Do not try boarding terrain you are not ready for. Increase your challenge level at a pace you can handle.