Dec 08, 2021
HLTH 1010 - Standard First Aid and CPR, Red Cross Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course is a study of basic first aid concepts along with Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). This is a hands-on course involving adult, child, and infant situations. For certification, students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements by being physically able to do CPR skills on a manikin. Upon successful completion, students will receive the American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid, Adult CPR/AED and Infant /Child CPR. Students will also learn basic first aid skills for pets. Note: HLTH 1010 is intended for the general population. For the AHA BLS for the Health Care Provider (CPR), see EMS 1010 which fulfills the requirements for Century Colleges Allied Health and Nursing programs.
- First Aid
- Life threatening emergencies
- Unconscious and conscious choking victims
- Breathing Emergencies
- CPR for adults, children, and infants
- AED use for adults, children, and infants
- Wound care
- Fractures and splints
- Understanding the Emergency Medical System
- Emergency action steps
- Victim evaluation
- Care for unconscious and conscious victims
- Signs and symptoms of heart attack
- Basic Pet first aid and CPR
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Define first aid and its practical uses.
- Demonstrate how to care for a conscious and an unconscious choking victim.
- Demonstrate how to check an unconscious victim.
- Demonstrate how to give CPR to an adult, child and infant.
- Demonstrate how to use an AED for an adult, child, and infant in cardiac arrest
- Demonstrate how to use basic precautions when caring for victims of breathing and cardiac emergencies.
- Demonstrate methods employed to bandage and prepare slings and splints for suspected fractures of upper and lower extremities.
- Demonstrate methods used to render first aid to suspected victims of head and neck fractures.
- Demonstrate the techniques used to control bleeding.
- Demonstrate the techniques used to dislodge an object from the blocked air passage of conscious or unconscious victim.
- Explain the three emergency action steps to follow in an emergency.
- Identify safety strategies.
- Identify the precautions for using an AED.
- Identify the procedures for victim evaluation.
- Identify visually the different types of bleeding.
- List the emergency steps for treatment of poisoning by mouth or injection.
- List the five types of wounds and first aid for each of them.
- List the symptoms of shock and the techniques used to treat it.
- Recognize the signs of a heart attack.
- Identify the components of the Emergency Medical System.
- Demonstrate basic skills in pet first aid and CPR.
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