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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMS 1010 - AHA BLS for the Healthcare Provider (CPR)

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 1 Lab 3
Course Description: The focus of this course is on basic life support of the cardiac and/or respiratory arrest victim for the healthcare provider. The course includes adult, child, and infant CPR skills, including AED, in both the out-of-hospital and in-hospital settings. An American Heart Association BLS Provider card provided at successful completion of course. Student must be physically able to do CPR skills on a manikin.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Introduction
    1. Basics of CPR
    2. Professionalism
    3. Legal Issues
  2. Physiology and diseases of the cardiovascular system
    1. Heart Attack
    2. Angina
    3. Types of strokes
    4. Cardiac Arrest
    5. Heart Disease and Stroke Risk Factors
    6. Reducing Risk Factors
    7. Adult Chain of Survival
    8. Pediatric Chain of Survival
  3. Infection Control during class
    1. Cleaning of manikins
    2. Barrier device options
  4. Adult one rescuer CPR
    1. Chest Compressions
    2. Airway and Breathing
    3. Breaths with masks
    4. Compressions and Breaths
    5. Assessment
    6. One rescuer adult CPR
    7. Adult Rescue breathing with bag mask
    8. Scenarios
  5. Advanced Airway
  6. Advanced airway CPR
  7. Advanced airway introduction
  8. Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
    1. AED introduction
    2. Using the AED trainer
    3. AED special situations
    4. Adult one rescuer CPR with AED
    5. Adult two rescuer CPR with AED
    6. Child one rescuer CPR with AED
    7. Child two rescuer CPR with AED
    8. Scenarios
  9. Infant CPR
  10. Breaths with masks
  11. Chest compressions
  12. Child one rescuer CPR
    1. Chest Compressions
    2. Breaths with masks
    3. Compressions and breaths
    4. Differences between adult and pediatric CPR
    5. One rescuer child CPR
    6. Scenarios
  13. Compressions and breaths
  14. One rescuer infant CPR
  15. Rescue breathing with bag mask
  16. Scenarios
  17. Two rescuer infant CPR
  18. Adult/child choking responsive
  19. Adult/child choking unresponsive
  20. Agonal Gasps
  21. Choking
  22. Cricoid pressure
  23. Infant choking responsive
  24. Infant choking unresponsive
  25. Introduction and recognition
  26. Jaw Thrust
  27. Personal protection
  28. Recovery Position
  29. Scene safety
  30. Special Considerations

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe the steps of CPR.
  2. perform CPR using an AED.
  3. perform relief of choking.
  4. practice infection control.
  5. discuss personal practices relative to the responsibility of personal safety.
  6. maintain professionalism in the care of the cardiac patient.
  7. describe the signs and actions for severe airway obstruction in the responsive and unresponsive victim.
  8. describe the links in the Chain of Survival.
  9. describe the signs of 4 common life-threatening emergencies in adults.
  10. describe all of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
  11. discuss legal issues of CPR.
  12. activate the emergency response system.
  13. perform breaths for adult, child, and infant victims using various methods.
  14. perform compressions for adult, child and infant victims.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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