Feb 27, 2024
EMS 1010 - AHA BLS for the Healthcare Provider (CPR) Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab 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 for the Health Care Provider card provided at successful completion of course. Note: For basic level American Red Cross CPR, see HLTH 1005. Student must be physically able to do CPR skills on a manikin.
- Introduction Basics of CPR Professionalism Legal Issues
- Physiology and diseases of the cardiovascular system Heart Attack Angina Types of strokes Cardiac Arrest Heart Disease and Stroke Risk Factors Reducing Risk Factors Adult Chain of Survival Pediatric Chain of Survival
- Infection Control during class Cleaning of manikins Barrier device options
- Adult one rescuer CPR Chest Compressions Airway and Breathing Breaths with masks Compressions and Breaths Assessment One rescuer adult CPR Adult Rescue breathing with bag mask Scenarios
- Advanced Airway
- Advanced airway CPR
- Advanced airway introduction
- Automated External Defibrillator (AED) AED introduction Using the AED trainer AED special situations Adult one rescuer CPR with AED Adult two rescuer CPR with AED Child one rescuer CPR with AED Child two rescuer CPR with AED Scenarios
- Infant CPR
- Breaths with masks
- Chest compressions
- Child one rescuer CPR Chest Compressions Breaths with masks Compressions and breaths Differences between adult and pediatric CPR One rescuer child CPR Scenarios
- Compressions and breaths
- One rescuer infant CPR
- Rescue breathing with bag mask
- Two rescuer infant CPR
- Adult/child choking responsive
- Adult/child choking unresponsive
- Agonal Gasps
- Cricoid pressure
- Infant choking responsive
- Infant choking unresponsive
- Introduction and recognition
- Jaw Thrust
- Personal protection
- Recovery Position
- Scene safety
- Special Considerations
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- describe the steps of CPR.
- perform CPR using an AED.
- perform relief of choking.
- practice infection control.
- discuss personal practices relative to the responsibility of personal safety.
- maintain professionalism in the care of the cardiac patient.
- describe the signs and actions for severe airway obstruction in the responsive and unresponsive victim.
- describe the links in the Chain of Survival.
- describe the signs of 4 common life-threatening emergencies in adults.
- describe all of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
- discuss legal issues of CPR.
- activate the emergency response system.
- perform breaths for adult, child, and infant victims using various methods.
- perform compressions for adult, child and infant victims.
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