Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
HE 113
Course Title:
First Aid&CPR/AED Professional Rescuers/HealthCare Providers
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Course Description

Introduces basic first aid knowledge in the home, work, and community environment. Gain knowledge and skills to perform Professional CPR and AED for adults/children/infants. Upon successful completion of this course, students may apply for an American Red Cross First Aid card and American Red Cross Professional CPR/AED card. Recommend: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores.

Addendum to Course Description

This course covers citizen level first aid knowledge and skills to provide first aid care to persons injured in an accident or stricken by sudden illness in an environment where help is immediately available. In addition, Professional CPR level information and skill sets are presented. Upon successful completion of this course, students may earn an American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers certificate or American Heart Association equivalent.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Recognize and apply appropriate citizen?level, basic first aid or cardiac care in sudden illness and emergency situations in the home, work, or community environment for infant, child, or adult Patient
  • Apply Professional CPR skills for adult, child and infant patient

Course Activities and Design

  • Lectures
  • Videos
  • Skill application
  • Individual and group demonstrations
  • Case studies- scenarios
  • Communication skills

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Written Examination
  • Practical Skills examination
  • Case study application

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Recognize and provide care for various types of respiratory emergencies
  • Provide appropriate care for shock and heart attack
  • Know general care for wounds and demonstrate care skills
  • Recognize burn emergencies and provide care
  • Understand and provide care for heat and cold emergencies
  • Recognize and provide care for sudden illness situations
  • Recognize and provide care for bone and joint injuries
  • Understand appropriate use of AED technology
  • Recognize and provide care for cardiac emergencies for adult, child, and infant
  • Differentiate cardiac care scenarios and determine best care plan
  • Demonstrate Professional CPR skills