Course Content and Outcome Guide for HE 252
- Course Number:
- HE 252
- Course Title:
- First Aid - Basics and Beyond
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Course DescriptionIntroduces first aid and emergency knowledge and skills in the work, community, and home environment. Examines first aid care in remote and/or wilderness settings. Upon successful completion of this course, students may earn an American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate. Recommended: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores.
Addendum to Course Description
The purpose of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills to provide emergency care to persons injured in an accident or stricken by sudden illness. This emergency care is given prior to care by qualified medical personnel. Upon successful completion of this course, students may earn an American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate.
This course will cover major aspects of first aid with regard to emergency care and preventative measures. The student will learn the proper methods and procedures for applying first aid in given emergency situations including remote settings.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
- Analyze an emergency situation and apply appropriate first aid or cardiac care in sudden illness and emergency situations as a citizen responder in the home, work, or community environment for infant, child, or adult patient.
- Differentiate remote and wilderness settings from settings where qualified medical personnel are readily available and then apply appropriate first aid care.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Practical skill demonstration
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Recognize and use a three step plan of action in an emergency
Assess appropriate action in a variety of adult, child and infant emergency situations
Demonstrate first aid skills in a variety of adult and child emergency situations
Demonstrate appropriate and correct usage of AED technology
Communication skills: Oral and written communication
THEMES, CONCEPTS, IDEAS
Emergency identification, assessment and action
Recognize and provide care for various types of respiratory and cardiac emergencies for adult, child and infant
Understand gross anatomy and basic physiology body systems
Understand the cause of and symptoms of shock and heart attack
Assess wound types, degree of severity and first aid needs
Assess burn type, degree of severity and first aid needs
Understand and provide care for heat and cold emergencies
Recognize, analyze and provide care for common and sudden illness situations
Recognize and provide care for bone and joint injuries
Know appropriate rescue techniques and application
Recognize and provide care for various emergency childbirth situations
Understand appropriate use of AED technology
Apply first aid knowledge and skills in remote settings