Course Content and Outcome Guide for HE 252

Course Number:
HE 252
Course Title:
First Aid - Basics and Beyond
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Course Description

Introduces 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 ARC Responding to Emergencies First Aid Certificate, and CPR/AED Adult/Child, Infant CPR Certificate. Recommend: 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. A student who satisfactorily completes the requirements of this course will earn an American Red Cross Reponding to Emergencies Certificate, Wilderness and Remote First Aid Certificate, and CPR/AED Adult/Child and Infant CPR 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 and apply first aid care required in remote and wilderness settings from care provided in settings where qualified medical personnel are readily available.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Written examination
  • Practical skill demonstrati

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
  • 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