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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

HEA 150 - First Aid and Safety - CPR

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Health/Fitness/Wellness General Education Requirement.

Learn aspects of emergency care in first aid for home, school, office and community, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) techniques. Successful completion of the course allows students to be eligible for a certificate of completion in CPR, first aid and safety. Lab fee $10.

Note: Students must purchase a new text for this course from the AACC bookstore in order to receive National Safety Council certifications.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze First Aid and the body systems involved
    • Identify the role of First Aid and the legal considerations when providing First Aid
    • Identify the major systems of the body and their general function
  • Discuss Emergency Situations
    • Identify the actions that a bystander should take in an emergency
    • Describe the steps in performing a scene survey
    • Identify situations in which emergency medical services (EMS) should be called
    • Identify problems that are an immediate threat to life
  • Integrate CPR and AED
    • Discuss various method of rescue breathing
    • Identify signs of choking
    • Describe how to perform CPR
    • Describe how to utilize an AED
  • Analyze Bleeding, Wounds, and Shock
    • Identify types of external bleeds
    • Identify signs of internal bleeding
    • Identify signs of shock
    • Discuss the treatment for animal bites
    • Discuss the emergency care for a victim with a penetrating chest wound
    • Discuss the emergency care for an open wound to the abdomen and impaled object
  • Demonstrate Dressings, Bandages, Slings, and Splints
    • Identify the various types of dressings
    • Identify the various types of bandages
    • Demonstrate various sling, splint, and bandaging techniques
  • Analyze Burns
    • Identify the characteristics of the three types of burns
    • Calculate the extent of burns using the Rule of Nines
    • Identify the signs and symptoms of inhalation injuries
    • Describe appropriate emergency care for inhalation and chemical burns
    • Describe appropriate emergency care for electrical shock and injuries inflicted by lightning
  • Discuss head, facial, and spinal injuries
    • Describe how to assess and care for various types of head and facial injuries
    • Identify various types of dental injuries and how to care for them
    • Describe the common mechanisms of spinal injury
    • Describe the assessment of spinal injury victims
    • List the signs and symptoms of spinal injury
  • Discuss trunk injuries
    • Identify the three main types of chest injury
    • Describe the emergency treatment for chest injury
    • Describe the difference between open and closed abdominal wounds
    • Describe appropriate emergency care for hernias and injuries to the genitalia
  • Analyze common sport and recreational injuries
    • Describe the common signs for sprains, strains, cramps, and dislocations
    • Describe the common signs for sprains, strains, cramps, and dislocations
    • Describe general rules for splinting
    • Identify the types of splints and complications of splinting
    • Describe various types of sport/recreational injuries
  • Discuss sudden illnesses
    • Describe the signs for heart attack and stroke
    • Describe the signs of respiratory emergencies
    • Describe the signs of seizure
    • Describe the signs of diabetic emergency
    • Describe the signs of acute abdominal distress
  • Discuss poisoning and overdose situations
    • Describe how to care for a victim who ingested poison or alcohol intoxication
    • Describe how to care for a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning
    • Describe how to care for a victim of a drug overdose
    • Describe how to care for a victim with a plant-induced dermatitis
  • Discuss various types of bites and stings
    • Describe the care for animal bite
    • Describe the care for insect bite and stings
    • Describe emergency care for marine life poisoning and stings
  • Discuss hypo and hyperthermia
    • Describe cold-related injuries and how they are to be treated
    • Describe heat-related injuries (heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke) and how they are to be treated
  • Analyze rescuing victims
    • Describe how to remain safe in a water rescue
    • Describe how to effect a victims rescue singularly or with assistance
  • Discuss remote location First Aid
    • Describe how to secure rescue in remote locations
    • Describe how to shelter and move victims
    • Describe treatment for common wilderness emergencies
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 4 Personal Wellness Core 5 Self Management Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking