May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

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CRIM 104 - First Responder

Number of Credits: 3
Apply knowledge and skills necessary to render basic care to a sick or injured person until the arrival of emergency medical service providers. Demonstrate patient assessment and planning for life threatening situations. Complete the Maryland First Responder exam as part of this course.   (All Terms) Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-/Co-requisite(s): This course is for law enforcement personnel who have completed or are enrolled in a certified police academy.  This course is not for general credit students.

Course Topics:
Basic First Aid


CPR infant

Signs of heart attack or stroke.

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

  1. Define the general goals of the Emergency Medical Service System, Good Samaritan Laws, consent, consent for minors, a living will, and goals of a Maryland First Responder.
  2. Demonstrate one-man, two-man, and infant CPR, along with the ABC’s of a first responder. 
  3. Demonstrate the steps necessary to assist in childbirth.
  4. Identify symptoms of stroke, heat stroke, heart attack, diabetic coma, exposure to the cold, diabetic/insulin shock, and signs of stress.
  5. Recognize the signs and symptoms of a person suffering from poison exposure and drug overdose.
  6. Demonstrate the general principles involved in splinting broken bones, dislocations, fractures, and why tourniquets are discouraged.
  7. Recognize the symptoms of head injuries.
  8. Explain the basic treatment for burns, bloodborne and airborne pathogens, and how to assess a scene for unsafe conditions.
  9. Explain the signs of internal and external bleeding, soft tissue injuries, and venous bites.
  10. Demonstrate immediate care/treatment for individuals, how to treat patients with special needs, and the guidelines for moving a patient based on various scenarios.


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