Oct 02, 2023
HES 100 - Emergency Care First Aid Safety and CPR
Number of Credits: 3
Prepare for emergency situations through hands-on practice in first aid, safety, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures. Discover legal concepts of emergency care for the ten body systems. Discuss emergency care and evacuation plans for home, work, school, and other locations. CPR/First Aid certification by the National Safety Council is included upon successful completion. Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Fall terms. (Fall Term Only) Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.
Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain the term first aid, how to decide when to help a victim, and how to stay prepared for administering first aid in various situations.
2. Explain legal concepts in first aid including Good Samaritan Law, consent, scope of care, standard of care, negligence, abandonment and confidentiality.
3. Evaluate emergency situations and appropriate steps for preventing disease transmission.
4. Demonstrate proper bandaging and splinting techniques for extremity injuries.
5. Differentiate between the types of wounds and injuries that affect the head, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, bones, joints, and muscles.
6. Demonstrate first aid for heart attack, stroke, respiratory distress, fainting, seizures, diabetes, and abdominal pain.
7. Identify the signs, symptoms, and risk associated with various accidents and injuries.
8. Demonstrate proper care and treatment of various types of bleeding, shock, burns, bites, stings, poisonings, wound and soft tissue injuries.
9. Demonstrate basic life support including rescue breathing, choking care, and use of an Automated External Defibrillator.
10. Differentiate between cold and heat emergencies and demonstrate appropriate care for frostbite, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
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