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AHEA 100 - Emergency Health Care

2 Credit: (2 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 2 Contact Hours:

This course covers CPR and first aid for wounds, shock, burns, poisoning, and other emergency situations. Students successfully completing the course qualify for American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider/Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR and AHA Heartsaver First Aid certifications.
OFFERED: every semester

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Provide proper CPR.

  1. List the ABC’s of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in CPR emergency techniques.
  3. Identify the risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Goal 2:  Provide proper first aid.

  1. Carry out an examination/interview of a simulated victim.
  2. Identify the five types of open wounds and define the treatment given.
  3. Identify the indications and treatment for bleeding.
  4. Explain how to give emergency treatment for human and animal bites.
  5. List methods of preventing accidents.
  6. Define shock, its cause, symptoms and treatment.
  7. Identify the signs, symptoms and treatment options for respiratory emergencies.
  8. Identify the signs and treatment of foreign body airway obstruction.
  9. Recognize and react to poisoning emergencies.
  10. Identify the risks and treatment of substance abuse.
  11. Recognize and treat sudden illness and environmental emergencies.
  12. Apply bandages, dressings, slings, and splints.
  13. Define closed fracture, open fracture, dislocation, sprain and strain.
  14. Lists the signs and symptoms of fractures, soft tissue injuries and the treatment of both.
  15. Demonstrate care for head, neck and spinal injuries.
  16. Demonstrate safety procedures for the first aid provider.

Upon completion of this course, students will possess the skills necessary to quality for the AHA Healthcare Provider/BLS CPR and HeartSaver First Aid Certifications.

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