AHEA 100 - Emergency Health Care
1 Credit: (1 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 1 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.
- List the ABC’s of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skill in CPR emergency techniques.
- Identify the risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Goal 2: Provide proper first aid.
- Carry out an examination/interview of a simulated victim.
- Identify the five types of open wounds and define the treatment given.
- Identify the indications and treatment for bleeding.
- Explain how to give emergency treatment for human and animal bites.
- List methods of preventing accidents.
- Define shock, its cause, symptoms and treatment.
- Identify the signs, symptoms and treatment options for respiratory emergencies.
- Identify the signs and treatment of foreign body airway obstruction.
- Recognize and react to poisoning emergencies.
- Identify the risks and treatment of substance abuse.
- Recognize and treat sudden illness and environmental emergencies.
- Apply bandages, dressings, slings, and splints.
- Define closed fracture, open fracture, dislocation, sprain and strain.
- Lists the signs and symptoms of fractures, soft tissue injuries and the treatment of both.
- Demonstrate care for head, neck and spinal injuries.
- 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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