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PEH 141 - First Aid

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
Discussion and application of the basic techniques in administering first aid will be covered in this course. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation will be covered and other emergency situations will be discussed. Red Cross certification will be awarded to those who qualify.
Competencies
  1. Identify and assessing emergency situation
    1. Name and describe the components of a first aid kit
    2. Identify the components of the EMS system
    3. Describe the function of the EMS system
    4. Identify the actions to be taken in an emergency
    5. List the conditions considered life threatening in an emergency situation
  2. Describe the assessments to be made in an emergency situation
    1. Identify the major structures in the body systems
    2. Describe the main functions of the body systems
    3. Describe how body systems work together
    4. Describe the consequences of having problems occur in one or more body systems
    5. Describe how to check the victim?s condition
    6. Describe how to perform the check for life-threatening conditions
  3. Discuss breathing emergencies
    1. Describe the breathing process
    2. Identify the signs and symptoms of respiratory distress
    3. Describe the actions to be taken in case of respiratory distress.
    4. Discuss the purpose of rescue breathing
    5. Describe when and how to use breathing devises
    6. Discuss breathing emergencies
  4. Describe cardiac emergencies and the action to be taken
    1. Identify the common causes of heart attack
    2. List the signs and symptoms of a heart attack
    3. Identify the signs of cardiac arrest
    4. Describe the actions to be taken in the case of cardiac arrest
    5. Describe the steps in CPR
  5. Describe actions to be taken in bleeding emergencies
    1. Describe the functions of blood
    2. Identify the signs of life-threatening external and internal bleeding
    3. Describe the care of external bleeding
    4. Describe the care for internal bleeding
  6. Describe conditions that can result in shock
    1. Identify the signs and symptoms of shock.
    2. Explain the care to be given to minimize shock
  7. Discuss assessment and treatment of injuries
    1. Describe assessment, symptoms, and treatment of soft tissue injuries
    2. Demonstrate bandaging skills for soft tissue injuries
    3. Describe the symptoms and care of musculoskeletal injuries
    4. Describe signs, symptoms, and care for injuries to the extremities.
    5. Demonstrate bandaging skills for injuries to the extremities
    6. Describe causes, symptoms, and care of injuries to the head, neck, and back
    7. Describe symptoms and care of injuries to the chest, abdomen, and pelvis
  8. Describe medical emergencies and the actions to be taken
    1. Describe the signs, symptoms, and actions to be taken in the case of sudden illness
    2. Identify the signs, symptoms, and care in case of poisoning
    3. Describe the signs, symptoms, and care for bites and stings
    4. Identify the signs and symptoms of substance misuse and abuse
    5. Describe the signs, symptoms, and care in the case of heat or cold exposure
  9. Identify special emergency situations
    1. Describe the problems and solutions of reaching and moving victims
    2. Identify situations involving people with special needs
    3. Describe how to assist during emergency labor



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