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Community First Aid

Course NumberLWT 165
Credits1
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours15
Course DescriptionIntroduction to basic first aid skills. Necessary as the primary link in the Emergency Medical Services system. Adult CPR certification may be received. (15-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of life-threatening emergencies and first aid procedures.
Objectives:
  1. Describe the general principles of providing first aid.
  2. Identify ways to protect oneself and prevent disease transmission.
  3. List and describe the factors of disease transmission and steps to take to prevent infection.
  4. Recognize and describe the signs and symptoms of emergency action for the following injuries and illnesses: wounds, burns, bone and joint injuries, sudden illnesses (diabetic emergencies, fainting, seizures), poisoning, and illnesses related to heat and cold.
  5. Describe the function and use of an epinephrine pen.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of life-threatening emergencies and the steps to take in any emergency situation.
Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate the proper procedures for the following emergency situations:
    1. Respiratory distress and arrest for an adult.
    2. Conscious and unconscious choking for an adult.
    3. CPR for an adult.
    4. Use of an epinephrine pen in an allergic reaction emergency.
  2. Demonstrate how to use an AED safe and effectively.
  3. Demonstrate the proper emergency action for the following injuries and illnesses: wounds, burns, bone and joint injuries, sudden illnesses (diabetic emergencies, fainting, seizures), poisoning, and illnesses related to heat and cold.




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