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HeartSaver First Aid with CPR

Course NumberLWT 165
Credits1
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours15
Course DescriptionIntroduces critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency from the first few minutes until arrival of emergency medical services (EMS). Practices adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use. Awards American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card, valid for two years with demonstrated competency as defined by the AHA. Course is intended for those with limited or no medical training who need a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Course is not intended for health care providers. (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 adult, child, and infant.
    2. Conscious and unconscious choking for adult, child, and infant.
    3. CPR for adult, child, and infant.
  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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