Programs & Courses

HES-100 - Emergency Care First Aid Safety and CPR
Prepare for emergency situations through hands-on practice in first aid, safety, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures. Discover legal concepts of emergency care for the ten body systems. Discuss emergency care and evacuation plans for home, work, school, and other locations. CPR/First Aid certification by the National Safety Council is included upon successful completion. Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Fall terms.
Academic Level:
Health and Exercise Science
Health & Exercise Science*
Please see course description for all prerequisites.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Explain the term first aid, how to decide when to help a victim, and how to stay prepared for administering first aid in various situations. (PG1,5, GE2, Exam 1) 2. Explain legal concepts in first aid including Good Samaritan Laws, consent, scope of care, standard of care, negligence, abandonment and confidentiality. (PG1,5, GE2, Exam 1) 3. Identify the primary areas of the human body using correct anatomical terminology. (PG1, GE2, Exam 1) 4. Evaluate emergency situation and appropriate steps for preventing disease transmission. (PG1,5, GE 2, Practical) 5. Discuss prevention methods and first aid for heart attack, angina, stroke, respiratory distress, fainting, seizures, diabetes, and abdominal pain. (PG1, GE2, Exam 3) 6. Identify the signs, symptoms, and risk associated with various accidents and injuries that occur. (PG1,5, GE2, Practical) 7. Demonstrate proper care and treatment of the various types of bleeding, shock, burns, bites, stings, poisoning, wound and soft tissue injuries. (PG1,5, GE2, Exam 2 and Practical) 8. Demonstrate basic life support including rescue breathing, choking care, and Automated External Defibrillator use. (PG1,5, GE2, Practical) 9. Differentiate between the types of wounds and injuries that affect the head, spine, chest abdomen, pelvis, bones, joints and muscles. (PG1, GE2, Practical) 10.Demonstrate proper bandaging and splinting techniques for extremity injuries. (PG1,5, GE2, Practical). 11.Differentiate between cold and heat emergencies and demonstrate appropriate care for frostbite, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. (PG1,5, GE2, Exam 3). 12.Explain appropriate methods for handling behavioral emergencies related to altered mental states, anxiety, panic, depression or violent behavior. (PG1,4, GE1, Student Presentations). 13.Discuss best first aid practices when emergencies occur in remote locations such as rural, hiking, boating, camping, ice, snow, water or high altitude areas. (PG1,4, GE1, Student Presentations).
Emergency Care First Aid Safety and CPR
Course: HES-100 - Emergency Care First Aid Safety and CPR