FA 180 : First Aid for Healthcare Providers

This course provides two year American Heart Association (AHA) Health care Provider certification in basic first aid and CPR. Students will be instructed in adult and pediatric CPR, foreign body airway obstruction, automatic external defibrillation and the basic skills necessary to provide first aid assistance in emergency situations. Class is based on nationally recognized standards from AHA and National Safety Council. Students will perform chest compressions and rescue maneuvers and should be prepared for extended stretches of time spent on the floor practicing CPR and first aid procedures.

Course Outcomes

  1. Understand the roles and responsibilities of the First Aid provider.
  2. Realize the importance of scene safety and body substance isolation.
  3. Understand the Good Samaritan Law, consent, and confidentiality.
  4. Perform an emergency move and place an ill person in the recovery position.
  5. Open and maintain an airway.
  6. Provide rescue breathing.
  7. Manage an obstructed airway.
  8. Identify and perform scene safety.
  9. Perform primary (initial) and secondary (detailed) survey of an injured and or ill patient.
  10. Perform adult one and two rescuer CPR.
  11. Recognize the warning signs and symptoms of medical emergencies.
  12. Recognize and care for a patient with a decreased level of consciousness.
  13. Control external bleeding, recognize signs and symptoms of internal bleeding recognize and care for shock.
  14. Recognize and care for shock.
  15. Recognize and stabilize suspected spinal injury.
  16. Recognize and provide manual stabilization of suspected skeletal injuries.
  17. Learn how to operate an Automatic External Defibrillator.
  18. AHA BLS Healthcare provider certification.

Overview

Program

Credits

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