First Aid & Safety
In this one-semester course, students learn and practice first aid procedures for a variety of common conditions, including muscular, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries. In addition, students learn how to appropriately respond to a variety of emergency situations. They also learn the procedures for choking and CPR for infants, children, and adults. In addition to emergency response, students will explore personal, household, and outdoor safety, and disaster preparedness. Unit 1: Safety & Injury Prevention; Personal Health, Personal Safety, Preparedness. Unit 2: Basic First Aid; Emergencies & Disasters, Introduction to First Aid, Rules and Procedures, Assessing the Victim. Unit 3: Muscle & Skeletal Injuries; Muscle Injuries, Skeletal Injuries. Unit 4: Soft Tissue Injuries; Cuts and Contusions, Hot and Cold Emergencies, Bites, Stings, and Allergic Reactions. Unit 5: Life Threatening Injuries, CPR, AED, and Choking, Stroke and Heart Attack, Other Emergencies.