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Spring 2019

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HED205 - Responding to Emergencies

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents emergency techniques used to maintain health, alleviate suffering and sustain human life under conditions during which professional care and/or normal health services are unavailable. Studies safety and prevention as they relate to home, school, industry, and the highway. Provides Red Cross certification in Responding to Emergencies and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer upon successful completion of requirements and payment of Red Cross fees.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
*1. Demonstrate the essential life-saving skills of CPR, rescue breathing, and clearing an obstructed airway,
on adults, children and infants.
2. Recognize life-threatening bleeding and demonstrate how to control it.
3. Identify the signals and care of various soft tissue, musculoskeletal, and head, neck and spine injuries.
4. Demonstrate how to splint an extremity.
5. Identify the general signals of sudden illness and how to care for them.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
I. Introduction
A. Recognizing an Emergency
B. Emergency Action Steps
C. Before Giving Care
D. Preventing Disease Transmission
E. Legal Considerations
F. Rescue Moves
G. The Human Body
II. Assessment
A. Checking Conscious and Unconscious Victims
III. Life-Threatening Emergencies
A. Cardiac Emergencies
CPR for the Professional Rescuer
B. Breathing Emergencies
Rescue Breathing
Obstructed Airway
C. Bleeding
D. Shock
IV. Injuries
A. Soft Tissue Injuries
B. Musculoskeletal Injuries
C. Injuries to the Extremities
D. Injuries to the Head, Neck and Spine
E. Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen, and Pelvis
V. Medical Emergencies
A. Sudden Illnesses
B. Poisoning
C. Bites and Stings
D. Substance Abuse and Misuse
E. Heat and Cold Related Emergencies
VI. Special Situations
A. Water Related Emergencies
B. Pediatric, Older Adult and Special Situations
C. Disaster, Remote and Wilderness Emergencies

Effective Term: Spring 2019