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COURSE NUMBER: HLTH102
COURSE TITLE:First Aid and Personal Safety
DIVISION:Sciences
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:2
CONTACT HOURS:30
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:90
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
An introduction to basic principles and practices involved in effectively recognizing, responding to, and giving care in an emergency or medical situation. American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider BLS (basic life support) CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) cards will be issued upon successful completion of the class.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate through written and/or practical examination, knowledge of the structure and function of the human body as it relates to emergency first aid care and basic life support.
  • Demonstrate through written and/or practical examinations, the skills necessary to render first aid, keeping in compliance with evidence based guidelines established by the NSC.
  • Demonstrate through written and practical examinations the skills necessary to be issued the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS cards. AHA requires a score of 84% or greater on their certification tests as well as successful skills demonstration in order for students to receive AHA cards.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Preparing to Act / Acting in an Emergency (2 weeks)
    • Acting in an Emergency Cont.
    • Assessing the Victim
    • Test (Chapters: 1, 2, 4)
  • Controlling Bleeding / Shock/Pressure (2 weeks)
    • Wounds, ST injuries
    • Burns
    • Test (Chapters 8-11)
  • Head, Spinal, Chest, Abd. Injuries (2.5 weeks)
    • Bone, Joint, Muscle Injuries
    • Splinting
    • Test (Chapters 12-15)
  • Sudden Illness, Poisoning (2.5 weeks)
    • Bites & Stings
    • Cold and Heat Emergencies
    • Test (Chapters 16-20)
  • CPR/Compressions/Cleaning (4 weeks)
    • Breathing / Assessment
    • Bag Mask
    • 2 person/AED/Child
    • AED
    • Skills Test – Adult
  • Infant CPR (2 weeks)
    • Choking
    • Infant Skills Test
    • CPR Final Test - Classroom

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

American Heart Association Fundamentals of BLS for Healthcare Providers.

Advanced First Aid, CPR and AED, National Safety Council, McGraw-Hill, 1st Edition (2016).

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
The following categories are used for the calculation of grades.
Skills demonstrations and quizzes 60%
Student presentation: papers, and any projects10%
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS Comprehensive Final15%
Comprehensive Final for First Aid15%

It is possible to pass the course without receiving certification.

Grading Scale:
A- 90-100%
B- 80-89%
C- 70-79%
D- 60-69%
F- Below 60%

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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