Course Descriptions

PPE 179 - Lifeguarding

2 Credits

A full semester course to certify students in American Red Cross Lifeguarding. Students need to be strong swimmers and must be able to do the breaststroke with whip kick, sidestroke with inverted scissors, and freestyle with rotary breathing. The students must be able to tread water using egg beater kick and surface dive and retrieve a 10 pound brick. Each class warm up consists of 500-yard swim (20 lengths). This course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and standard first aid. At the completion of this course, the student must pass the Red Cross written and practical test for swimming. American Red Cross Administration Fee is $5.00. One and a half class hours, one and a half laboratory hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the primary and secondary responsibilities of a professional lifeguard.
2. Describe the strategies a lifeguard uses for preventing injuries and staff debriefing.
3. Describe and demonstrate water rescue skills, backboarding, and Emergency Action Principles.
4. Describe and demonstrate adult/child and infant rescue breathing, choking, CPR, AED skills, and demonstrate the use of resuscitation masks, bag-valves masks as they relate to a non-breathing victim and disease prevention.
5. Identify and/or demonstrate the signs and symptoms of sudden illness, the principles of care, how to effectively control bleeding and immobilize an injured body part.
6. Describe and demonstrate adult, child and infant rescue breathing, choking, CPR, AED skills, and demonstrate the use of resuscitation masks, bag-valves masks as they relate to a non-breathing victim and disease prevention.
7. Identify and/or demonstrate the signs and symptoms of sudden illness, the principles of care, how to effectively control bleeding and immobilize an injured body part
8. Explain and evaluate safety considerations/surveillance issues for multi-attraction aquatic facilities, as well as the importance of zone coverage.
9. Recognize the variety of waterfront facilities and describe the potential dangers inherent to each.
10. Demonstrate in-line stabilization and back board procedures.

Course Offered Spring only

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Spring Semester 2018
Summer Session 2018