HED 118 - Introduction to Safety and Emergency Care
This course emphasizes the key areas of safety, accident prevention and mitigation. Safety topics explored include home, fire, motor vehicle, occupational, recreational, school, personal fitness/wellness, and natural and man-made disasters. Emergency care procedures are presented and students will demonstrate competency in recognition and care for breathing emergencies for adults, children, infants, one and two rescuer CPR, use of resuscitation mask, bag, valve, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), identifying and caring for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness, and injuries. Students will also create a personal wellness plan involving strategies for chronic disease and unintentional injury prevention as a part of safety and injury reduction. The student will have the opportunity to receive American Red Cross Certification in Basic Life Support and First Aid. Three class hours.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the impact of situations involving safety and emergency care relative to various dimensions of health.
2. Discuss the role of statistics in the prevention or mitigation of illness or injury.
3. Recognize health or safety hazards in various scenarios.
4. Describe effective ways to prevent or reduce risks associated with health and safety issues such as personal fitness, fire loss, losses in the home, food safety, motor vehicles, firearms, illness, or natural or man-made disasters.
5. Integrate knowledge of personal wellness into a plan for preventive health and safety.
6. Respond to an emergency using the Emergency Medical System (EMS).
7. Demonstrate care with appropriate equipment for various emergency situations involving infants, children, or adults.
Course Offered Fall and Spring