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Course Descriptions

PEC 179 - Lifeguarding

2 Credits

A full semester course to certify students in American Red Cross lifeguarding. Lifeguards must have the ability to recognize hazardous waterfront situations and respond accordingly. The student must pass Red Cross written and swimming skills tests. This course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. At the completion of this course, the student will receive a Lifeguard Training Card (which includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and a Community First Aid Card). American Red Cross Administration Fee is $5.00.

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. Explain and evaluate safety considerations and surveillance issues for multi-attraction aquatic facilities, as well as the importance of zone coverage.
7. Recognize the variety of waterfront facilities and describe the potential dangers inherent to each.
8. Demonstrate in-line stabilization and back board procedures.

Course Offered Fall

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Fall Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023