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HED 101 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Care

1 Credit

This course emphasizes how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants, heart disease and injury prevention, two rescuer CPR, use of resuscitation mask and valve, and identifying and caring for life-threatening bleeding. The student will be eligible for Certification in Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the impact of situations involving cardiopulmonary resuscitation and care relative to physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions of health.
2. Explain how the EMS system works, including the roles of the professional rescuer and the citizen responder.
3. Describe guidelines to be followed to ensure personal safety and the safety of others at an emergency scene.
4. Explain what happens in the body if cardiovascular or respiratory systems fail to function.
5. Describe ways in which diseases are transmitted.
6. Outline basic safety precautions that prevent disease transmission.
7. Demonstrate the correct skills and techniques for CPR, Conscious and Unconscious Choking, and the use of an AED.

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Fall Semester 2023