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HED 118 - Introduction to Safety and Emergency Care

3 Credits

This course emphasizes the key areas of safety, accident prevention and mitigation across diverse populations. Safety topics explored include home, fire, motor vehicle, occupational, recreational, school, personal fitness/wellness, and natural and man-made disasters. Students will be required to analyze preventative measures and develop arguments pertaining to whether or not each measure is reliable, realistic, and potentially effective. They will create a health education/safety plan pertaining to a topic of personal interest. Emergency care procedures will be presented using scenarios that require students to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 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 have the opportunity to earn American Heart Association Certification in Basic Life Support CPR and American Red Cross First Aid.

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Critical Thinking and Reasoning Competency

MCC General Education: MCC-HW - Health and Wellness (MHW)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Utilize critical thinking with evidence-based research to analyze risk and protective factor data within physical, intellectual, emotional, social, environmental, or spiritual domains, across diverse populations
2. Discuss the role of statistics in the prevention or mitigation of illness or injury.
3. Recognize and effectively react to health or safety hazards in various scenarios, such as situational awareness, active shooter and personal safety by responding to scenarios with classroom discussion, written responses or role playing.
4. Analyze and evaluate ways to prevent or reduce risks associated with health and safety issues such as personal fitness, fire loss, losses in the home, food safety, vehicle safety, firearms, illness or natural or man-made disasters.
5. Integrate knowledge of personal wellness into a plan for preventive health and safety.
6. Determine appropriate care for various emergency scenarios involving infants, adults, or children.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023