AHS 60E: AHA FIRST AID/CPR FOR THE NON-HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||1 lecture, 1 laboratory per week (24 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to perform appropriate CPR on the Adult, child, and infant
- Demonstrate a primary assessment, and appropriate treatment if necessary
The student will be able to:
A. Perform high-quality CPR on adults, children and infants.
B. Discuss the concepts of the Chain of Survival.
C. Describe how to perform CPR with help from others.
D. Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups.
E. Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult and child.
F. Demonstrate how to help a choking adult, child and infant.
G. List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers.
H. Remove protective gloves.
I. Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke.
J. Demonstrate how to use an epinephrine pen.
K. Control bleeding and bandaging.
L. Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury.
M. Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers.
A. High-quality CPR on adults, children and infants
1. Perform CPR on an adult
2. Perform CPR on an child and infant
3. Proper technique on all three age groups
B. The Chain of Survival
1. Early access
2. Early CPR
3. Early defibrillation
4. Early advanced life support
C. CPR with the help from others
1. Benefits of two person CPR
2. Roles and responsibilities
D. Mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
1. Proper techniques
2. Different types of mask
E. AED on an adult and child
1. When to use an AED
2. Pad placement
3. Safety considerations
F. FBAO events with adults, children, and infants
G. Priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers
1. Team leader
2. Setting priorities
3. Delegation of responsibilities
H. Protective gloves
1. Different types of PPE
2. Donning and doffing of equipment
3. Disposal of PPE
I. Assessment and first aid actions
1. Life-threatening conditions
a. Heart attack
b. Difficulty breathing
d. Severe bleeding
2. Patient assessments
3. Signs and symptoms of various illnesses
4. Proper treatment of various illnesses
J. Epinephrine pen
1. Proper use of the Epi pen
2. Proper location for administration
3. When the Epi pen should be used
K. Bleeding and bandaging
1. Bleeding control techniques
2. Different types of bandages
3. Proper use of a tourniquet
L. Information on preventing illness and injury
1. Prevention information
2. Government resources
M. Legal issues that apply to first aid rescuers
1. Good Samaritan Law
2. Treat with good intentions
A. Patient assessment for the adult
B. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for adults
C. Minor treatment modality for various illness and injuries
D. Practice various role within the team structure
E. Splinting and bandaging for various injuries
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. AHA First Aid CPR/AED DVD
C. CPR manikins, adult, child, and infant
E. First aid equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. AHA certification exam (must achieve 84%)
B. Skills performance exam
Method(s) of Instruction
A. Lecture presentation, classroom discussion
B. Students will perform hands on demonstrations within group lectures
C. Perform knowledge through simulation scenarios and skills performance
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Current American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED student manual and workbook. AHA item 15-1018.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
Reading of student manual prior to certification exam.