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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 1
Hours: 1 lecture, 1 laboratory per week (24 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability

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


Designed primarily for the workplace first aid provider, this course follows current medical and educational guidelines and meets federal and state OSHA regulatory requirements for training employees in adult CPR and first aid. Designed for those with an occupational requirement to be trained in first aid and who may be expected to provide care until professional help arrives, as well as any individual who wishes to be trained in what to do in the event of an emergency until professional help arrives. Not intended to be used as a prerequisite for individuals entering the EMT program.

Course Objectives

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.

Course Content

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
c. Choking
d. Severe bleeding
e. Shock
f. Stroke
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

Lab Content

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

A. Computer and AV equipment
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.



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