Mar 04, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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HE 261 - CPR/Basic Life Support Provider

1 Credit(s)

Course Description: Offers a basic life support plan for emergency care of cardiac victims until EMS takes responsibility for the victim. Designed to help students recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and cardiac arrest that pose a threat to life. Includes scene safety assessment, in-depth coverage of the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest and heart attack, how an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) functions, blood borne pathogens, the Good Samaritan Law and chain of survival. Using techniques that emphasize the importance of compressions, airway management, and assisted breathing techniques (CABs), students are taught assessment skills to evaluate one- and two-rescuer strategies on adults, children and infants (excluding newborns), airway obstruction relief, and how to appropriately use an AED. Manikins are used in all intensive skill areas with ample time to practice and learn lifesaving skills. The course is intended to introduce and enhance existing skills and concepts and leave students with a firm understanding of both their limitations as first responders and their ability to provide basic lifesaving care. Repeatable every two years, with a limit of two occurrences.  The course is taught at the provider level through the American Heart Association and results in either an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider card or Heartsaver CPR w/AED card. All cards are valid for two years.  

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Acquire and evaluate information of victim’s situation to assume a leadership role to triage and serve injured persons in a variety of emergency situations. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#2: Evaluate life threatening symptoms of heart attack, cardiac arrest, circulation issues and agonal/nonexistent breathing.
  • CLO#3: Describe the function of a first responder at the provider level in the first 3 minutes of a rescue.
  • CLO#4: Allocate time in an efficient, decisive manner that addresses each unique situation, and demonstrate the ability to quickly problem solve and perform tasks.
  • CLO#5: Self-monitor own performance of CPR and AED techniques and correct performance/methods.
  • CLO#6: Demonstrate knowledge of CPR and AED terms and procedures in writing. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#7: Participate as a team member and display leadership qualities by demonstrating speaking and listening skills while performing the required CPR skills.

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