Feb 26, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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HE 252 - First Aid/CPR

3 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): WR 90  or WR 91  or designated placement.

Course Description: Offers a basic life support plan for emergency care of cardiac victims until EMS arrives. Designed to help students recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and cardiac arrest that pose a threat to life using techniques that emphasize the importance of compressions, airway management, and assisted breathing techniques (CAB). One- and two-rescuer strategies on adults, children and infants, airway obstruction relief, use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) are included. The first aid, CPR, and AED section covers the critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest. Students learn how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock, and other first aid emergencies. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Provides the basic skills necessary to respond to a community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster when emergency services are not immediately available. Successful completion of the course leads to an American Heart Association’s Emergency First Aid Heartsaver® card and 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 and assume a leadership role to serve triage in a variety of emergencies.
  • CLO#2: Describe the function of a first responder at the health care provider level in the first three minutes of a rescue. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#3: Allocate time in an efficient, decisive manner that addresses each unique situation, and demonstrate the ability to quickly problem solve and perform tasks.
  • CLO#4: Self-monitor own performance of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) methods, CPR and first aid techniques; correct performance/methods.
  • CLO#5: Participate as a team member and display leadership qualities by demonstrating speaking and listening skills while performing the required first responder skills.
  • CLO#6: Demonstrate knowledge of emergency first aid terms and procedures in writing.
  • CLO#7: Thinking critically, write research paper in a clear and organized manner that incorporates authoritative sources to communicate written emergency procedures and protocol for a variety of natural and manmade disasters when EMS is not forthcoming must make decisions to save lives. (ILO: Information Literacy)

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