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Course Description

This course presents an exciting opportunity to develop emergency medical skills and knowledge that will enable the student to assist people who have sustained an accidental injury or have a medical problem. This course fully addresses the objectives in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) First Responder National Standard Curriculum and will provide the knowledge and skills needed to work as a first responder. This is a pass/no pass course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the components of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems and, discuss the equipment needed to respond to a call.
  • Describe the steps the First Responder should take for personal protection from airborne and blood-borne pathogens.
  • List the actions that a First Responder should take to assist in the preservation of a crime scene.
  • Name and label the major structures of the respiratory system on a diagram.
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and rescue breathing during skills exam
  • Differentiate between obtaining a pulse in an adult, child, and infant patient.
  • List and describe the steps of the patient initial assessment.
  • Differentiate between arterial, venous, and capillary bleeding.
  • Describe the role of the First Responder in multiple-casualty situations during class exercises.
  • Name and label the major structures of the respiratory system on a diagram

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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