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Course Description

First aid training to prepare child care professionals to meet the need of emergencies when medical assistance is delayed. Includes information on the prevention of childhood injuries and the prevention of communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS and the use of Universal Precautions. (Satisfies the California Community Care Licensing requirement for 15 hours of specialized health and safety training.) This is a pass/no pass course. $12.00 course material fee.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will list the setup action steps and know the purpose of Good Samaritan laws.
  • Students will identify the difference between consent and implied consent.; identify when and how to move an ill or injured person; and how to minimize the risk of disease transmission.
  • Students will identify the signals of shock, describe how to minimize its effects, and identify life-threatening and non life threatening conditions.
  • Students will present strategies to decrease the risk of breathing emergencies and describe signals of breathing emergencies.
  • Students will recognize the signals of a cardiac emergency, how to care for a heart attack, and describe the links of the Cardiac Chain of Survival.
  • Students will evaluate various muscular-skeletal injuries and identify the signals of head, neck, and back injuries.
  • The student will identify the signals of sudden illnesses including stroke, diabetic emergency, poisoning and allergic reaction.
  • Students will perform a physical assessment and obtain a patient history for specific first aid problems.
  • Students will recognize how to control and prevent communicable diseases in a child care setting.
  • Student will perform CPR/First Aid as directed by Medic First Aid Standards.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
Gavilan College Red Diamond 5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard Red Diamond Gilroy, CA 95020 Red Diamond (408) 848-4800