Feb 20, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

ALH5211 BASIC FIRST AID COURSE PROCEDURE


ALH5211 BASIC FIRST AID

1 Credit Hour

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

ALH5211 - Basic First Aid (P) (1 hr)

This course is designed for students who want to gain a better understanding of common medical and traumatic injuries and how to provide basic first aid.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisite:

None

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to provide the student information about common medical and traumatic emergencies and how to provide basic first aid.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to perform basic first aid procedures for common medical and traumatic emergencies.

Units Outcomes and Criterion Based Evaluation Key:

The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.

UNIT 1:  Introduction to First Aid Care

Outcomes:  The student will gain an understanding of basic first aid theory and practice. 

  • Describe the purpose of first aid care.
  • Discuss the legal issues that concern patient care while functioning as a first aid rescuer.
  • State the importance of contacting 911 (or other number at different locales) in an emergency.
  • List threats commonly found at an emergency scene.
  • Describe ‘universal precautions’ and why they are important.
  • Compare and contrast bandages and dressings.
  • Describe the elements of a scene survey.
  • Describe the elements of an initial assessment.
  • Describe the recovery position and why it is utilized in emergency care.

UNIT 2:  First Aid for Trauma Victims

Outcomes:  The student will gain an understanding of various trauma conditions and how to treat each using basic first aid skills.

  • Describe how to control external bleeding.
  • Define shock and how to treat it using basic first aid.
  • Describe the different types of burns and how to treat each using basic first aid.
  • Define a fracture and how to treat victims using basic first aid.
  • Describe the various types of wounds and how to care for each type of injury.
  • List the steps of assessing for a spinal injury.

UNIT 3:  First Aid for Medical Emergency Victims

Outcomes:  The student will gain an understanding of various medical emergency conditions and how to treat each using basic first aid skills.

  • Define heart attack and angina, and how to treat victims using basic first aid.
  • Define stroke and how to treat victims using basic first aid.
  • Describe common bites and stings, and how to treat victims using basic first aid.
  • Define difficulty breathing and how to treat victims using basic first aid.
  • List common causes of an altered level of consciousness and how to treat victims using basic first aid.
  • Define seizure and how to treat victims using basic first aid.
  • Describe the two types of diabetic emergencies and how to treat victims using basic first aid.
  • Describe poisoning and how to treat victims using basic first aid.
  • Describe hypothermia and frostbite, and how to treat victims using basic first aid.
  • Describe the three types of heat-related emergencies and how to treat victims using basic first aid.

Projects Required:

Projects may vary according to the instructor.

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Computers and printers.

Internet.

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class and which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.