Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   First Aid and Emergency Procedures

 Title Abbreviation:   FIRST AID/EMERG PROCED

 Department:    AHE

 Course #:    200

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    510801

 EPC:    381

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Prepares students to recognize, respond, and manage First Aid, and CPR emergencies. Covers disaster preparedness training. First Aid, AHA Basic Life Support (BLS), and 7 hour HIV/AIDS prevention certificates are awarded after successful completion of this course.


Prerequisite: AHE 101, or concurrent enrollment, or department chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Respond to an emergency. Use the 911 or emergency Medical Services System.
  2. Discuss the Good Samaritan Laws. Discuss blood, body fluids and disease transmission.
  3. Discuss uses and requirements for medical emergency crash carts. State several common emergencies and the proper response to them.
  4. Perform procedures for breathing emergencies and cardiac arrest. Understand HIV/AIDS prevention theory.
  5. Use the automated external cardiac defibrillator.
  6. Understand disaster preparedness and how to be prepared for a variety of situations.
  7. Demonstrate and discuss the roles of healthcare professionals during emergency and disaster situations.
  8. Document requirements for emergency evacuation of a healthcare setting by participating in a mock exposure event.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.
1.4 Evaluate issues (for example economic, legal, historic, social) surrounding the use of information.
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.
3.7 Adapt communication to diverse audiences and media.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and issues associated with the diverse perspectives of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture.
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.
4.6 Utilize ethical practice in relation to diverse communities and cultures for the promotion of equity and social justice.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the development and impact of technology in human experience (history, global, and local).
10.2 Demonstrate an understanding of legal, ethical, and environmental issues in the use and misuse of technology.
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Recognizing an emergency.
    • Repsonding to an emergency. 911 or Emergency medical services system.
    • Primary survey. Good Samaritan Laws.
    • Blood, body fluids and disease transmission.
  2. Preparing for an emergency.
    • Disaster preparedness. The medical crash tray or cart.
  3. Common emergencies.
    • Shock, wounds, burns. Musculoskeletal injuries.
    • Heat and cold-related illnesses. Poisoning.
    • Sudden illness. CVA.
    • Heart attack.
  4. Procedures for Breathing Emergencies and Cardiac Arrest.
    • Heimlich Maneuver. Rescue Breathing.
    • CPR for all ages.
  5. HIV/AIDS prevention.
    • Prevention of HIV/AIDS for the Healthcare worker.
    • Special populations and cultural issues impacting the spread and transmission of HIV.
  6. Use of AED. Disaster preparedness training.
  7. Requirements for emergency evacuation of a healthcare setting by participating in a mock exposure event.