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WFTR 122 - Red Cross Emergency First Aid

Think, react and improvise when dealing with time priorities in life-threatening emergencies. This course covers the initial assessment, breathing emergencies, severe bleeding and shock. Great for parents. Red Cross certification 3 years. Annual update for BCLS "C" is recommended.


Hours: 8 (Lecture Hours: 6; Field Experience Hours: 2)


Total Weeks: 1





Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:

- The Red Cross
- EMS (Emergency Medical Systems) The Chain of Survival
- Emergency Action Principles (EXPs)/Primary Survey
- Heart and lungs
- Rescue breathing-Adult, Child, Infant
- Coronary Artery Disease: signals and actions
- Risk factors
- What is CPR?
- Why CPR?
- Adult and Child CPR
- Infant CPR
- Obstructed airway management- Adult, Child, Infant
- AED protocol
- Shock/recovery position
- Bleeding and wounds
- Secondary survey
- First aid kits


Learning Outcomes:
This course trains the learner how to react, think, and improvise when dealing with time-priority, life threatening emergencies. At the end of this course students will be able to do the following:
- Explain their awareness of hazards and describe actions and behaviours that will prevent injuries and illnesses
- Explain how the EMS system works and their role in it
- Describe when and how to move a casualty in an emergency situation
- Explain what happens in the body if one or more body systems fail to function properly
- Identify and care for choking and other breathing emergencies
- Identify the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and injury and describe how to control them
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of a possible heart attack and describe how to care for someone who is experiencing persistent chest pain
- Identify the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest and demonstrate how to provide CPR/AED until advanced emergency medical care arrives
- Identify life-threatening bleeding and demonstrate how to control it

- Identify the signs and symptoms of shock and describe how to minimize its effects


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: 75% (on both written and practical exam)


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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