2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
    
    Feb 28, 2020  
2019 - 2020 College Catalog

PEDH 220 - First Aid:Respond to Emergency


Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Laboratory Hours: 1

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course defines the role of the citizen responder as a key link in the “chain of survival” of emergency medical services. It prepares students to recognize and respond to emergencies, to make appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care, and to act on those decisions. Instruction is provided on the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injuries. The course also emphasizes the importance of a safe, healthy lifestyle and the prevention of lifestyle- related illness and injury. PEDH 220 meets the New York State Department of Health regulations for camp counselors and staff.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Through successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
  2. Recognize when an emergency has occurred.
  3. Follow a three-step plan of action for any emergency
  4. Provide care for injuries or sudden illnesses until professional medical help arrives
  5. Determine aspects of a healthy lifestyle and their importance to well-being.
  6. Receive Red Cross certification in adult and child CPR/AED and infant CPR by completing all critical skill tests and scoring at least 80 % on final written exams.
  7. Receive Red Cross certification in first aid-responding to emergencies by completing all critical skill tests and scoring at least 80 % on final written exams.