WHES 2072 - Emergency Response
Credit Hours: 3.00
Course focus is on bloodborne pathogens, legal aspects of emergency care, cardiovascular disease, a variety of sudden illnesses and medical emergencies, including injuries and accidents. Additional topics will include; fire safety, safe work environments, response and effects on individuals involved in emergency situations and proper body mechanics lifting and moving victims. American Heart Association: BLS and Heartsaver First Aid awarded upon successful completion of specific components of course. Assembly of a first aid kit is required.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain first aid techniques.
- Define first aid, shock, respiratory emergencies, artificial respiration, wounds, poisoning, cardiac emergencies, burns, frostbite, cold exposure, heat stroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, fractures, dislocation, sprains, strains, stroke, drug misuse, drug abuse, seizures, diabetic emergencies, and emergency childbirth.
- Identify the causes of shock, respiratory failure, choking, wounds, poisoning, cardiac emergencies, burns, frostbite, cold exposure, heat stroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, stroke, drug misuse and abuse, seizures, and diabetic emergencies.
- Identify the signs and symptoms of shock, respiratory failure, choking, wounds, poisoning, heart attack, cardiac arrest, burns, frostbite, cold exposure, heat stroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, stroke, seizures, drug overdose, and diabetic emergencies.
- Identify the treatment objectives for shock, respiratory arrest, choking, wounds, poisoning, cardiac arrest, heart attack, burns, frostbite, cold exposure, heat stroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, stroke, drug overdose, seizures, diabetic emergencies, and emergency childbirth.
- Identify situations that demand emergency rescues and/or other transportation procedures.
- Identify the steps in using a fire extinguisher.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate first aid skills.
- Establish a viable airway.
- Perform exhaled methods of artificial respiration, cardiovascular resuscitation, basic steps to control bleeding, techniques designed to relieve an obstructed airway, a complete examination to detect injuries.
- Accurately assess pulse pressure or pulselessness.
- Apply dressings and bandages appropriate to injuries, proper immobilization for fractures, dislocations and sprains.
- Question victim and ascertain necessary information in prescribed sequence.
- Organize, direct and/or perform walking assists, fireman’s carry, clothes drag, two-handed and four-handed seat carries, transfer an unconscious victim onto a blanket, create a blanket stretcher, a blanket lift and carry, and a lift and carry without adjunctive equipment.
- Utilize mathematical concepts associated with computerized CPR equipment while coaching partners and testing skills.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate emergency situations.
- Determine whether the accident scene is safe to enter.
- Triage victims and determine which victims require priority attention.
- Evaluate first aid needs on the injured.
- Recognize a choking victim, severe bleeding, a poison related injury, heat and cold injuries, potential fractures, sprains, and dislocations, sudden illness, the need for rescue and/or assistance, the need for professional assistance, a respiratory arrest, a cardiac arrest and an impending emergency childbirth.
- Identify critical elements of an emergency plan for response to a natural disaster or other emergency.
- Prioritize and treat a victim with multiple “injuries.”
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the importance of an immediate response in an emergency situation.
- Recognize the reasons and value of first aid training.
- Identify the laws currently designed to offer protection to the first aider in regard to liability.
- Recognize that the “Good Samaritan” laws were created to encourage people to give aid to others.
- Recognize that they have a unique set of skills and knowledge which they may offer in emergency situations.
- Recognize that first aid treatment may mean the difference between life and death.
- Recognize that first aid treatment may mean the difference between temporary and a permanent disability.
- Recognize that first aid treatment may mean the difference between short- and long-term hospitalization.
- Recognize that they have become more valuable citizens because of the skills and knowledge they possess and may offer in times of emergency or disaster.
- Recognize how the involvement in an emergency situation can effect individuals differently.
- List principles and steps of professional/provider CPR.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to locate resources available in their own community which provide additional help in specific situations.
- Locate and identify the telephone phone numbers of their local EMS service as well as poison control, fire, police, and animal control.
- Identify which communities in their area have activated 911 service and which have not.
- Store this information in their first aid kit.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize hazardous situations.
- Identify situations that could result in personal danger to themselves as rescuers.
- Identify the necessary steps to reduce or eliminate hazards to themselves.
- Identify hazardous situations that could result in respiratory or cardiac emergencies, wounds, muscle or skeletal injuries, poisoning or burn injuries, heat or cold injuries and the steps necessary to reduce or eliminate the hazard.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- CPR/AED Procedures
- Adult CPR
- 2-Rescuer Adult CPR w/BVM
- 2-Rescuer Adult CPR w/AED
- Infant CPR
- 2-Rescuer Infant CPR
- Adult Conscious Choking
- Infant Conscious Choking
- Mystery Scenario
- First Aid Procedures
- Removing Gloves
- Conscious Victim
- Mystery Scenario
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Legal Aspects
- Identifying Unsafe Working Conditions
- Effects on Individuals Involved in Emergencies
- Fire Safety Issues
- Emergency Plans
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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