|Title||Basic Life Support, First Aid, and CPR
|Tutor *||Kym Estes
|Frequency||1 Day per Week
|Costs||$40/month; Supply Fee - TBD
|Description||Upon the students passing this course they will receive a Red Cross certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) which includes the first aid, AED, adult and pediatric CPR.
This class will give the student the confidence to act quickly when it’s necessary; this training can eliminate or greatly reduce the amount of hesitation that the student may feel when an emergency arises.
This class is appropriate for students wanting to enter the health care profession or to be prepared when an emergency arises.
During this class we will be learning about different types of emergencies and students will develop the skills needed to respond in a calm, confident, and effective manner. Students will be engaged with hands-on learning through practice with Prestan infant and adult manikins, splints, and other tools.
At the end of these lessons the students will be able to apply and integrate critical thinking and problem solving during an emergency situation. They will be able to gather information quickly and logically in order to determine their best next actions and anticipate how those actions will affect the patient until additional trained providers arrive.
Some areas that will be covered:
• how to perform a rapid assessment and determine a course of action
• re-evaluate the situation for changes, interpret these changes, and modify care accordingly
• learn effective communication skills to patient, family members, and other trained providers
• learn how to become a team leader as well as a team member
• learn how to perform adult CPR
• learn how to perform pediatric CPR
• use of AED
• burns and first aid treatment
• symptoms of shock and seizures and proper response
• heat and cold emergencies
• bleeding and first aid
• symptoms of anaphylaxis and response
• broken bones/ tourniquets
• bites and stings
• falls and response
• response to obstructed airway