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EMT 159 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Healthcare Provider

0.5 Credits, 0.75 Contact Hours
.25 lecture periods .5 lab periods

Introduction to the techniques required to provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) at the healthcare provider level. Includes introduction to body systems and disease states, which lead to cardiac and respiratory arrest. Also includes the assessment and intervention for the airway, respiration and central circulation.

Information: Course meets American Heart Association guidelines for the healthcare provider level. May be taken six times for a maximum of three credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Define the disease states and risk factors, which can lead to cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, and stroke.
  2. Demonstrate the assessment and management of a foreign body airway obstruction in the infant, child and adult patient.
  3. Demonstrate the assessment and management of respiratory arrest in the infant, child and adult patient.
  4. Demonstrate the assessment and management of cardiac arrest in the infant, child and adult patient.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Identify the major body systems associated with respiration and central circulation.
  2. Define the disease states and risk factors, which can lead to cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, and stroke.
  3. Restate the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
  4. Explain how to activate the Emergency Medical Services System.
  5. List several ways to “child proof” the home to prevent childhood injury.
  6. Discuss injury prevention for infants and children.
  7. Demonstrate the assessment and management of a foreign body airway obstruction in the infant, child and adult patient.
  8. Demonstrate the assessment and management of respiratory arrest in the infant, child and adult patient.
  9. Demonstrate the assessment and management of cardiac arrest in the infant, child and adult patient.

Outline:
  1. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Steps
    1. When to start CPR
    2. When to give breaths, including with barrier devices
    3. When to check for a pulse
    4. How to give compressions at the proper depth and rate and with complete chest recoil
    5. When to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  2. Signs and actions for severe airway obstruction
    1. Responsive victims
    2. Unresponsive victims
  3. Links in the Chain of Survival and Importance
    1. Activating the appropriate emergency response system
    2. Performing CPR
    3. Providing early defibrillation
    4. Ensuring the arrival of early advanced care by activating the appropriate emergency response system
  4. Signs of 4 Common Life-Threatening Emergencies in Adults
    1. Cardiac arrest
    2. Choking
    3. Stroke
    4. Heart attack
  5. Injury Prevention
    1. Infants
    2. Children
  6. Manikin Demonstration of Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
    1. Assessment
    2. Management
  7. Manikin Demonstration of Rescue Breathing
    1. Infants
    2. Children
    3. Adult patient
  8. Manikin Demonstration of CPR
    1. Infants
    2. Children
  9. Manikin Demonstration of the Adult Patient
    1. One CPR
    2. Two rescue CPR


Effective Term:
Fall 2015



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