First Aid/CPR CPU Objectives

Activity 1

1-1. Examine the importance of first aid and CPR.

1-2. Research various career opportunities in first aid.

1-3. Identify first aid careers that interest you.

1-4. Describe the career(s) you chose to shadow and research.

Activity 2

2-1. Discuss the legal implications of giving first aid.

2-2. Recognize appropriate safety principles to consider while giving first aid.

2-3. Explore first aid asepsis and contamination clean-up.

2-4. Examine the steps of a scene survey.

2-5. Consider how you would react to an emergency situation.

Activity 3

3-1. Explore the basics of a primary survey.

3-2. Identify the dangers of choking and the Heimlich maneuver's role in aiding choking victims.

3-3. Recognize the measures to rescue choking victims using the ResQR software.

3-4. Define the finger sweep and when to use it.

3-5. Contrast the different methods of performing the Heimlich maneuver on infants, the overweight and pregnant, and one's self.

3-6. Describe the onset of anaphylaxis and how to treat it in emergency situations.

3-7. Identify concepts of choking rescue using the ResQR software.

3-8. Consider calming techniques you use that might be helpful in emergency scenarios.

Activity 4

4-1. Explore the basics of a secondary survey.

4-2. Define vital signs and their importance in determining casualty health.

4-3. Identify wound care techniques.

4-4. Recognize steps in severe bleeding control using the ResQR software.

4-5. Practice care of a severely bleeding casualty using gauze and bandaging.

4-6. Discuss the availability of first aid supplies in public places.   

Activity 5

5-1. Compare and contrast sprain, strain, and fracture injuries.

5-2. Identify different types of bone fractures and how they are treated.

5-3. Follow steps of bone and sprain care using the ResQR software.

5-4. Apply a cold pack to an injured arm.

5-5. Discuss personal experience with sprain, strain, or muscle injuries and what role cold therapy played.  

Activity 6

6-1. Apply basic knowledge of the respiratory system to recognize breathing emergencies.

6-2. Insert a CPR manikin lung bag.

6-3. Examine CPR procedures using the ResQR software.

6-4. Perform mouth-to-mouth respiration (AR) on an adult casualty.

6-5. Compare practicing on a CPR manikin to administering CPR to a real casualty. 

Activity 7

7-1. Perform CPR on an adult casualty in a one-rescuer scenario.

7-2. Perform CPR on an adult casualty in a two-rescuer scenario.

7-3. Explain the benefit of having more than one rescuer.

Activity 8

8-1. Apply basic knowledge of the respiratory system to recognize breathing emergencies in children and infants.

8-2. Perform CPR on a child casualty.

8-3. Perform CPR on an infant casualty.

8-4. Compare adult CPR and child/infant CPR.  

Activity 9

9-1. Examine the relationship between sudden cardiac arrest and ventricular fibrillation.

9-2. Define the components of an automated external defibrillation program.

9-3. Explain the role of CPR when delivering emergency care with an AED.

9-4. Identify the age and weight requirements for using an AED on a person in cardiac arrest.

9-5. Describe the basic steps of emergency care with an AED.

9-6. Demonstrate preparation of the chest and proper electrode pad placement.

9-7. Demonstrate the application and operation of the AED using the AED trainer.

9-8. Discuss the use of an AED in a real-life emergency scenario.  

Activity 10

10-1. Explore proper response to suspected head, neck, or spine injuries using the ResQR software.

10-2. Recognize the symptoms and proper treatment of concussions.

10-3. Distinguish between different types of rescue carries.

10-4. Simulate moving a casualty into the recovery position.

10-5. Describe your level of comfort and experience in taking charge of situations and giving commands when necessary.  

Activity 11

11-1. Define frostbite, the conditions that cause it, and the methods of treating it.

11-2. Explore the different types of heat stroke and the methods of treatment.

11-3. Identify the symptoms of shock.

11-4. Contrast types of shock.

11-5. Recognize concepts of heat, cold, and shock rescue using the ResQR software.

11-6. Discuss situations that might lead to frostbite, heat stroke, or shock, and what measures could be taken to prevent them.

Activity 12

12-1. Classify burns by severity.

12-2. Compare different types of burns and their sources.

12-3. Follow rescue procedures for thermal and electrical burns using the ResQR software.

12-4. Discuss your experience with burn injuries and what types of burns you think you are most vulnerable to.

Activity 13

13-1. You will participate in a career shadowing activity the instructor has arranged.

OR

13-2. Classify burns by severity.

12-2. Compare different types of burns and their sources.

12-3. Follow rescue procedures for thermal and electrical burns using the ResQR software.

12-4. Discuss your experience with burn injuries and what types of burns you think you are most vulnerable to.

Activity 14

14-1. You will participate in a career shadowing activity the instructor has arranged.

OR

14-2. Examine the basics of wilderness first aid and emotional aspects of emergency care.

14-3. Explore basic wilderness first aid and prevention safety.

14-4. Compare altitude sickness, motion sickness, and decompression sickness.

14-5. Explain the grief process.

14-6. Discuss available methods of coping with stress and grief.

Activity 15

15-1. Select appropriate vocabulary terms based on the definitions provided.

15-2.Test your comprehension of concepts gained during this course.

15-3.State and explain your opinion of the First Aid/CPR CPU.