CPR911 - Standard First Aid / Basic Rescuer BLS - C CPR

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Last revision date 2018-07-20 13:34:48.071
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Subject Title
Standard First Aid / Basic Rescuer BLS - C CPR

Subject Description
This subject is designed for individuals interested in learning about how to deal with common medical emergencies including choking and cardiac arrest for the infant, child and adult. It is recommended for those pursuing career goals in Medicine, Nursing, Law Enforcement, ECE and PSW. Emphasis is placed on recognition of the signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies to ensure appropriate care for the casualty. This subject consists of both theory and practical based learning. Health care providers will receive the Health Care Provider CPR card.

Credit Status
This is recommended for Health Care Providers.
A certificate of completion is awarded to successful students upon completion of the subject. Annual re-training is recommended for the CPR portion and 3 year re-training is recommended for the first aid portion.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Learn how to make decisions and deal with common medical emergencies that may occur in the workplace or at home. This will include emergency scene management, shock, unconsciousness and fainting, recovery position, cardiovascular emergencies, one and two rescuer CPR for adult child and infant, responsive and unresponsive airway obstructions for adult child and infant.

2. Describe the Chain of Survival and how it is applicable in the participants personal lives.

3. Learn safety tips on how to prevent medical emergencies.

4. Deal with common presenting medical condidtions.

5. Survey the safety of the emergency scene and contact emergency medical systems (EMS) appropriately.

6. Recognize the risk factors, signs and symptoms of someone suffering from angina, heart attack, and/or stroke.

7. Demonstrate the use of barrier devices including BVM'S.

8. Demonstrate artificial respiration for all ages.

9. Perform CPR sequence on adult child and infant in cardiac arrest.

10. Perform two rescuer CPR sequence.

11. Demonstrate understanding of AED use.

12. Perform the choking sequence on adult child and infant casualty with an obstructed airway conscious, conscious to unconscious and found unconscious.

13. Understand WHIMIS.

14. Understand the legal implications of acting as a first responder.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline

  • Emergency scene management, EMS, legalities
  • Life threatening priorities (ABC’s)
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Shock, fainting and unconsciousness
  • Levels of consciousness
  • Burns
  • Poisons bites and stings
  • Recognition and first aid for heart attack and stroke
  • Adult, child and infant CPR, for one and two rescuers, choking and artificial respiration
  • Bone, joint injuries and muscle injuries
  • Head, spinal and pelvic injuries
  • Eye, ear and nose injuries
  • Heat and cold emergencies
  • Medical conditions including diabetes, allergic reactions, asthma, seizures
  • Sudden illnesses
  • Chest injuries
  • AED use

Mode of Instruction
Lecture,Videos, Demonstrations, Practice on mannequins and on each other,Group Presentations

Note: If you suffer from any chronic health condition i.e. heart disease, asthma, etc. that may be affected by the physical participation in this subject, please consult your physician before registering. Please do not attend the subject if you are suffering from either a cold or an open mouth sore.

Prescribed Texts
Prescribed texts (includes 2 textboooks) and other required materials will be provided on the first day of class as included in the subject fee.

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Written Quiz: Requiring an 85% passing grade
Practical Skills Testing:  Requiring satisfactory completion

Grading Scheme:
If both the written and practical components are completed satisfactorily as specified under 'Modes of Evaluation'.
Unsatisfactory:  If either the written or practical component is not completed to standard.

Approved by: Lisa Somers