CPR912 - Emergency First Aid / Heartsaver CPR BLS - A

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Subject Title
Emergency First Aid / Heartsaver CPR BLS - A

Subject Description
This subject is designed for any individual interested in learning about how to deal with common medical emergencies including adult choking and cardiac arrest in the work place or at home. The first aid component consists of shock, unconsciousness, emergency scene management, sudden illnesses, fainting, and cardiovascular emergencies; while the heartsaver component consists of heart attack and cardiac arrest for adults. 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 and is taught to the standards of agencies such as Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Toronto EMS and/or other recognized providers.

Credit Status
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. Discuss and demonstrate how to deal with common medical emergencies that may occur in the workplace or at home.

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

3. Demonstrate effective emergency scene management, assess and manage levels of consciousness of a casualty, shock, fainting and sudden illnesses.

4. Discuss first aid for common presenting medical conditions.

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

6. Perform sequence for one rescuer CPR on adults in cardiac arrest.

7. Perform the choking sequence on an adult casualty with an obstructed airway.

8. Conscious, consciour to unconsciou and found unconscious scenarios witll be demonstrated

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

10. Demonstrate use of barrier devices and jaw-thrust manoeuver.

11. Understand WHIMIS.

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

  • EMS-  Emergency scene management, legalities, ABC'S
  • Sudden illnesses
  • Shock
  • Levels of consciousness
  • Fainting
  • Adult CPR and choking procedures
  • Medical conditions
  • Head and spinal injury
  • Fractures
  • Environmental illnesses

Mode of Instruction
Lectures,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 text(s) 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

Approved by: Lisa Somers