First Aid, CPR and Surgical Prep Courses
|First Aid, CPR and Surgical Prep|
The First Aid, Surgical Preparation, and CPR module emphasizes assisting with minor surgery, assisting with cold and heat therapy, emergency preparedness and first aid. Students learn Anatomy and Physiology of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory system, as well as learn essential medical terminology. A Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course is taught which enables students to respond to cardiac emergencies. Students check vital signs and differentiate between normal values for pediatric and adult patients. They obtain blood samples and prepare syringes and medications for administration. Students are taught proper bandaging techniques, surgical techniques in gloving, scrubbing, surgical instrument preparation & transferring, autoclaving, and proper use of mobility devices. A Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course is taught so the student will be American Heart Association CPR Certified which enable students to respond to cardiac emergencies.