May 26, 2019  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog

EG 009 - Basic Emergency Health Care

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to train students in AHA cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in hemorrhage control, management of fractures, treatment of various types of shock and management of poisoning victims in order to stabilize an individual prior to the arrival of paramedical personnel or the delivery of the victim to a hospital. Emphasis in the first three weeks is human anatomy and physiology relevant to emergency health care problems. Other topics covered include patient assessment, triage, mechanisms of injury and the attitude and performance expected of persons delivering emergency health care. It is recommended for students in any curricula.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion the student will be able to perform a patient assessment and treatment on a patient in an emergency situation. This will include simple airway maneuvers, choking, treating unresponsive trauma or medical patients, performing CPR when needed and defibrillation. In addition the student will learn bleeding control,  bandaging, and splinting among other emergency skills.

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