KNSFHP 1102 (2 credits)
What you will learn:
- Identify and care for someone in a choking emergency.
- Recognize when a person needs emergency assistance for injury or heart-related issues.
- How to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
- The use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
- How to control bleeding.
- Recognize the signs of shock and what to do.
- Identify the signs of various medical emergencies and how to respond.
- Describe when and how to move a victim in an emergency.
What to expect:
- Blended course – study online modules on your own, then practice skills in the classroom
- Scenario-based skill testing
- Certification received for successful completion of both online modules and in-class skills demonstration
- Be able to help care for people in emergency situations, possibly saving lives.
- Certification requirement met for certain professional settings.
- Confidence in your abilities to respond to emergencies.
- Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.
- The American Heart Association trains more than 12 million people in CPR annually, to equip Americans with the skills they need to perform bystander CPR.
- Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.
- Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.
- AEDs are so easy a child can operate one. An AED will talk you through each step and determine whether or not a shock is needed. It’s that easy.
- Workplace injuries and illnesses kill about 2.2 million people in the world each year.
- Accidental injury is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for individuals younger than 44 years of age.
- Fifteen workers die each day in the U.S. from traumatic injuries.
- Approximately 4 million workers suffer a nonfatal injury or illness each year.
- In the U.S. about 1/3 of all injuries happen at home.
- In the U.S. about 20% of injury deaths happen at home.
- For every home injury death there are approximately 650 nonfatal home injuries.