KNSFHP 1182.02 (1 credit)
Credit for KNSFHP 1178.03
What you will learn:
- To demonstrate the qualities required of a Red Cross representative and role model
- How to respond to injuries in the water
- Assist drowning individuals and provide life saving techniques when necessary
- How to access medical needs of individuals
- Use of life saving equipment such as an AED
What to expect:
- This course covers material that is used toward lifeguard certification
- Upon successful completion of the following, students will be eligible to receive American Red Cross Certification:
- Have 100% attendance
- Pass all American Red Cross written tests with a minimum score of 80%
- Pass all water skills
- Due to the nature of this course, some class time will be spent in the water. Students will be required to provide appropriate swim wear and towels
- This course has an additional fee of $175 for course materials and certification. Course materials include a participant manual, a digital version of the manual, and a CPR breathing barrier.
- 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.
- From 2005-2009, there were an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day. An additional 347 people died each year from drowning in boating-related incidents
- Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths.
- Globally, the highest drowning rates are among children 1-4 years, followed by children 5-9 years.