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Wilderness First Aid
WILD FIRST AID
CLASS CODE: HS 223 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $13.00
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: First Aid is the immediate care given to a person who has been injured or suddenly becomes ill. Wilderness First Aid teaches protocols followed if a person is more than two hours from advanced medical support. This does not always have to be in a wilderness setting. Many times natural disasters will place individuals in situations where accessibility to advanced medical support is greatly limited or non-existent. At the completion of this course, the student will receive national certification in Wilderness First Aid & CPR. There will be one overnight field trip during the semester to engage in a mock First Aid activity.
DESCRIPTION: First Aid is the immediate care given to a person who has been injured or suddenly become ill. Wilderness First Aid teaches protocols followed if a person is more than two hours from advanced medical support. This does not always have to be in a wilderness setting. Many times natural disasters will place individuals in situations where accessibility to advanced medical support is greatly limited or non-existent. At the completion of this course, the student will receive national certification in Wilderness First Aid & CPR. There will be one overnight field trip during the semester to engage in a mock First Aid activity.
TOPICS: We will follow the basic outline of the text and incorporate other areas of First Aid as time permits.
OBJECTIVES: Students will: 1) learn and develop a working knowledge of Patient Assessment Systems as they relate to wilderness protocols, 2) develop an understanding of the principles and procedures of emergency care in the case of accidents, sudden illness, or disasters in a wilderness setting, 3) promote wilderness safety skills and attitudes that can be incorporated into all outdoor activities, 4) to teach practical skills in CPR/Heimlich, bandaging, splinting, and preparing and transporting the injured or incapacitated, 5) teaching wilderness protocols and how they sometimes differ from urban settings.
REQUIREMENTS: Pass required tests, attend class and become Certified First Aiders.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: Fee attached.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001