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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.

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.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, 2nd Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: We will follow the basic outline of the text and incorporate other areas of First Aid as time permits.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Students will: 1) develop a working knowledge of patient assessments as they relate to wilderness protocol, 2) demonstrate an understanding of wilderness care in the case of accidents, suddent illness, disaster, 3) develop and promote wilderness safety skills and attitudes, 4) prepare and transport the injured, 5) identify wilderness protocols & how they differ from urban settings.
REQUIREMENTS: Pass required tests, attend class and become Certified First Aiders.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: Fee attached.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001