HE-106: First Aid and Safety Education

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: HE-106 First Aid and Safety Education

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours, 1 laboratory hour

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): None

Co-requisites (if any): None

Course Description in college catalog:

Provides a basic understanding of the causes and effects of accidents in our lives. Prevention of accidents and emergency care are the focus. Students successfully completing this course will be awarded an American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Health Sciences (advised major elective)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills required in most emergency situations.

  2. Students will enhance personal health and safety and that of others by promoting safety awareness concepts.

  3. Students will identify the common mechanisms of injury associated with trauma.

  4. Students will describe first aid for major sudden illness including heart attack, stroke, fainting, convulsions, and diabetic reactions.

  5. Students will identify the appropriate interventions for victims suffering from trauma and sudden illness.

  6. Students will identify the mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of interventions.

  7. Students will describe and demonstrate first aid for bleeding.

  8. Students will describe and demonstrate first aid for shock.

  9. Students will describe first aid for poisoning.

  10. Students will describe and demonstrate first aid for burns.

  11. Students will describe first aid for heat exposure.

  12. Students will describe first aid for cold exposure.

  13. Students will describe and demonstrate first aid for bone and joint injuries.

  14. Students will describe and demonstrate first aid for specific injuries to the eyes, head, nose, ears, chest, and abdomen.

  15. Students will correctly identify necessary supplies to fill a standard first aid kit.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Written and Practical Skills Examinations

  2. Assignments and Projects

  3. Participation and Oral Presentations

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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