PE-522: Lifeguard Training

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: PE-522 Lifeguard Training

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 hours

Credits: 1

Pre-requisites (if any): satisfaction of American Red Cross entry standards (test administered by the Department prior to coursework).

Course Description in college catalog:

This course will teach students the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies quickly and effectively. Upon successful completion of the course and all Red Cross requirements students will be eligible to receive certification for lifeguarding and CPR through the American Red Cross.

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

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (concentration: physical education)

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 describe the importance of EMS systems, the roles and responsibilities of a lifeguard.

  2. Students will describe factors that may affect decisions on deciding to help.

  3. Students will discuss possible factors that may intrude on a lifeguard from performing their duty.

  4. Students will identify the primary responsibilities of a lifeguard.

  5. Students will identify secondary responsibilities of a lifeguard.

  6. Students will describe the rationale behind common pool safety rules and regulations.

  7. Students will demonstrate proficiency in resuscitation techniques like CPR. 

  8. Students will demonstrate how to use an epinephrine auto injector for a victim suffering from anaphylaxis.

  9. Students will describe the differences between arterial, capillary, and venous bleeding.

  10. Students will demonstrate how to apply a pressure bandage to a bleeding victim.

  11. Students will be able to describe the difference between 1st, second, and 3rd degree burns.

  12. Students will demonstrate how to care for a burn victim of varying intensities.

  13. Students will demonstrate how to splint long bone injuries and immobilize joint dislocations on a mock patient.

  14. Students will make a list of items that should be included in an aquatic first aid kit.

  15. Students will make a list of rescue equipment that is required for pool areas.

  16. Students will demonstrate a slide-In entry into water.

  17. Students will demonstrate a stride jump into water.

  18. Students will demonstrate a compact jump into water.

  19. Students will demonstrate a reaching assist from the pool deck.

  20. Students will demonstrate an active drowning victim front rescue.

  21. Students will demonstrate an active drowning victim rear rescue.

  22. Students will demonstrate a passive drowning victim rear rescue.

  23. Students will demonstrate how to rescue a submerged victim in shallow water.

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. Participation and Performance

  2. Written and practical tests

  3. Writing assignments

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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