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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 013 (GHA) First Aid, Personal Safety, and CPR (1) A course designed to provide students with the opportunity for Red Cross certification in Community First Aid, Safety, and CPR.

KINES 013 First Aid, Personal Safety, and CPR (1)

Kinesiology 013 provides students with the opportunity for American Red Cross certification in Community First Aid and Safety and Adult, Infant and Child CPR. Students will also be introduced to the AED device. This course can only be taught by an individual who holds a current participation and instructor card in Community First Aid and Safety and Adult, Infant and Child CPR. The main goal of this first aid and CPR course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess an emergency situation, to call for help, to administer mouth to mouth resuscitation or CPR, perform correct choking procedures for conscious and unconscious victims, and to minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced emergency medical help arrives. Students will learn to recognize emergencies and make appropriate decisions regarding care. This course teaches the necessary steps in the emergency medical services (EMS) system chain. Students will also receive information on the prevention of injury and illness, with a focus on personal safety. Using healthy lifestyle awareness questionnaires, participants will assess their environment and personal habits to help reduce their risk of injury and illness and risk to others. In accordance by the American Red Cross, this course will provide visual and auditory learning with the use of a required Red Cross manual and videotape. Manikins will be provided for practical skill use. This course also requires the students to work with a partner to practice and demonstrate the skills to each other and then to the instructor for evaluation. Active learning reinforces the information learned from the reading materials and videotape. Peer and instructor feedback are provided before actual demonstration for evaluation of the skills. An objective test for each segment of the course has been prepared by the American Red Cross and a score of 80% or higher is required for Red Cross certification. The tests will be administered by the instructor after the demonstration and passing of the required skills. Frequency of offering: Every fall and spring semesters with an enrollment of up to 12 students per section.

General Education: GHA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2003

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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