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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 303 (GHA) Emergency Care - First Aid/Safety/AED (3) Develop skills for First Responder Certification in CPR/AED, First Aid and Safety by American Red Cross or National Safety Council.

KINES 303 Emergency Care - First Aid/Safety/AED (3)

KINES 303 is designed to provide students with the opportunity to acquire and develop the skills and competencies needed for First Responder Certification in CPR/AED, First Aid and Safety from the American Red Cross and/or National Safety Council. Students will understand the role of the Emergency Medical System (EMS) in a complex society and the importance of emergency care in our health care system. KINES 303 will foster the student's critical thinking skills and their ability to assess and evaluate life threatening and disabling injuries and illnesses and to respond with appropriate care and life saving action steps in variety of medical emergencies. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of emergency care, first aid and safety at all levels of society with emphasis on providing and improving the quality of emergency care practices in a wide variety of community organizations, occupations and professions including childcare, education, human services, geriatric care and disaster management. KINES 303 is taught through a variety of teaching methods. Students are prepared for proficiency through readings, classroom discussion, video presentation, practical skills, sudden illness and injury scenarios, group presentations and direct observation of EMS (Ride-Alongs). The course is practice-focused on developing the skills and competencies necessary for emergency scene management, CPR/AED and sudden illness and injury. Various evaluation techniques will be used to assess the students progress in KINES 303. These techniques shall include but not be limited to conventional objective testing, practical skill tests, sudden illness and injury scenarios, group presentation and written observation papers. Students who have already received credit for NURS 203 and/or KINES 233 may not enroll in this course due to duplication of material.

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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