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First Aid

Injuries and illnesses can occur at anytime and anywhere. The material covered in this course will allow you to appropriately care for others in emergencies. The life saving interventions taught in this class will allow you to care for those while waiting for Emergency Medical Services.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Scene Safety
  • Breathing Emergencies
  • Bleeding Control
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Burns
  • Heart Attacks
  • Seizures
  • Strokes
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Injuries to the head, neck and spine
  • Injuries to muscles, bones and joints
  • Performing Assessments
  • Collecting Medical History

Upon completion students will earn an American Red Cross First Aid certification.

 

Adult and Child CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a effective intervention that can be performed when someone experiences cardiac arrest. High quality CPR is crucial in order to improve the outcome for the patient while waiting for the arrival of an AED. This course is designed to cover when and how to perform CPR for children as well as adults. Other skills taught in this class in how to perform CPR for someone who was choking and how to perform hands only CPR.

Upon completion students will earn an American Red Cross Adult and Child CPR certification.

 

AED

An Automated External Defibrillator is a device used in junction with CPR. An AED can analyze the patients heart rhythm and if needed, can deliver an electrical shock to convert the rhythm. The use of an AED is very important because for every minute without it the odds of survival for the patient decreases by 10%. This course will go over the importance of AEDs, how to find their locations, and how to set one up on children and adults.

Upon completion students will earn an American Red Cross Adult and Child AED certification.

 

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 14 years old or older 
  • Must hold a current CPR/AED certification

Created for those who enjoy the outdoors, or spend time in remote environments. In areas where professional rescue is delayed the smallest injuries and illnesses can lead to severe complications without proper treatment. This advanced first aid course allows individuals to provide medical care for a variety of medical emergencies. This class is crucial for anyone who takes prolonged trips away from Emergency Medical Services, like Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, backpackers, mountain climbers, survivalists, and those who work in remote locations.

Topics covered in this class include:

  • All skills taught in basic First Aid course
  • Scene Safety
  • Breathing Emergencies
  • Bleeding Control
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Burns
  • Heart Attacks
  • Seizures
  • Strokes
  • Diabetic Emergencies
  • Injuries to the head, neck and spine
  • Injuries to muscles, bones and joints
  • Performing Assessments
  • Collecting Medical History
  • Splinting
  • Allergies and Anaphlyaxis
  • Altitude related illnesses
  • Treatment of various wounds, and wound infection

Upon completion students will earn an American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid certification.

*The skills lab for this class will be held outside. Please dress accordingly and bring appropriate gear! 

 

Medication Administration I

Prescribed Medications and Health-Related Activities

Certified personnel will demonstrate the preparation, administration, and documentation procedure when administering prescribed medications presented in the curriculum. Certified personnel will demonstrate how to perform and document the health-related activities presented in the curriculum. Certified personnel will identify when signs and symptoms may indicate a significant health problem or medication side effect.

 

Medication Administration II

Administration of Food and Prescribed Medication Per Stable Labeled Gastrostomy Tube and Stable Labeled Jejunostomy Tube

The purpose of this course is to provide DD personnel the educational basis to receive nursing delegation for feeding and medication administration per stable labeled gastrostomy/jejunostomy (g/j) tubes. Training includes understanding the equipment and procedure for feeding and medication administration per g/j tube, the placement of g/j tubes, site care, and maintenance of these tubes.

Medication Administration III

Subcutaneous Insulin Injection By Nursing Delegation

Certified personnel will be able to identify the care and treatment of individuals with diabetes mellitus, including the administration of subcutaneous insulin and commercially packaged Glucagon. Certified personnel will demonstrate how to identify signs and symptoms, treatment, and potential complications of diabetes.

Medication Administration Recertification

Medication re-certifications are offered for Medication Administration I, Medication Administration II, and Medication Administration III. Each course consists of one hour to two hours of teaching overviewing important topics for each subject.