2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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KINS 128 CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer BBP and First Aid (2 credits)



Course Description
A National American Red Cross sponsored course:  CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers (CPRO) trains individuals with a duty to act, to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. Students are also trained in responding to first aid emergencies.  The CPRO and First Aid components of this course is two-year certifications.  The Blood Borne Pathogen component of this course is a one-year certification. The technical content of this CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer course is consistent with the most current science and treatment recommendations.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify the responsibilities and characteristics of professional rescuers and the legal considerations.
2. Demonstrate standard precautions that should be taken to prevent disease transmission and the use of all equipment: personal protective equipment (PPE), manikins, rescue breathing masks, disposable face shields, gloves, and bag valve mask resuscitators (BVM).
3. Demonstrate how to perform a primary assessment. 
4. Analyze the causes and symptoms of cardiac arrest and then demonstrate the proper protocol of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and rescue breathing.
5. Identify the symptoms of airway obstruction and demonstrate the proper protocol for breathing emergencies. 
6. Identify precautions for early use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and demonstrate how to use an AED. 
7. Demonstrate assessment and treatment of injuries—to include control of external bleeding, infection control, and musculoskeletal injuries—sudden illnesses, poisonings, drug and alcohol emergencies, and heat and cold related emergencies. 
8. Discuss water emergencies, wilderness emergencies, and natural disasters, and steps for disaster preparation at home and work.



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