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PHE 115 FIRST AID AND SAFETY

PHE 115 – First Aid and Safety

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  PHE 115 First Aid and Safety

Credit Hours:  2.0             Contact Hours:  2.0          Lecture:  2.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ENG 096 or placement

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: An introduction to preventive measures and first aid practices and procedures in case of accidents or illness.  Principles and procedures essential to effective safety education are emphasized.  The course follows the current American Red Cross guidelines leading to certification.  Students will demonstrate techniques and skills on fellow classmates and manikins.  This course is required of all physical education majors and special attention is given to gymnasium and playgroup situations.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of standards first aid practices and skills;
  2. demonstrate administering CPR to someone in need;
  3. assess and treat wounds; and
  4. demonstrate the Heimlich maneuver.