Patient Safety, Medical Emergency and First Aid

You Will Learn How To

  • Identify types of emergencies
  • Assess victim’s condition
  • Administer first aid & urgent care
  • Administer one and two- person CPR
  • Heimlich maneuver
  • Follow fire safety plan

Course Benefits

The students will be able to list types of medical emergencies and describe emergency guidelines. This includes procedures for the Heimlich maneuver and one and two-person CPR. This course also teaches the safety precautions that should be taken in any given medical situation. Students will also learn the proper use of emergency equipment, notification, and evacuation procedure.

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Who Should Attend

This course is intended to teach basic patient safety and first aid guidelines in case of any medical emergency. This course can be attended by anyone interested in learning and being prepared for medical emergencies.

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Topics covered

Procedures for Urgent Care / First Aid

Understanding types of emergencies

  • Fainting
  • Heart Attack
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Stroke
  • Seizure
  • Poisoning
  • Burns
  • Respiratory Failure

Assessing victim’s condition

Guidelines for

  • Obtaining assistance
  • Preventing further harm
  • Legal factors (Good Samaritan Laws)
  • Dealing with the unconscious patient
  • One-person and two-person CPR
  • Heimlich maneuver
  • Controlling bleeding
  • Controlling shock
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Procedures for urgent care involving

  • Fainting
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Electric Shock
  • Ingestion of poisons
  • Burns

Patient Safety and Fire Prevention

Identifying potential hazards

Safety precautions

  • Infants, children and the elderly patients with limited function

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Fire safety

  • The fire safety plan (OSHA)
  • Types of fire detectors and alarms
  • Types and use of extinguishers and fire blankets
  • Emergency evacuation procedures and drills