HP 203 Responding to Emergencies: Comprehensive First Aid/CPR/AED

HP 203 IS Sec 3, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

David Waddell

Instructor name:
David Waddell

David has taught at Ole Miss for seven years following a twenty-five year career leading recreation programs for churches and retirement communities.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
iStudy
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu

Course Description

The HP 203 course is designed to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives.

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  1. Explain how the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system works and the citizen responder's role in the EMS system, including how and when to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.
  2. Recognize the signals of breathing emergencies, including choking, and demonstrate how to provide first aid for choking.
  3. Identify the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and describe how to minimize them.
  4. Recognize the signals of unconscious choking, and demonstrate how to provide care.
  5. Recognize the signals of a possible heart attack, and describe how to care for someone who is experiencing persistent chest pain.
  6. Recognize the signals of cardiac arrest, and demonstrate how to provide CPR until emergency medical care arrives.
  7. Recognize life-threatening bleeding, and demonstrate how to control it.
  8. Recognize the signals of shock, and describe how to minimize its effects.
  9. Recognize the signals of various soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries and demonstrate how to care for them.
  10. Recognize the signals of sudden illness, including poisoning, bites and stings, and heat and cold emergencies, and describe how to care for them.
  11. Describe when and how to move a victim in an emergency situation.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 20 instructional modules, 3 major projects, and 2 proctored examinations.

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Parts

Chapter

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing Guide
to complete the course in one semester

 

Start Here

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.* NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

Week 1

Part 1 and 2: Introduction and Assessment

0

Introduction

Discussion board

Week 1

1

If Not You...Who?

Major Project 1

Week 1

2

Responding to an Emergency

Chapter Quiz

Week 2

3

Before Giving Care

Chapter Quizzes

Week 2

5

Checking the Person

Chapter Quiz

Week 3

Major Project 1

Home Safety Evaluation

To be completed
before proceeding

Week 3

Part 3: Life Threatening Emergencies

6

Cardiac Emergencies

Chapter Quizzes

Week 4

7

Breathing Emergencies

Chapter Quiz

Week 5

8

Bleeding

Lesson Activity, Chapter Quiz

Week 6

9

Shock

 Chapter Quiz

Week 7

NOTE

If a score of 80% or better was obtained in each of the Chapter 5-8 quizzes you may schedule an appointment to demonstrate the physical skills for your instructor and obtain American Red Cross certification in First Aid, CPR, and AED. This must be completed by the midpoint of the course. 

  Please email your instructor for scheduling information.

 

Major Project 2

Personal Safety Evaluation/Analysis

To be completed
before proceeding

Week 7

Midterm Exam

Covers chapters 1-3 & 5-9

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 8

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must complete all lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint by two weeks after the first days of midterm week.
If you are a full-year UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the next lesson has been submitted

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course

Two weeks after the first day of midterm week. The exact day is posted in the Announcements section of the course in Blackboard.

Part 4: Injuries

10

Soft Tissue Injuries

Chapter Quizzes

Week 9

11

Musculoskeletal Injuries

  Chapter Quiz

Week 10

12

Injuries to the Extremities

Chapter Quiz

Week 11

13

Injuries to the Head, Neck or Spine

Chapter Quiz

Week 11

14

Injuries to the Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis

Chapter Quiz

Week 12

Part 5: Medical Emergencies

15

Sudden Illness

Lesson Activity, Chapter Quiz

Week 13

16

Poisoning

Lesson Activity, Chapter Quiz

Week 13

17

Bites and Stings

Chapter Quiz

Week 14

18

Substance Abuse and Misuse

Chapter Quiz

Week 14

19

Heat-Related Illnesses and Cold-Related Emergencies

Chapter Quizzes

Week 15

20

Water-Related Emergencies

Chapter Quiz

Week 15

Major Project 3

Responding to Emergencies

To be completed
before proceeding

Week 16

Final Exam

Comprehensive exam from all chapters (ensure all work is completed and graded prior to scheduling this exam)

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 16

Grading:

GRADING SCALE:
90 - 100% (502 - 560 pts) = A
80 - 89% (446 - 501 pts) = B
70 - 79% (390 - 445 pts) = C
60 - 69% (333 - 389 pts) = D
Below 59% (Less than 333 pts) = F

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.