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

 University of Mississippi
3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Michael A. Dupper

Instructor information: Dr. Mike Dupper
Assistant Professor
Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management

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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:

HP 203 TEXTBOOK

American Red Cross: Responding to Emergencies: Comprehensive First Aid/CPR/AED.

American Red Cross, ISBN: ISBN 978-158480684-4

It is your responsibility to order your textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

Use the ISBN number to make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Semester Midpoint Requirements:

Requirements for semester students: (Note: this does not apply to full-year students. If you are unsure of your status, the information appears in your gradebook.)

  1. Complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.
  2. Reach the midpoint of your course, as indicated on the lesson page, two weeks after the first day of midterm week. The exact date is posted in the Announcements section of the course in Blackboard. Any lesson assignment or exam needed to reach the midpoint, but not completed by the midpoint deadline, will receive a grade of zero.
  3. The last day to submit lessons is the last day of class per the UM Registrarís academic calendar.
  4. The final exam must be taken by the last day of finals week.

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 (or lessons).

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
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:

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

Grading Information

Quizzes and lesson assignments: 10 points each = 210 points total
Major projects (3): 50 points each = 150 points
Proctored Exams (2): 100 points each = 200 points

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

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