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HPE 177 - First Aid and Athletic Injuries

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course provides guidance and recommendations for handling athletic health care situations related to coaching, physical education, fitness and allied health professions. Students receive certificaations in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and First AId from the American Heart Association upon successful completion.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate skill competence as a single rescuer and member of multi-rescuer team for high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adult and pediatric populations.
  2. Demonstrate cognitive skill mastery necessary to certify in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers through the American Heart Association (AHA).
  3. Demonstrate first aid basic skills required for AHA’s First Aid/Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) certification.
  4. Identify common athletic injuries, their treatment and prevention.
  5. Discuss guidelines and recommendations for preventing, recognizing and managing athletic injuries.
  6. Apply appropriate guidelines for handling athletic health care situations when an athletic trainer or physician is not available.
  7. Discuss the role and interaction of fitness and health care professionals as they relate to the sports medicine team.
Listed Topics
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Role and responsibilities of all individuals on the sports medicine team
  2. Guidelines for providing athletic health care in situations where the athletic trainer or other members of the sports medicine are not available
  3. Handling emergency situations and injury assessment
  4. Bloodborne pathogens, universal precautions and wound care
  5. Basic Life Support: 1-Rescuer Adult BLS; AED and Bag-Mask Device; 2-Rescuer Adult BLS; Team Dynamics; Child BLS; Infant BLS; Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO); Advanced Airway techniques; Opioid-Associated Life-Threatening Emergency
  6. First Aid Basics according to the AHA certification standards for medical, injury and environmental emergencies
  7. Bandaging, taping and bracing techniques
  8. Preventing injuries through fitness training
  9. Sports nutrition and supplements
  10. Basics of the injury rehabilitation process
  11. Recognition and management of injuries that occur in specific regions of the body
  12. General medical conditions and concerns
  13. Substance abuse and potential effects on the athlete
Reference Materials
*American Heart Association (current). Basic Life Support Provider Manual.
*American Heart Association (current). First Aid/CPR/AED Student Workbook. Prentice, William E. (current).
Essentials of Athletic Injury Management, McGraw Hill Publishers. *AHA texts required to complete certification.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/19/2016

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