HLT 100 Syllabus


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                               Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught: First Year Studies or any AAS program that requires a HLT/PED elective


Course Number and Title:           HLT 100, First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


Credit Hours:   3                  Hours/Wk Lecture:             3Hours/Wk Lab:                  Lec/Lab Comb:   



I.              Catalog Description:         Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety, first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Lecture 2 - 3 hours per week.


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: 


This course trains the student in First Aid and CPR, and when passed may result in the award of the BLS Healthcare Provider Certificate or comparable American Red Cross Certificate.  It is recommended for students preparing to enter dental hygiene or nursing programs.


III.           Required background: 


Non-developmental in reading


IV.          Course Content:


A.         Injuries

B.         Wounds

C.        Shock

D.        Burns

E.         Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries

F.         Adult, Child, and Infant CPR

G.        Air-Way Obstruction

H.        Miscellaneous Medical Emergencies, such as seizures, allergic reactions, and heart attacks


V.  Learner Outcomes


The student will:


VI.  Evaluation

A.   Be able to assess and respond to common injuries and medical emergencies

B.   Be able to respond to airway blockage

C.   Perform CPR appropriately for infants, children, and adults

Student performance will be assessed using some combination of special tests, reports, and special projects defined by the faculty.  All students must demonstrate first aid response strategies and CPR protocols.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.



         VII.    This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Personal Development