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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHSE 051 - Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

Credits: 0.4
LEC hours per week: 0.300
LAB hours per week: 0.200
Designed for healthcare providers and provides CPR instruction based on standards established by the American Heart Association. Instruction is provided in: CPR skills for victims of all ages, use of airway adjuncts, the AED, and relief of foreign body airway obstruction. This course is intended for individuals who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings.
Course Outcomes:
  • Describe the chain of survival for adults, infants, and children.
  • Perform adult, child, and infant CPR and relief of foreign body airway obstruction in all age groups.
  • Demonstrate the use of the AED.
  • Describe the signs of the five major emergencies in adults that include heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, respiratory arrest, and foreign body airway obstruction.
  • Recognize strategies to prevent sudden infant death syndrome in infants and injuries in children.
Course Topics:
  1. Chain of Survival
  2. Medical Emergencies and related physiology
  3. Adult CPR
  4. Child CPR
  5. Infant CPR
  6. Airway Emergencies
  7. AED indications, placement, use
  8. Practical application and skills/knowledge testing