Health 10 – Basic Life Support and First Aid
The American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and First Aid courses are the topics of study for this course. The Basic Life Support course covers how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies such a cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, and foreign-body airway obstruction, and how to recognize heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulty in children. It also covers the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relief of foreign body airway obstruction. The First Aid course will cover first aid emergencies such as fainting, diabetes and low blood sugar, stroke, seizure, bleeding emergencies, shock, head and spine injuries, burns, bites and stings, temperature-related emergencies, poison emergencies, and bone, joint, and muscle injuries.
Upon successful completion of the course and its requirements, each student will receive certification cards from the American Heart Association for BLS Healthcare Provider and Heartsaver First Aid. Each certification card is valid for 2 years.
The course includes instruction on the anatomy of the lungs, heart and brain, as well as lifestyle habits that decrease risk factors for heart attack and stroke. In addition, there will be discussion about the dangers of texting and driving, alcohol intoxication, and the dangers of drinking games.
Students will also learn about home preparedness kits and how to assemble a kit they can use at home.
Note: This course fills the Health 10 requirement for Pingry students.
|Weeks||Half Day Times|
|Jul 9 – 13||9am – 12pm|
|Jul 16 – 20||9am – 12pm|