PHED 1306
First Aid

Western Texas College
Department of Physical Education

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course description - This course combines the study of first aid and safety education as recommended by the American Red Cross, together with the methods of prevention and care of injuries occurring in physical education and athletics. Upon completion, a participant will receive the American Red Cross Community C.P.R. and Standard First Aid Certificate.
    2. Prerequisites - none
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. The student will complete this course with a minimum grade of 75 so that they may receive their First Aid and CPR certificate.
    2. The student will demonstrate CPR and AED usage and be able to apply them in a clinical setting.
    3. The student will be able to dictate certain vocabulary associated with first aid in the athletic training setting.
  3. Major Course Requirements and Grading Standards
    1. Attendance is a key component to grading; unexcused absences in excess of two missed class sessions will result in a deduction of one class grade per absence beginning with the third unexcused absence
    2. Labs: There will be multiple labs spaced throughout the semester, including skill evaluations and CPR labs
    3. Exams: Four major exams will be spaced throughout the semester. Exam questions may include any combination of the following: true/false, multiple choice, fill in the blanks, short answer, and essay. Tests will be open book, and each individual enrolled in class must possess their own book.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Material
    1. Emergency Response (American Red Cross). ISBN-10: 978-1-58480-095-8, Staywell Publishing.
  5. Other Policies: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities
  1. Course Organization and Tentative Schedule
Week 1 Course introduction and Expectations
The First Responder
Week 2 Well Being and Protecting the First Responder
Legal and Ethical Issues
Week 3 Human Body Systems
Week 3 Lifting and Moving
Week 4 Breathing Emergencies and Breathing Devices
Cardiac Emergencies
Week 5 On the Field Acute Care and Emergency Procedures
Bleeding and Shock
Week 6 Test #1
Specific Injuries
Week 7 Muscle and Bone Injuries/Splinting
Injuries to the Head, Neck, and Back
Week 8 Poisoning
Test #2
Week 9 The Foot
The Ankle and Lower Leg
Week 10 Infants and Children
EMS Support and Operations
Week 11 Test #3
Emergency Response
Week 12 Emergency Response
Emergency Response
Week 13 Emergency Response
Emergency Response
Week 14 Review/TBA
  Final - TBD




Last Modified August 19, 2015