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. Explain the workings of the systems in the human body particularly those systems, which are likely affected in emergency care.
    2. Recognize and meet the needs of emergency situations including (but not limited to) first aid care, emergency assistance, life support skills, EMS protocols, CPR, and AED.
    3. Justify layperson and professional roles and responsibilities in emergency situations including but not limited to legal ramifications, barriers to action, requirements for action, and psychological responses.
    4. Explain and demonstrate skills for treating victims including (but not limited to) musculoskeletal injuries, bleeding, choking, and environmental emergencies.
    5. Explain and demonstrate skills for respiratory distress including (but not limited to) CPR, rescue breathing, obstructed airway, and usage of an AED devices.
    6. Promote safety and preventative educational methods that reduce the risk of injury, accidents, and life-style related diseases.
  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 March 19, 2018