HLTH 292 First Aid & CPR Taking Action • 4 Cr.


Helps prepare students for both a Standard Red Cross First Aid Certificate and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate. Lecture/lab format.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Recognize when an emergency has occurred
  • Follow the appropriate plan of action for an emergency
  • Provide care for injuries or sudden illnesses until professional help arrives
  • Know how and when to call for emergency medical help
  • Know how to prevent life style related illness and injury
  • Provide background information, cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, coronary artery disease, risk factors in heart disease, prudent heart living and signals and actions for survival
  • Identify methods for preventing unnecessary mortality from heart attack
  • Describe the technical aspects of CPR
  • Identify possible causes of airway obstructions
  • Manage airway obstruction