First Aid and
A respiratory therapist, physical therapist or nurse
works closely with each student, helping them obtain
the skills necessary to perform first aid and CPR or
otherwise assist an injured or ill person.
aid, our goal is to teach skills such as scene survey,
disease precaution, victim assessment, physical exam
with sample history, bleeding, shock,
open wounds, amputations, impaled objects, bandages
and dressings, burns,
head, chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries, fractures,
joint and muscle injuries, types of splints, ingested
and drug emergencies, animal
and human bites, insect
bites and stings, freezing,
illness and moving injured victims.
The Good Samaritan Law is used to encourage students
to assist others needing help. This law grants immunity
against lawsuits when acting in an emergency. During
students will learn basic life support including chain
of survival, airway obstruction, cardiopulmonary resuscitation,
infant, child and adult basic life support, heart
attack, angina, stroke,
defibrillation with an AED monitor, cardiac arrest,
risk factors, steps of CPR, face shield, bag-mask device
and cricoid pressure, in addition to practicing the
steps of team work.
It takes approximately eight hours to learn the basics.
For more information on class dates and times or to
register for a class, please contact the Cardiopulmonary
Department at St. Andrews or visit our calendar of events.