HFA 203 Responding to Emergencies (2 credits)

This course is designed to develop safety consciousness and train individuals in the skills and emergency procedures necessary to render assistance to others. It stresses the basic steps for handling cardiac emergencies with adults, infants and children, along with the first aid skills necessary for treating soft tissue injuries, bleeding control, and other sudden illnesses. All of these skills are taught under American Red Cross standards leading to certification in CPR, First Aid, and use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device. This course is appropriate for home and working environments, and is not intended for professional rescuers. This course does not meet the Health or Physical Education activity requirement.