This module provides and an overview of shock and how it relates to cardiac arrest, causes of cardiac arrest, DNR orders, the chain of survival, Basic Cardiac Life Support, airway management, chest compressions, and automated external defibrillator use.
Unit: Explore: Proper Use and Care of Equipment
Students will explore EMS from a the perspective of providers.
In this unit, students will learn about: shock, including perfusion, signs and symptoms of shock stages, types and causes of shock, and treatment considerations.
1. Perfusion and Shock
2. Stages and Types of Shock
3. Management of Shock
4. Shock and Special Populations
In this unit, students will learn about: clinical and biological death, common causes of cardiac arrest, the AHA's Chain of Survival, resuscitative care, techniques, and equipment.
1. Chain of Survival
2. Resuscitation Basics
3. Automatic External Defibrillation
4. AED Skills
Unit: Basic Adult CPR
In this unit, students will learn how to perform CPR on adults in both a one-person and two-person rescue.
1. Introduction to Adult CPR
2. Adult One-Person Rescue
3. Adult Two-Person Rescue
Unit: Pediatric CPR
In this unit, students will learn about: performing CPR on pediatric patients, including children and infants. They will also learn about the Pediatric Chain of Survival.
1. Introduction to Pediatric CPR
2. Child Rescue
3. Infant Rescue
Unit: Airway Obstructions
In this unit, students will learn about airway obstructions and methods to clear them in adults, children, and infants. They will demonstrate correct hand placement for abdominal thrusts on an adult or child. They will also practice the procedure of back blows and chest thrusts for an infant.
1. Introduction to Airway Obstructions
2. Adults and Children
Unit: Reflection Questions and Discussion
In this activity, students will journal about hypoperfusion, the AHA Chain of Survival, AEDs, and a scenario. A class discussion can follow.
Unit: Shock and Resuscitation Scenario
In this activity, students read a scenario and then answer assessment questions, role-play the script, document the call, and evaluate their work.