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First Aid: Medical Emergencies


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Overview/Description
Medical emergencies can occur at any time but may be hidden because of injuries suffered in an accident, or an accident may trigger a medical emergency such as a heart attack, stroke, or seizure. This training will focus on the signs and symptoms of specific medical emergencies and their treatment. Being trained in first aid could mean the difference between life and death. Note: This training should not be used as the primary basis for any first aid certification. It is intended to provide the learner with knowledge-based training only. This training should be accompanied by a performance-based component provided by a certified first aid instructor. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to describe how to respond appropriately to a medical emergency, and recall the signs, symptoms, and first aid treatment of the following medical emergencies: choking, poisoning, heart attacks, respiratory distress, strokes, seizures, and diabetic shock. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Target Audience
All employees

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

First Aid: Medical Emergencies

  • identify how to respond appropriately to a medical emergency
  • identify the steps to take in providing first aid treatment for choking
  • identify the correct body and hand positions to use when performing abdominal thrusts
  • identify the steps to take in providing first aid treatment for poisoning
  • identify the likely route of entry for a chemical in a given workplace situation
  • identify the signs, symptoms, and first aid treatment of heart attacks
  • identify the signs, symptoms, and first aid treatment of respiratory distress
  • identify the signs, symptoms, and first aid treatment of a stroke
  • identify the signs, symptoms, and first aid treatment of seizures
  • identify the signs, symptoms, and first aid treatment of diabetic coma and insulin shock
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