first aid, CPR and AED training
HLTH 57A is the class at De Anza College to learn first aid and optionally to get a Red Cross first aid certification. The webpage has a link to a free copy of the textbook.
For faculty/staff training:
Signs and symptoms of a heart attack; a discussion of consciousness; how to do compressions-only-CPR if you witness the sudden collapse of an adult; elements of effective, quality CPR compressions, heart disease and notes on calling 911 are at Hands only CPR
A detailed explanation of how to use both models of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) that De Anza College has is at AED Quick Facts
To see pictures of the locations of AEDs at De Anza go to:
Below are links to first aid, CPR and AED info and study guides.
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If you lost your Red Cross certification card I can't get you a new one, but you can get a new one yourself
Times to suspect a spinal injury: (and use a jaw thrust instead of a head tilt, chin lift).
Reasons why a person might become unconscious or semi-conscious (AEIOU TIPS)
causes of altered mental status, fainting, seizures,
Signs and symptoms of a concussion
care for a stroke
normal respiration, pulse, temperature
and a detailed simple secondary survey (SAMPLE, opqrst), the questions to ask a conscious victim of injury or sudden illness before they pass out
How to pass a Red Cross written test has advice for all kinds of test taking
Fast, basic neurological exam includes the basic questions to help a person suspected of having a stroke (Face, Arm, Speech, Time) and much more.
http://marydonahue.org/bloodborne-pathogens-quick-facts Bloodborne Pathogens quick facts
http://marydonahue.org/oxygen-administration-quick-facts Oxygen administration quick facts
http://marydonahue.org/injuries-quick-facts injuries quick facts
Can a person who is prescribed an epi-pen risk going into the wilderness? (and some sting prevention notes) are at: Anaphylaxis quick facts
Advance care directives includes a link to get a free copy of an advance care directive
http://marydonahue.org/cpr-manikin-use CPR manikin use
http://marydonahue.org/common-mistakes-in-professional-rescuer-cpr-skills Common mistakes in Professional Rescuer CPR skills
http://marydonahue.org/why-did-they-change-cpr Why did they change CPR?
http://marydonahue.org/cpr-pro-skills-review-questions CPR Pro skills review questions
http://marydonahue.org/cpr-quick-facts CPR quick facts
http://marydonahue.org/write-in-your-cpr-textbook write in your CPR for the Professional Rescuer textbook
http://marydonahue.org/do-aeds-work Do AEDs work?
http://marydonahue.org/what-the-aed-says-as-you-use-it What the AED says as you use it