Prerequisite: Introduction to psychology and Anatomy and Physiology I
Students will learn to function as nursing assistants in a variety of health care situations. The content of the course includes principles of law and ethics for health care workers, medical terminology, basic nursing care skills, and anatomy and physiology of the human body in both states of wellness and disease. Students will also learn basic life saving techniques used in first aid and CPR. Emphasis is on recognizing signs and symptoms and activating the Emergency Medical Systems (EMS). Students acquire knowledge and skills to preform basic first aid and American Heart Association certifications in adult, infant, and child CPR. The American heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fee charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.