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                           SYLLABUS - FALL 2006
Instructor: Kristen Oja, M.S.*                  Course: First Aid and Safety
(* Ph.D. in progress; Half-time employee)       (First Aid, CPR, and AED Training)
Office: Zabel Hall (ZH) 130                     Course No.: HWS 252
Phone: 962.3373                                 Credit Hours: 3 (term)
**E-mail: koja@eou.edu                          CRN: 31242
Fax: 962-3701                                   Prerequisites: None
Office Hours: T, R 2:00-3:00 pm                 Course Time: T, 6:00 – 8:50 pm
Or by appointment on T and R only***            Course Location: Quinn 127 (QC 127),
(**Email checked T & R afternoons)              QC 124 at times
(***Unavailable from 8-1:00 T & R)              Maximum Enrollment: 25
(If office door is closed, please knock)

Course Description
Addresses basic concepts of initial emergency care and CPR (cardiopulmonary
resuscitation) for the citizen. Successful completion of specific course requirements will
result in option of certification by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
(AAOS) and Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) in (1) First Aid training, (2)
CPR (adult, child & infant) training, and (3) Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
training. Students must be present for and successfully pass all skills demonstrations
and receive a score no lower than 80% on the written certification exams. The CPR
and AED Course Completion Cards (i.e., certifications) are valid for two years, whereas
the First Aid certification is valid for three years. This course will be divided into two
parts: (1) CPR and the AED, and (2) First Aid.

Required Text
      American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2007), First Aid,
      CPR, and AED (4th edition), Jones and Bartlett Publishers,
      Sudbury, MA.
                  Course notes/presentation handouts are NOT meant to replace the
                   text. You should purchase this text to become certified and to pass
                   this course.

Course Objectives (Outcomes)
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to (TSWBAT):

       1. Recognize specific problems through various signs and symptoms.
       2. Describe and/or apply proper procedures to care for specific problems.
            a. Problems (in objectives one and two) include:
                     i. Wounds
                    ii. Burns
                   iii. Head and spinal injuries
                   iv. Chest, abdominal, and pelvic injuries
                    v. Bone, joint, and muscle injuries
                   vi. Extremity injuries
                  vii. Sudden illnesses
                  viii. Poisoning
                   ix. Bites and stings
                    x. Cold-related injuries
                   xi. Heat-related injuries

Grading Scale
95%-100% = A                90%-94% = A-
87%- 89% = B+               83%-86% = B                  80%-82% = B-
77%- 79% = C+               73%-76% = C                  70%-72% = C-
67%- 69% = D+               63%-66% = D                  60%-62% = D-         0%-59% = F

Course Requirements
ATTENDANCE: Bring your syllabus, course outline, a #2 pencil, your text, and
Assignment #4 to each class. Complete the assigned reading (see course outline)
before you arrive to class. Important dates and deadlines are listed on the Course
Schedule. You must be present in class to receive credit for successfully demonstrating
potentially life-saving skills.
CERTIFICATION EXAMS & ASSIGNMENTS: You will use a #2 pencil and the same
10-digit ID (Example: 1234567890) number for all exam answer sheets, since these will
be electronically graded. The 10th digit of your ID number should be a zero, and you
may use any ID number you choose. Assignments 1-3 are all multiple-choice
assignments and will also be electronically graded. Be sure to include your name on all
pages of your assignments. Late work will be given half-credit, at best.
Students may not improve their course grade by re-taking an exam. If you plan to be
absent from class due to university-sanctioned events (i.e. intercollegiate athletics, etc.),
you must arrange to take the exam before the date of the exam. If you are ill and do
not leave a voicemail message before class, you will not be allowed to re-take the
exam. Save all graded work until you are satisfied that your final grade is accurate.

  1. Assignment #1 (A1): Chapters 1 – 6 (141 points)
  2. Assignment #2 (A2): Chapters 7 – 14 (62 points)
  3. Assignment #3 (A3): Chapters 15 – 21 & 25 (62 points)
  4. Assignment #4 (A4): Required Skills (35 points)
  5. CPR Certification Exam (100 points)
  6. AED Certification Exam (100 points)
  7. First Aid (FA) Certification Exam (100 points)
  8. Practical Skills Exam (for certification purposes only) (0 points)

Students with acute or chronic infections should request individual manikins (i.e., no
questions asked by the instructor). Students who are allergic to latex (gloves) should
inform the instructor immediately. If you are susceptible to fainting at the sight of blood,
please inform me since we will be viewing some potentially upsetting images.

Class Environment
Each member of the Eastern Oregon University Community is entitled to study, learn,
and work in an environment free from intimidating, hostile or offensive behavior. To this
end, each person associated with this class is expected to behave in a manner
consistent with this policy and any actions or behaviors that are contrary to this stated
policy will not be tolerated. Any person not adhering to this code of conduct will not be
allowed to remain in class. In addition, each person is expected to read and to be
familiar with the syllabus and course schedule, which serve as a contract between you
and me throughout this term.

Accommodation Policy
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations, who have any
emergency medical information the instructor should know of, or who need special
arrangements in the event of evacuation, should make an appointment with the
instructor as early as possible, or contact the Disability Services Coordinator, Pat
Arnson, in the Disability Services Office (Loso 234, Phone: 962-3081) (e-mail:

Web-related Information
   a) You should log into Blackboard’s grade book regularly to access scores for
      corrected exams.

   b) To access Blackboard for your scores, go to: http://www.eou.edu followed by the
      following links: DISTANCE EDUCATION link, BLACKBOARD link, EXS 444 link,
      TOOLS link, and the GRADEBOOK link.
   c) You may login to Blackboard by using the ID portion of your email address
      (jsmith…NOT jsmith@eou.edu)
   d) Your password will be your DOB as YYMMDD (Y=year, M=month, D=day)
   e) You must use an EOU-assigned e-mail address. If you have not used your EOU
      e-mail for a long time, you must either (1) go to the Computer Center (Inlow Hall
      008) and “reactivate” your account or (2) e-mail helpdesk@eou.edu. Personal
      e-mail addresses (i.e. – jdoe@msn.com) will not be recognized.
2) PUBLISHER: www.ECSInstitute.org
3) INSTRUCTOR: www.eou.edu/~koja/

EOU Academic Honesty Code
Refer to the following URL for the most current policy:


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