Emergency Pre-Hospital Care for Firefighters

Emergency Pre-Hospital Care

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). No Hands On.

Program Length:  Didactic 5 Hours 45 Minutes   Price: Contact us for pricing details

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I.

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to:

  • Provide basic pre-hospital emergency medical care for firefighters.
  • Discuss the importance of body substance isolation (BSI).
  • Describe the components of personal protective equipment.
  • Discuss diseases of concern.
  • Describe laws that relate to infection control.
  • Explain the importance of immunizations.
  • Describe the physiological aspects of stress.
  • Describe types of stress reactions.
  • Summarize causes of stress. List signs and symptoms of stress.
  • Explain various ways to deal with stress.
  • Describe scene safety considerations at hazardous materials incidents and rescue operations.
  • Describe actions required when responding to scenes involving violent or dangerous situations.
  • Discuss the circulatory system.
  • List the links in the chain of survival.
  • Explain actions to be taken before resuscitation.
  • Discuss rescue breathing.
  • Describe the steps of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Describe the CPR techniques for an infant patient.
  • Describe the CPR techniques for a child patient.
  • Describe the CPR techniques for an adult patient.
  • Discuss indications of effective CPR and when CPR may be interrupted.
  • Summarize when not to begin or to terminate CPR.
  • Summarize actions taken when clearing an airway obstruction.
  • Describe the main components of the circulatory system.
  • Differentiate between arterial, venous, and capillary bleeding.
  • Describe the steps for controlling external bleeding. Discuss internal bleeding.
  • Describe types of shock.
  • Describe the signs of shock.
  • Describe the steps for managing shock.