First Aid and Safety - VLACS
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Estimated Completion Time

1 segment / 18 weeks


In this course, students learn and practice first aid procedures for a variety of common conditions, including muscular, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries. In addition, students learn how to appropriately respond to a variety of emergency situations. They also learn the procedures for choking and CPR for infants, children, and adults. In addition to emergency response, students will explore personal, household, and outdoor safety, and disaster preparedness.


Note: content varies depending on course version. For currently enrolled students, please refer to the syllabus located in the course information area for curriculum specifics.


Major Topics and Concepts


Segment 1:

  • Safety & Injury Prevention
    • Personal Health
    • Personal Safety
    • Preparedness
  • Basic First Aid
    • Emergencies & Disasters
    • Introduction to First Aid
    • Rules and Procedures
    • Assessing the Victim
  • Muscle & Skeletal Injuries
    • Muscle Injuries
    • Skeletal Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
    • Cuts and Contusions
    • Hot and Cold Emergencies
    • Bites, Stings, and Allergic Reactions
  • Life Threatening Injuries
    • CPR, AED, and Choking
    • Stroke and Heart Attack
    • Other Emergencies


Credits .5

Elective: does not meet Health or PE graduation requirement


  • Safety and Injury Prevention
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of safety and injury prevention and response by researching and discussing personal health, safety, emergency preparedness, and response to emergencies.
  • Emergencies Procedures and First Aid
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of emergency procedures and First Aid by researching and explaining the processes and practices for dealing with various emergencies and injuries.
  • Injuries and Treatment
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of various types of injuries and their treatment by researching and explaining treatment for muscle, skeletal and soft tissue injuries.
  • Life Threatening Emergencies
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of recognition and basic treatment of life threatening emergencies by researching the symptoms of various life threatening conditions and appropriate responses including CPR, AED and basic first aid.



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