High School

First Aid and Safety

0.5 Credits
18 weeks
first aid kit

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.

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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



Safety Prevention

Students will demonstrate an understanding of safety prevention by describing risks to personal health, explaining risks to personal safety, and explaining emergency preparedness.

First Aid Fundamentals

Students will demonstrate an understanding of first aid fundamentals by describing types of emergencies and disasters, explaining first aid response, summarizing rules and procedures of first aid, and summarizing victim assessment techniques in first aid.

Muscle and Skeletal Injuries

Students will demonstrate an understanding of muscle and skeletal injuries by describing muscle injuries and describing skeletal injuries.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Students will demonstrate an understanding of soft tissue injuries by describing cuts and contusions, describing hot and cold emergencies, and describing bites, stings and allergic reactions.

Life-Threatening Emergencies

Students will demonstrate an understanding of life-threatening emergencies by describing types of emergencies, describing stroke and heart attack, and explaining life-saving procedures.