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First Responder Academy

First Responder Academy Certificate

 

First Responder Academy is the introduction to the Fire Academy.  Students get firsthand knowledge for first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills and they learn to bandage patients, take blood pressure, and check airwave, breathing, and circulation (ABCs) in the event of a patient injury.

9th and 10th graders are introduced to the program and if they are inclined to pursue a career in the fire department they would move to the fire rescues academy.

Health and science classes 1 and 2 offer classes with medical aspects, including knowledge about cardiac, kidney and heart failure.  Those interested in the medical field will learn about the body i.e. spine knowledge and detecting patients with diabetes.  Review real life scenarios include the ride along with the paramedics to have first-hand knowledge of how to take care of patients. Another aspect of the lessons consist of how to ask patients assessment skills to diagnose symptoms with initial steps, how to protect themselves from the patient, safety, and body substance isolation (BSI).

Other important lessons include search and rescue, hoisting of tools, introduction to ladders how to maneuver, usage of gear, to name a few.  EMT and then paramedic is the career path…this academy will prepare the students to have basic understanding of all patient care. 

 

 

 

M/J Exploration of Career Occupations               8400310         7th grade

The purpose of this course is to give students initial exposure to the skills and attitudes associated with a broad range of occupations relating to careers in health, including job requirements and tasks performed, to assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals.

 

 

M/J Exploration of Health Occupations               840021001      8th grade 

The purpose of this course is to give students initial exposure to the skills and attitudes associated with a broad range of occupations relating to careers in health, including job requirements and tasks performed, to assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals.

 

 

Health Science Anatomy & Physiology I                841710004        9th grade

This course is part of the secondary Health Core consisting of an overview of the human body, both structurally and functionally with emphasis on the pathophysiology and transmission of disease. Medical terminology is an integral part of the course

 

 

 

 

Health Science Foundations                                        841711003        10th grade

 

This course is part of the Secondary Health Core designed to provide the student with an in depth knowledge of the health care system and associated occupations.  Emphasis is placed on communication and interpersonal skills, use of technology, ethics and the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students will also learn first aid skills and demonstrate the measurement of vital signs. Students may shadow professionals throughout the course. 

 

 

 

Emergency Medical Responder 3                             841717101        11th grade

 

This course prepares students to be employed as Emergency Medical Responders.  Content includes, but not limited to, identifying and practicing within the appropriate scope of practice for an Emergency Medical Responder, demonstrating correct medical procedures for various emergency situations, proficiency in the appropriate instruments used, as well as a foundation in the musculoskeletal system of the body.

 

 

 

EMR Certification

 

Provides immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. EMRs have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. EMRs also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response. Under medical oversight, Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment. 

 

 

Home Health Aide 3                                        841719101       12th grade      .5 credit

 

This course prepare students to be employed as Home Health Aides, Content includes but is not limited to patient care and safety, geriatric patient care, nutrition principles, rehabilitation services as well as supervised management functions.

 

                                   

Electrocardiograph Aide 3                                8417161        12th grade     .5 credit

This course prepares students to be employed as Electrocardiograph aides.  Content includes, but is not limited to, a foundation in the cardiovascular system, safety measures for the individual, co-workers and patients as well as training in the appropriate theories and instruments used by an Electrocardiograph Aide.

 

 

EKG Certification

 

Provides review of the anatomy and physiology of the heart, focusing on the circulatory system and the electrical activity of the heart. Topics: how to transport and prepare a patient for electrocardiogram; EKG paper and measures; cardiac rate determination; cardiac cycle; EKG waves and intervals; interpretation of waves and problems which may occur while taking an EKG; special recording of EKG; the EKG and the most common cardiac arrhythmias: the EKG in the myocardial infarction.