May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook


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HLST 1010 - CPR/First Aid

Academic Division:

Health Sciences

Academic Discipline:

Health Services Technology

Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
1 Credit(s)
A practical course in the care and handling of victims of common emergencies; i.e., transportation and household accidents, climate related emergencies. Areas include basic life support, victim assessment, shock, bleeding, bandaging, splinting, burns, poisoning, medical emergencies, rescue and moving victims, triage. Students will receive both Basic Life Support for Heath Care Provider (CPR & AED) and Heart saver First Aid (Adult First Aid/Environmental Emergencies) cards from the American Heart Association. Semesters available: Day - F, Sp, Su Evening - F, Sp, Su UG
1 Lecture Hour(s);
College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Explain in everyday language, legal points as they apply to

giving emergency care. Discussion of the following:

a. “The Good Samaritan Law.”

b. “The Prudent Man” theory of common law.

c. “Abandonment.”

d. “Consent for Care.”

Student demonstrations of legal point explanations, Presentation Rubric, weekly during the term

2. Correctly perform obstructed airway corrective procedures in

the following situations:

a. Adult conscious victim

b. Adult unconscious

c. Child conscious

d. Child unconscious

e. Infant conscious

f. Infant unconscious

Using AHA guidelines skills check-off weekly during the term. AHA written examination during the term

3. Correctly perform basic cardiac life support/cardio pulmonary

resuscitation (CPR) corrective procedures in the following


a. Adult Victim: Single Rescuer

b. Adult Victim: Two-Rescuer

c. Child Victim: Single Rescuer

d. Child Victim: Two-Rescuer

e. Infant Victim: Single Rescuer

Using AHA guidelines, demonstration to instructor weekly during the term. AHA written examination weekly during the term

4. Critical First Aid/Trauma Skills

a. Correctly perform a primary trauma survey.

b. Correctly perform a secondary trauma survey.

c. Successfully demonstrate the control of severe bleeding

using direct pressure or a pressure dressing while wearing

protective gloves.

d. Demonstrate various bandage wraps using gauze compress

and bandage on any tapered body part while wearing

protective gloves.

e. Correctly open an airway with the A jaw-thrust@ maneuver

while maintaining cervical spine control (in-line traction).

f. Demonstrate proper skill in log-rolling a victim with a

potential cervical spine injury.

g. Identify two critical differences between symptoms of

intoxication/ chemical abuse and diabetic emergencies.

Using AHA guidelines, demonstration to instructor weekly during the term. AHA written examination during the term


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      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-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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