First Aid and CPR


  2. A. Course Title: First Aid and CPR
    B. Course Number: PY 213B - 10151
    C. Semester: Spring 2019
    D. Days/Time: M W F 10:00:00 AM - 10:50:00 AM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Cole, Nadia
    G. Office: Caster Activity Center (CAC) 128
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2745
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);
    Tuesday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): none
    M. Corequisite(s): none
    N. Class Location: CAC160

    This course teaches standard first aid and prevention of accidents; first aid for injuries and disorders,; CPR skills and techniques for adults, children, and infants; and the proper use of defibrillator. This course can prepare students to successfully pass an official certification test. This is a three credit hour course.


    This course is designed to fulfill the requirements for a basic introductory course in First aid, CPR, and AED and to meet requirements for transfer into coaching, athletic training, physical education curriculums or other situations that may require intervention.





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    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    Grading Summary
    100 pts -(5)Written Quizzes(5)Skill Test 10 pts each
    100 pts - 1 Written Exam-Final


    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    1. Students should be able to demonstrate organizational skills essential to physical education, exercise science, health or sport.
    2. Students should be able to identify benefits and drawbacks of available careers and opportunities in the related fields of physical education, exercise science, health or sport.
    3. Students should be able to design a program related to physical education, exercise science, health or sport within the community (NMJC institutional Self and Community outcome).
    4. Students should be able to communicate an awareness of the ethical issues/concerns related to physical education, exercise science, health or sport.


    Upon completion of this course students should have the knowledge and skills needed to initiate and give basic first aid care to the victims of accident or sudden illness, perform CPR, and use an AED. This class will prepare the student in the following areas, but are not limited to:

    1. Bloodborne pathogens
    2. Basic Anatomy
    3. Medical Terminology
    4. How to recognize and treat medical emergencies
    5. How to recognize and treat trauma emergencies
    6. How to recognize and treat environmental emergencies
    7. How to recognize a heart attack and perform CPR
    8. How to recognize a heart attack and use an AED
    9. How to stabilize a victim after performing CPR
    10. Understand and follow the "Chain of Survival
    Standard first aid care for injuries and sudden illnesses, as well the prevention of accidents and disorders are taught. CPR techniques for adult, child and infant victims are also taught to meet American Heart Association standards. Use of AED's for adults, children and infant is also taught.
    Knowledge objectives include:
    1. Understand and demonstrate the basics of first aid.
    2. Understand and demonstrate the first aid steps for medical emergencies.
    3. Understand and demonstrate the first aid steps for trauma emergencies.
    4. Understand and demonstrate the first aid steps for environmental emergencies.
    5. Correctly show specific motor skills.


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    The schedule is tentative and will be adjusted during the course of the semester.

    Week 1 - Bloodborne Pathogens (20pts)
    Week 2 - Anatomy (20pts)
    Week 3 - Terminology First Aid Lecture (20pts)
    Weeks 4-8 – First Aid lectures and skills (20pts)
    Weeks 9-15 – CPR for Adults, Children and Infants; AED for adults and children (20pts)
    Week 16 – Final Review and Exam (100pts)