Health 57EHealth 57E (HLTH 57E) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation for
Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, is offered at De Anza almost every quarter. The 1/2 unit class meets for only six sessions, not all quarter.
We finish before finals week and do not meet during finals week.
The class is designed for the success of students who have never had any CPR instruction before, as well as those who have current certifications they need to renew. You don't have to be a professional rescuer to take this class.
Here is the course description:
Designed for certification in American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.
Students will gain the knowledge
and skills necessary to apply the Bloodborne Pathogens regulations issued by the Occupational
Health and Safety Administration with the intent to prevent disease transmission, recognize and
provide basic care for breathing emergencies, perform Adult, Child and Infant Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation (CPR) and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for victims of sudden
Upon successful completion of this course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and
Automated External Defibrillation for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider.
Your CPR/AED Pro certification card will be good for two years. (First aid cards earned in HLTH 57A are also valid for two years.)
What do students think of the instructor? Go to: Health 57 A and C student evaluations HLTH 57E student evaluations
At the local Red Cross this class would cost you $110 (2012). At De Anza, if you are already a student and therefor already paying general fees, it will cost you $15.50 for the class, $27 for the card fee, and about $22 for the textbook/pocket masks. (Or the text is free with the download described below.)
Enrollment and registration steps are at: http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/admissions/
We will be teaching the 2011 CPR material, DO NOT buy the 2002 or 2006 textbook (American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer) shown below on the left. You need the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation for
Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers handbook shown on the right:
The De Anza bookstore will probably charge $6.95 for it.
If the bookstore is out of the text, do not special order it as it can take well over a week to get, go to the Red Cross at 2731 North First Street, San Jose or another bookstore that has it in stock.
If you can get the book before the class starts and read it, (it is only 41 pages), the first class session lecture will make more sense.
You can download a PDF version to your laptop for free, or print the booklet at: http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=66319. If you decide to do this instead of buying the hardcopy textbook, you need to at least print the Skills Sheets pages on paper copies, since we will be doing work on the floor with manikins and laptops will be in the way and not be as easy to see/use as the hardcopy textbook or paper copies will be.
You must have in class each day (except the first day, but it is recommended for that day) either the hardcopy textbook or a fully functional copy on a laptop, and those printed pages.
You need to buy two pocket masks for use in this class, one in an adult size and one pediatric. It's the device shown below for rescue breathing with a one-way valve so your breaths go into the victim, but their escaping breath doesn't give you germs. You do not need them the first day of class. The college bookstore will have these, but they might not be on a shelf next to the textbook. The De Anza bookstore will probably charge $14.99 for them.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a machine that analyzes the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, tells you to deliver a shock to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. The machine determines how much shock to deliver and talks you through the steps. It won't shock someone who doesn't need it.
We learn to use the same brand/model of AED as De Anza has at four locations on campus, but the training also applies to all other models/brands.
Do AEDs work?
A. 3 to 4%
Match the percentages above to these:
the percentage of time CPR works in television dramas
the percentage of time CPR alone without the use of an AED works
the percentage of time a typical AED system, such as the ones installed in Chicago's O'Hare Airport, is successful
the answer is at: Do AEDs work?
This page is used for messages (see below) to students enrolled in the class during quarters the class is in session.
Spring quarter, 2013, HLTH-057E-55L (Call# 41844) meets in classroom S75 for six Friday afternoons, 1:30 to 4:20 p.m. May 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7 and 14. (We are done before finals week and do not meet during finals week.)
To find the classroom, go to: http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/map/s_quad.html
"The class is full and I want to add!" I receive many emails from students wanting to add the class, or who are already on the waitlist.
Many are concerned that when the class starts mid-quarter the last official day to add a class is before our class starts, but this deadline does not apply to mid-quarter starts.
I can't add anyone until after the class has met for the first time, so attend the first class and you might be added.
There is advice at: students tell how to pass HLTH 57E.
If you have had CPR training before you might want to read Why did they change CPR?
The skills/lectures will be taught in this order:
first class session: being a professional rescuer, legal issues, body substance isolation precautions, possibly part of the second class session skills
probably the second class session: using a pocket mask, performing an initial assessment, rescue breathing, using a bag valve mask, possibly more
probably the third class session: conscious choking, unconscious choking, maybe CPR
probably the fourth class session: CPR, two rescuer CPR, AED, probably some practice for the final skills scenarios testing session
probably the fifth class session: any remaining skills and a start on the final skills scenarios. There will be lines to get into to have your skills checked off. We have limited time for a limited number of tries at skills checkoffs. We do not allow extra time outside of class for skills checkoffs, so you must practice outside of class, plan your time, limit in-class practicing and get into lines as needed. We will have a system in place to allow everyone a minimum number of tries at skills testing.
The sixth class session: any remaining skills and final skills scenarios and Red Cross exam. Midway through the class, people who have passed the most skills will have priority for skills testing and those who are too far behind to be able to complete skills testing will not.
Students who pass all the skills and skills scenarios will take the written test after they have finished the scenarios, and we must allow time to finish it by the end of this last class session. If you fail the first try you will take a different second test. It is advised that after you finish the first try, you open up your text and look for answers to questions you were not sure about when you took the first exam, but you can't use your book or notes during either try at the exams.
Homework due the second class session:
1) At the second class session bring a sturdy gallon-sized zippered plastic bag (not a sandwich size) to store your adult and infant manikin faces, gloves and name tag in. The zip lock types without a zipper are not meant to be sealed and resealed multiple times and will not work well (they can come open and your faces can come out and get dirty). Each manikin face has a number or number/letter combination on it. Print your name and the numbers of the faces you are issued clearly on the zip-lock bag. DO NOT bring the manikin faces home. If you choose to leave your pocket masks at school with your manikin faces, De Anza and your instrocr will not be responsible for replacing them if they are lost. If you bring your pocket masks home to practice with, be sure to bring them back to class each day.
2) Read the course syllabus HLTH 57E course syllabus It has the grading standards, requirements for certification, class rules and more. You are responsible for the material in this document. (This is also known as the 'greensheet' in many De Anza classes.)
3) Students in HLTH57E should be familiar with the material at Simple secondary survey study sheet down to the section on the names of arteries. Notice that I said familiar with, you do not have to memorize everything. Read the study sheet and briefly write up the ten most important things you learned.
Note that I said briefly write up; these assignments do not require paragraphs and paragraphs of verbose prose. And please note that I do not accept emailed homework.
The easiest way to do this type of assignment is to run your mouse across some of the text, copy it (click Ctrl C or Apple C on many computers) and paste it (click Ctrl V or Apple V) to a blank document on your computer. You can handwrite any assignment but it must be easily readable, so block printing is preferred and must be in letters at least as big as the type on this page.
4) Make these additions to your textbook: write in your CPR textbook
5) Read CPR manikin use and briefly write up three new things you learned. Please write the title of each assignment on each page you turn in. The title of this could be: CPR manikin use
6) Read the handbook (your textbook, it is only 41 pages) and complete these questions written by the Red Cross: (Please note that some of these only require a one word answer, and none need long answers.)
(I30)1. What are some signs and symptoms that would make you think someone is suffering from respiratory distress rather than respiratory arrest?
2. Why is it recommended that two rescuers use a BVM rather than one rescuer?
3. You are on duty at a fundraising carnival and are called to assist a 20-year-old man who is choking on a hot dog. As you approach you see the victim clutching his throat and coughing. What should you do?
(I30)4. After giving ventilations with a BVM for approximately 2 minutes, you recheck and find s/he is not breathing and does not have a pulse. What should you do?
(I38) 5. What are some of the signals of a heart attack? (list at least six)
(I39) 6. In a cardiac emergency, it is vital to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number
immediately. Name all four links of the Cardiac Chain of Survival.
7. What is the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack?
(I40) 8. Name at least four ways to be sure your chest compressions are effective.
9. If you are doing CPR and giving chest compressions and you notice the victim is breathing, what should you do?
(S34)10. What should you do if the chest does not clearly rise when giving the first rescue
(S12) 11. Giving ventilations is a technique for breathing air into a victim to provide the oxygen they need to survive. Once you start giving ventilations, you should continue until: (list all six your text lists).
(I42) 12. A middle-aged man's wife called 911 because he was complaining of severe pressure in his chest and pain radiating to his shoulder. The victim is sweating profusely, breathing rapidly and appears very anxious. He says: "I feel like I can't catch my breath. I still feel the pressure in my chest but it has gotten a little bit better." What signs and symptoms is the victim exhibiting that would lead you to suspect he is experiencing a heart attack?
(I 42) 13. In the scenario in question 12, which link(s) in the Cardiac Chain of Survival have been met?
(I 42) 14. What is a CPR cycle for an adult, a child and an infant, with one rescuer?
(I42) 15. For an adult, a child and an infant, a rescuer compresses the chest to what depth?
(I42) 16. What do you do if a victim begins to vomit while you are performing CPR?
IF you have the time, taking a look at Common mistakes in Professional Rescuer CPR skills while looking at the text could help you learn the steps properly. If you don't have the time this week, reading it will be a homework assignment the third class session.
Homework due the third class session:
1) Reread at least the skills sheets, pages 21 to 41
2) Read Common mistakes in Professional Rescuer CPR skills and briefly write up three new things you learned. Please write the title of each assignment on each page you turn in. The title of this could be: Common Mistakes.
-------- As you read the skill sheet starting on page 40, you can also read the script of what the AED trainer will say: What the AED says as you use it
3) Complete these questions written by the Red Cross: (Please note that some of these only require a one word answer, and none need long answers.)
(I55) 17. What are the two most common types of abnormal heart rhythm that can be corrected by defibrillation?
(I55) 18. Why is early CPR and defbrillation such an important component in the cardiac Chain of Survival?
(I55) 19. You are the second rescuer on the scene. EMS personal have been summoned and an AED os available. When should you apply the AED pads?
(I53) 20. Your text lists eight precautions when using a defibrillator. Which four do you think are most likely to be forgotten?
4) and complete this Red Cross project (I53-4):
AED—FACT OR FICTION WORKSHEET
1. It is safe to use an AED in rain or snow. Fact or fiction? Tell why or why not.
2. An AED cannot be used on a pregnant woman. Fact or fiction? Tell why or why not.
3. If someone has chest hair, you should shave it before using the AED. Fact or fiction? Tell why or why not.
4. If a person has a body piercing or is wearing jewelry, you should remove the item before using an
AED. Fact or fiction? Tell why or why not.
5. Never shock someone who has an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or pacemaker device.
Fact or fiction? Tell why or why not.
6. Never shock a person on a metal surface. Fact or fiction? Tell why or why not.
There is a copy of the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers video at the Learning Center that you can watch for review. The library catalog number is RC87.9.C6414 2011. You can check it out and watch it in the Library Express, room LC 123, but you can't take it home. Go to the campus map at http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/map/main_quad.html. The door to the Library Express, (room LC 123) is on the south side of the Library building, the door faces the 'grassy area'. Hours it is open are at http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/library/libraryhours.html
Homework due the fourth class session:
1) Reread at least the skills sheets, pages 21 to 41
2) Read How to pass a Red Cross written test and briefly write up three new things you learned. Please write the title of each assignment on each page you turn in. The title of this could be: How to pass a Red Cross test
There are CPR manikins at the library for people to check out and practice on. Ask for them at the front desk, they are in a container on a shelf in the room behind the front desk. You can't take them home, but you can take them, a friend or two or three, and your textbook and pocketmasks to one of the meeting rooms upstairs and test each other. They are NOT clean, so you might want to pretend rescue breathing, etc.
Homework due the fifth class session:
1) Reread at least the skills sheets, pages 21 to 41
Optional, but recommended: as a review before the skills testing, try to self-test at:
CPR Pro skills review questions
For the sixth class session, as a final review for the exam, re-read your text and read:
Bloodborne Pathogens quick facts
CPR quick facts
AED quick facts
re-read How to pass a Red Cross written test
You will not need a scantron.
The Red Cross offers free refreshers for CPR students that could be a good way to review for the final exam. Copy and paste this URL into your browser:
(Please note that the other refreshers at that page are for Lay Responders and the skills are not the same as for Professional Rescuers.)
The De Anza library has a lab where you can access computers: http://www.deanza.edu/library/librarywestcomputer.html and a few laptops for loan to students: http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/library/laptop.html
Free 15 minute chair massage from the P.E. Division Massage Therapy Program Chair Massage class, Wednesday, May 15 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the main quad by the fountain and library. First come, first served.
Stress Town - Thursday, May 16 11-2 in the Sunken Gardens next to the Flint Center.
Free 15 minute chair massage from the P.E. Division Massage Therapy Program Chair Massage class, Wednesday, June 12 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the main quad by the fountain and library. First come, first served.
Sunday, June 23, 7 p.m. free Music Department Student recital at A11 Choral Hall.
Every quarter the De Anza College Outdoor Club has a kayaking lesson in the De Anza pool on a weekend. Details and a few pictures from previous lessons are posted at:
kayaking / canoeing lessons
Optional reading for this class:
Cultural issues in first aid
The Seattle Red Cross website quoted from the following article on women's heart attack symptoms. Go to:
and scroll down to heart attack women's symptoms
Generally, the vaccinations you got as a child will protect you the rest of your life, with a few exceptions. An adult recommended vaccinations schedule is at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/adult-schedule.htm
To find out about the Bay Area Critical Incident Stress Management Team go to: http://www.billwilsoncenter.org/services/all/critical.html
The ECG Apple iphone application of interest is at:
HIPAA: the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996/2003.
advance care directives has info and a link to where you can get a free one.
The latest on bloodborne pathogens is at: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/index.html
Blood donation FAQs has reasons some people faint after giving blood and ways to prevent it, a link to the questions asked before you donate, info and links for athletes and scuba divers, precautions to take after donating blood, info on how donating blood can make you healthier, info on what the donations are needed for.
Emergency managers warn us: "YOYO96...You're on your own for 96 hours. With preparation you can get through it... if you have thought through everything you can be prepared..."
earthquake home hazards survey
A link you can send to friends and family about Do it yourself earthquake preparedness: http://faculty.deanza.edu/donahuemary/stories/storyReader$4079
When you call 911 from a land line telephone, such as in your house, you get dispatch for the city the phone (your house) is located in. When you call 911 from a cell phone often you get the Highway Patrol at a central location. Sometimes, especially if you are not calling about something on the freeway/highway, it would be faster to get dispatch for the specific city the problem is happening in. This requires knowing the direct dial seven digit phone number for each dispatch.
Direct dial emergency phone numbers for most cities in Santa Clara County, California, can be found at the Santa Clara County ARES/RACES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services/Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services) website.
San Mateo County cities (and the San Francisco airport) direct dial phone numbers can be found at:
When you are planning a camping trip, try to get the direct dial number for the park/Sheriff or agency in charge before you go.
In a lot of Canada you can dial 911 in an emergency just like in the U.S. But elsewhere it's often a different number. http://www.sccfd.org/travel.html has most of them.
From first aid class discussion on burns, one of the first things we did after taking Community Emergency Response Team training was to switch from the cheap $5-ish model of smoke alarm we had in the hall to the better $25-ish model and put them in more rooms. The better models, with I (ionization) and P (photoelectric) on the box, will detect smoke faster than the cheap models.
A student (Tomoka Igari, photos below) wrote: after taking your fun and educational CPR/AED class, I started being more aware of where AEDs are. I am in Japan now and I found an AED in a very interesting place! ... It's installed in a vending machine!!
Once I get the certification cards from the Red Cross I will not be responsible for holding on to yours or for getting it to you if you did not get me a self-addressed, stamped envelope by the last class session.
If you forgot to get me an envelope before the end of class you can leave it at the faculty mailboxes. How to get a message to a De Anza instructor has a description of how to find them and a picture of the faculty mailbox drop box.
The cards will be mailed within three weeks after the end of the quarter unless the Red Cross is too busy.
LOST YOUR CARD(S)? Go to: If you lost your Red Cross certification card
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You can read the curriculum, (course outline or course content, usually designed by a division then reviewed and approved by the college) for any De Anza class at: http://ecms.deanza.edu/deptoutlinespublic.html
The Biological and Health Sciences Division student handbook has lots of useful information. It's at:
If you are in a profession that requires them (nursing, for example) CEUs are available after you complete this course. continuing education credits (units)
FLU advice from the Centers for Disease Control:
heart thumper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znIidvdmqso