Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


 Department:    PE

 Course #:    204

 Credits:    0

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    0.5

 CIP:    510998

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

A 5.5 hour course covering basic standards and function of the cardiopulmonary system, prevention of heart disease, recognition of heart attack, demonstration and practice of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mouth-to-mouth and mouth to mask breathing, and AED use. Also covered is management of foreign body obstruction of the airway.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 6

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Provide background information about normal cardiovascular anatomy and physiology and about cardiovascular disease.
  2. Learn the principles of primary prevention (risk factors and prudent heart living) and secondary prevention (signs of heart attack, actions for survival).
  3. Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and foreign body airway obstruction management.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Basic heart and lung anatomy and function
  2. Definition of cardiovascular disease
  3. Conditions that predispose to heart attack
  4. Measures to prevent heart attack
  5. What to do when heart attack occurs
  6. Performance of CPR
  7. Management of foreign body airway obstruction