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Introduction to Healthcare with CPR and First Aid

Career Field:  Healthcare

Adult Career Pathway:  Healthcare careers (inc. patient care assistant, home care aide, physical therapy assistant, emergency medical technician, nursing)

Type:  On-ramp / Integrated education and training (IET)

Prepares Students for:  Successful completion of CPR/AED & First Aid certification, continued study in an ACP bridge course to pursue a career in the healthcare field.

Target Student Population:  ESL Levels 4-5 (201-210+ on CASAS Tests 81x/82x+)

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Course Description:  Introduces students to the study of the human body, the healthcare career field and providing first aid and CPR in a health emergency while integrating English, literacy and technology skills.  A licensed CPR trainer will co-teach with an ESL teacher to prepare students to become certified in American Health Association (AHA) CPR, AED & First Aid. This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge and certification that can be applied to the further study of human biology to prepare for a career in healthcare.

Duration:  One semester, meeting 2 days a week for 2 hours a day over 16 weeks, 4 hours a week, for approximately 64 hours of instruction

Curriculum Materials:  This course includes a student syllabus, two student workbooks, unit plans with content and language objectives, assessment plans, suggestions for special activities and guest speakers.  Utilizes The Human Body: Wonders of Science student and teacher editions, and AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook.

Curriculum Pluses:  Includes detailed scope and sequence as road map for new instructor, plus an extensive list of source materials.  A student syllabus and a variety of customized learning tools support student learning.  Teacher notes provide helpful framework and tips for teaching the course.

Curriculum Drawbacks:  None.

Author:  Kali Pelham, Sauk Rapids Hillside ABE Program

Created:  2019


Kali Pelham, Sauk Rapids Hillside ABE Program
30 South 4th Ave., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
320-258-1118 / kali.pelham@isd47.org