Lesson no. 1 What is First Aid?
First Aid is the first response to any person who is injured or ill – emergency medicine situations pre-hospital.
Lesson no. 2 Fundamental Anatomy
We will now learn about the three most important systems in the human body: the nervous system, the respiratory system and the circulatory system. We will then discuss diseases and injuries that impair the proper functioning of these systems.
Lesson no. 3 The Triangle of Life
The “Triangle of Life” is a schematic diagram (as depicted in the picture) that presents the three main systems in the human body:
Lesson no. 4 The Nervous System
The nervous system is the system that includes the brain and all the nerves in the human body. Its main function is to regulate all of our actions - voluntary and involuntary.
Lesson no. 5 Respiratory System
The respiratory system is the system responsible for the exchange of gases in our bodies.
Lesson no. 6 The Cardiovascular System
The cardiac system is divided into three parts: pump (heart), pipes (blood vessels) and fluid (blood).
Lesson no. 7 Patient Care Procedure
The procedure works by following the acronym SABCD.
Lesson no. 8 Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
Contrary to popular belief, the purpose of resuscitation is not to “revive” a person who has died.
Lesson no. 9 Cardiovascular Emergencies
This is a chronic and asymptomatic process that begins at an early age. A layer of lipid plaque, muscle cells, white blood cells, etc.
Lesson no. 10 CVA (Stroke) and TIA
Strokes are the leading cause of disability in the Western world. This is a condition where there is inadequate blood flow to part of the brain, which causes an interruption of the oxygen supply to the cells in that area.
Lesson no. 11 Seizures
Seizures are a common neurological disorder that can be caused by a number of reasons, including a brain development disorder, cancerous growth, or epilepsy.
Lesson no. 12 Syncope – Fainting
Fainting is only a momentary loss of consciousness (up to 2 minutes), usually caused by a temporary disturbance of blood flow to the brain. This is a common phenomenon among all age groups.
Lesson no. 13 Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease that impairs the patient’s ability to balance sugar levels in their blood.
Lesson no. 14 Respiratory Emergencies
In this class we will learn all about respiratory emergencies such as asphyxiation, strangulation, drowning and more.
Lesson no. 15 Trauma
Injury to the body as a result of external physical force. The accepted practice in trauma is that we cannot treat the seriously wounded in the field, and we cannot always stabilize them either.
Lesson no. 16 Injured Patient Management Procedure – PHTLS
Learn about the acceptable procedure and steps that must be followed in cases of injured patients.
Lesson no. 17 Climatic Injuries
Climatic injuries involve injuries caused by both heat and cold. Each of these conditions affects the body differently and we need to know how to deal with each of these effects properly.
Lesson no. 18 Burns
High/Low temperature, radiation, electricity, chemicals. As a result of exposure to one of these elements, the proteins in the skin are destroyed and fluid escapes from the cells
Lesson no. 19 Head and Spine Injuries
In this class we will cover a broad spectrum of head and spinal injuries, all of which can be life-threatening when treated poorly.
Lesson no. 20 Hemorrhage – Bleeding
A hemorrhage, by definition, is blood fluid exiting from the blood vessels.
Lesson no. 21 Abdominal Injuries
Abdominal Borders: • Upper boundary – diaphragm • Lower boundary – groin and genital area • Anterior (front) boundary – abdominal muscles • Posterior (back) boundary – spine
Lesson no. 22 Animal-Related Injuries
This topic will deal with animal-induced injuries. Apart from the initial response of the body to these injuries, some also have long-term effects.
Lesson no. 22 Chest Injuries
The thoracic cavity contains the lungs and heart and is enclosed by the ribs: from the front – the ribs connect to the sternum; at the back – the ribs connect to the spine; upper boundary – clavicle; lower boundary – diaphragm.
Lesson no. 23 Fractures and Broken Bones
There are several types of fractures, but we will only talk about a few.
Lesson no. 24 Shock
Shock is defined as a decrease in blood supply to the tissues as a result of a decrease in blood pressure.
Lesson no. 25 Poisonings
There are different types of substances that, upon exposure, can cause poisoning and emergency situations.
Lesson no. 26 Electrocution
An electric injury, or electrocution is the body’s reaction to an electric current passing through our bodies, especially since our bodies are electrical conductors.
Lesson no. 27 Earthquakes and Crush Injuries
In this lesson we will discuss the potential injuries that can be cause by an earthquake, how to identify them, and the first aid treatment necessary.
Lesson no. 28 Bandage
A head bandage is used to treat head injuries and incisions anywhere on the head, usually until further medical help arrives.