First Aid

I.     Course Prefix/Number: PED 101

       Course Name: First Aid

       Credits: 2 (2 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite


III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course investigates accident prevention and procedures to be followed in cases of accident or sudden illness. Content includes accident scenes in the home, school, and community. Standard American Red Cross Certificate awarded upon successful completion of course.

IV.   Learning Objectives

  1. Prioritize an emergency scene based on American Red Cross (ARC) procedures.
  2. Demonstrate ARC procedures for treating bleeding by applying direct pressure with gloved hands and gauze.
  3. Demonstrate ARC procedures for treating musculoskeletal injuries by applying splints or slings.
  4. Simulate ARC procedures used for adult, child, and infant conscious choking by performing back blows and abdominal thrusts.
  5. mulate ARC procedures used for infant/child and adult victims in need of CPR by performing 5 cycles of chest compressions and rescue breathing.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

Syllabus, Welcome Letter, Retain Book

Chap. 1, 2, & 3, Study Questions (SQ)

Chap. 4 & 5, SQ

Chap. 6, SQ

Chapter 7, SQ

Chap. 12 & 13,  SQ

Chap. 8, 9, 10, 11, SQ

Practical Skills Testing

Final Red Cross Written Test

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Online, demonstrations, lectures, observations.

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Practical skills demonstrations
Final exam


IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

American Red Cross (2012) Responding to emergencies: Comprehensive first aid/cpr/aed. Staywell, USA.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

A = 100-90%   Excellent
B = 89-80% Above Average
C = 79-70% Average
D = 69-60% Below Average
F = 59-0% Failing

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.