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First Response

In a world that can be unpredictable, we are faced with emergency situations involving natural forces, accidents, illness, and the threat of terrorism. It becomes vitally important to respond to these emergencies quickly and correctly. A person’s life may be dependant on decisions made by lay responders.

What to Do When Every Minute Counts: High School Training Workbook will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to take care of life-threatening emergencies and to generally recognize the nature and seriousness of a victim's injuries or illness.

Students will learn to assess the need for emergency medical care, and to judge whether an emergency is serious enough to call for medical assistance and how to treat the victim until professional help arrives.


Template for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Teacher Presentations

Module 1: Preventing Injuries and Emergency Illness

Module 2: Responding to Emergencies

Module 3: The Respiratory System

Module 4: Circulatory Problems

Module 5: Bleeding

Module 6: Cardiovascular Shock

Module 7: Spine and Head Injuries

Module 8: Burn Emergencies

Module 9: Poisoning Emergencies

Module 10: Environmental Emergencies