First Aid – Part 1

First Aid – Part 1 

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of basic first aid principles for injury-related emergencies encountered in the community. This course also reviews appropriate safety measures and responses for injuries caused by trauma, thermal factors, and stings or bites.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Oregon Department of Human Services


This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-FA1
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe safety and infection prevention measures to use when responding to an injury-related emergency
Discuss your role in the emergency medical services (EMS) system as a first responder
Define how you can use your five senses to recognize an emergency
Identify basic first aid responses for injury-related emergencies


1. Introduction
a. Glossary of terms
b. First aid for injury-related conditions
c. Your role in the EMS system
d. Good Samaritan laws
e. Scene safety
f. Infection prevention
2. Controlling bleeding
a. Traumatic wounds (penetrating vs. superficial)
b. Direct pressure
c. When to use a tourniquet
d. Responding to a severe bleeding emergency
3. Amputation
a. Loss of limb from trauma
b. Partial vs. complete
4. Shock
a. Definition
b. Causes
c. Signs and symptoms
d. First aid for shock
5. Head injuries
a. Concussion signs and symptoms
b. Closed- vs. open-head injury
c. Age-related complications
6. Neck and back injuries
a. Causes
b. Structures of the spine
c. Suspicion for spinal injury
d. First aid for neck and back injuries
7. Contusions/bruises
a. Soft tissue injury
b. First aid for contusions and bruises
8. Injuries to bones and joints
a. Fractures
b. Sprains (vs. strains)
c. Dislocations
d. First aid for injuries to bones and joints
9. Dental injuries
a. What to do if a tooth is knocked out
10. Burns
a. Classification
b. First degree
c. Second degree
d. Third degree
e. First aid for burns
11. Heat-related injuries
a. Heat exhaustion
b. Heat stroke
c. First aid for heat exhaustion and heat stroke
12. Cold-related injuries
a. Hypothermia
b. Frostbite
c. First aid for hypothermia and frostbite
13. Snakebite
a. Venomous U.S. snakes
b. Rattlesnake bites
c. Snake bite first aid: Do’s and don’ts
14. Insect stings
15. Marine animal stings
16. Human bites
17. Summary
18. References/resources
19. Final test

Instructor: Laura L. Morgan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Laura L. Morgan, MSN, RN, CCRP, NEA-BC, currently serves as the Clinical Education Specialist at Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, New Mexico.  She plans, develops, implements, and evaluates educational programs for clinicians, using the most current research and clinical data, while fostering the implementation of evidence-based practice. Ms Morgan is an endorsed member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates, member of Sigma Theta Tau international honors Society of nursing, an instructor for Basic Life Support, Advance Cardiovascular Life support and a Board Certified Nurse Executive-Advanced from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Disclosure: Laura L. Morgan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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