First Aid – Part 2

First Aid – Part 2 

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of basic first aid principles for sudden illness-related emergencies encountered in the community. Appropriate safety measures and responses are reviewed for conditions of the neurological, cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems, as well as emergency situations involving special populations.


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-FA2
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Recognize signs and symptoms usually seen in common emergency conditions
Describe initial interventions for sudden illnesses
Define safety and infection prevention measures to use when responding to a sudden illness-related emergency


1. Introduction
a. Glossary of terms
b. Scene safety
c. Infection prevention
2. Neurological emergencies
a. Dizziness/syncope
b. Stroke
c. Seizures
d. Psychiatric emergencies
3. Diabetic emergencies
a. Hypoglycemia
b. Hyperglycemia
4. Respiratory emergencies
a. Acute breathing problems
b. Chronic conditions
c. Asthma
5. Allergic reactions/shock
a. Allergic reactions
b. Anaphylaxis
i. Use of an epinephrine auto-injector
6. Cardiac emergencies
a. Chest pain
i. Heart attack
b. Cardiac arrest
7. Gastrointestinal emergencies
a. Poisoning
b. Choking
c. Severe abdominal pain
8. Emergencies in special populations
a. Infants and children
b. Older adults
c. Pregnant women
9. Summary
10. References/resources
11. 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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