Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHED 125 - Lifeguard Training

To teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the student will receive American Red Cross Certifications in Lifeguard Training, Standard First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED Essentials, and Prevention of Disease Transmission. PREREQUISITE(S): Must be at least 15 years of age and must pass a swimming proficiency test on first day of class. Assessment Level(s): AELR 930 /ELAR 980 /READ 099 . Two hours each week. Formerly PE 134.

1 semester hour

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Become aware of and recognize the common hazards associated with various types of aquatic facilities and develop the knowledge and skills to eliminate or minimize such hazards.
  • Recognize whether an individual is a distressed swimmer or an active or passive drowning victim.
  • Explain the responsibilities of lifeguards following an incident and the procedures to cope with reactions to stress.
  • Explain, demonstrate, practice, and review the rescue skills essential for lifeguards.
  • Become proficient in rescue breathing, one- and two-rescuer CPR, the use of the bag-valve-mask (BVM), the use of the resuscitation mask, and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
  • Become familiar with how to recognize and care for victims of injuries and sudden illness.
  • Become familiar with the common causes of aquatic spinal injuries, the signs and symptoms of possible spinal injuries, and how to provide care for victims with spinal injuries.
  • Recognize modes of disease transmission and how to prevent the spread of such pathogens.

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