Basic Life Support for Adolescents and Children

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This lesson plan (#2 of 4 in a series) covers the basic fundamentals of addressing an adolescent (pubertal to age 17) or child (defined as pre-pubertal, but over 1 year old) who collapses in front of the responder with the steps to begin basic life support resuscitative efforts and activating the emergency medical system (911 in the USA).

Introduction

In this lesson plan (#2 of 4 in series), the teacher can expect to familiarize the students with Red Cross Adolescent and Child CPR concepts and protocol.  The organization of this lesson plan is to show multimedia presentation (hook) that gets the students attention, followed by demonstrations, formal lecture with handouts, small student work groups, followed by formative and summative assessments (online exam) to close the lesson plan.  Given the time required to cycle a class full of students both through didactic and practical aspects of this lesson plan, teachers can expect to devote about a week's worth of class periods to get students proficient in the objectives (Adolescent and Child CPR) for this lesson plan.

Expected outcomes for students center on being able to understand the adjunct life-saving measures associated with Adolescent and Child CPR used during cardio-pulmonary resuscitative efforts.  The teacher will be able to utilize the didactic and media resources provided herein to provide students with basis for progression into a full practicum for this learning modality.  This lesson plan covers the basic didactic fundamentals of addressing an adult who collapses in front of the responder. It addresses the steps to begin basic life support resuscitative efforts and activating the emergency medical system (calling 911 in the USA).  This lesson plan does NOT cover the practical aspect of becoming certified for CPR which requires the use of practice materials taught in the context of certified instructor-led practicals.  The point of this lesson plan is to begin the knowledge portion of CPR training for transition into full-fledged practical training and certification.

NOTE: This lesson plan adopts Red Cross protocols for becoming certified for CPR which requires the use of practice materials (e.g., practice mannequins) taught in the context of certified instructor-led practicals.  This lesson plan serves as the adjunct knowledge portion of CPR training with transition into full-fledged practical training and certification in this lesson series.

Materials:

Work area suitable for students to work in pairs 

Adolescent/Child CPR practice mannequins for student practice (mouthguards or using of cleaning agents between class periods as teacher deems appropriate)

Videos provided in this lesson plan to be used in conjunction with class activity.

Lesson Plan Organization:

The lesson series is over five class periods with each day organized:

a) Introduction by teacher, b) Video Hook Preview, c) Teacher-led short class discussion about video concepts, d) transition to in-class practice with CPR mannequins with student pairs, e) clean-up, and f) exit ticket 

Class period days: 1-4 = didactic / practical training

Class period day: 5 = summative assessment by teacher


Lesson Times

Five (5) class periods or 250 minutes
5 Class Periods

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology
    • Patient Care
    • Public and Community Health
K-12 Subjects
  • Science
    • Life Sciences
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California's 2013 CTE Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to identify and summarize major life events as they impact health care practices and patient outcomes in adolescent and child resuscitation events.
  • Students will observe adolescent and child patient actions, interests, and behaviors while documenting responses during cardio-pulmonary arrest events in a journal.
  • Students will be able to explain the principles of body mechanics in adolescent and child cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and note their findings in their journal.
  • Students will be able to follow and document in their journals appropriate guidelines for implementation of adolescent and child cardio-pulmonary resuscitation procedures.
  • Students will be able to practice the didactic examination certification portion in emergency care for adolescent and child cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to summative evaluation making salient points in their journal.

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