In this short, basic, lesson students learn what the HOPS evaluation method is and gain some practice using it. It is designed to be a generalized lesson that is taught before you go over the specific HOPS for each body area.

Lesson Time

one block period
80 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (6)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Understand the importance of using a systematic and standardized prcedure for the evaluation of injuries.
  • Identify the four phases of HOPS.
  • Identify when universal precautions are necessary during a HOPS evaluation.
  • Analyze and place specific procedures within the proper phase of HOPS.
  • Understand the confidentiality of the HOPS record as mandated by HIPAA.

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