Health Care and First Aid
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Course title in Estonian
Course title in English
Health Care and First Aid
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Andrus Lehtmets (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2024/2025 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
To create conditions to acquire and develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills to administer first-aid in life-threatening situations and in emergencies.
Brief description of the course
Objectives and priorities in first aid. Emergency medicine system in Estonia. Recognition of the person in need for first aid. Primary evaluation of the situation and condition of the injured person. Steps of rescue. Myths in first aid. Life-saving first aid: cleaning airways, signs of unconsciousness and stable sideways position ing, life threatening bleeding signs and control of blood loss; resuscitation, defining shock. 112 call. Continuous first aid. First aid in mechanical traumas: wounds and blood loss; injuries in head, thoracic, abdominal, pelvic area; spinal and limb injuries. First aid in case of traumas caused by thermic, chemical and other external conditions. First aid in emergency state
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has knowledge and skills to administer first-aid in case of emergencies.
Andrus Lehtmets