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Oļegs Sabeļņikovs

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:5.00
Study Course Accepted:16.08.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:KPUMTK_010LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Medicine; Health CareTarget Audience:Civil and Military Defense; Sports Trainer; Pharmacy; Public Health; Medicine; Nursing Science; Clinical Pharmacy; Rehabilitation
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Oļegs Sabeļņikovs
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Clinical Skills and Medical Technologies
The Head of Structural Unit:Oļegs Sabeļņikovs
Contacts:Rīga, Anniņmuižas bulvāris 26a, kpumtkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061579
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)7Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures14
Classes (number)11Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes22
Total Contact Hours36
Part-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)7Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures14
Classes (number)11Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes22
Total Contact Hours36
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Biology, Physics, Chemistry (at Secondary school level).
Objective:
Develop students’ competence in providing first aid. Provide information about the civil protection structure and organisation in the country, as well as the responsibilities and measures to be taken in the event of various disasters in order to ensure adequate and timely action. Give information about the key environmental aspects (air, water, soil, food, etc.) and their potential impact on health and safety, as well as control, prevention and reduction (according to the Cabinet Regulations No. 716 “Minimum Requirements for the Content of the Compulsory Civil Protection Course and the Content of the Civil Protection Training for Employees”, adopted on 15.12.2017).
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1First AidLectures1.00E-Studies platform
2Action at the scene of accident. Safety of the first aid provider. Basic resuscitation measures for adults (using AED algorithm)Classes2.00METC
3Practical procedure of basic resuscitation measures (special features for new-borns, children and adolescents). First aid in the event of foreign body aspiration. First aid in case of drowningClasses2.00METC
4Life-threatening bleeds. ShockClasses2.00METC
5Injuries. Insect bites. AnaphylaxisClasses2.00METC
6Thermal damage. Chemical burns. Cases of poisoningClasses2.00METC
7Emergency first aid. Acute poisoningClasses1.00METC
8Civil protection, general tasks. Potentially hazardous everyday situations (internal and external hazards), most important general requirements for safe behaviour in different situations in everyday life, transport, nature, public places, and electronic environment. Potential disasters in the country and potential consequences (including the storage and transportation of various dangerous substances), terrorism and its manifestations. Risk assessment. General requirements for emergency actionLectures1.00E-Studies platform
9Structure, legal framework, organisation and management of the civil protection system in the country as a whole and in various institutions. Duties of the government and various institutions in the field of civil protection, municipal civil protection commissions. Tasks, rights and obligations of the government and local governments, legal entities and natural persons in civil protection. Planning of preventive, response and remedial measures and possible actions. Hazardous objects.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
10Civil alert and notification systems in the country as a whole and in specific departments. Procedure for requesting and provision of international assistance. The action of an individual when the alarm is heard. Possible personal protective equipment in case of disasters, taking into account the nature of the disasters. Possible involvement, role and action of healthcare professionals in emergency situations.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
11Specific risks according to chemical substances and equipment used in the departments. Radiation safety. Evacuation measures in the event of a disaster in the country as a whole and in specific departments.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
12Environmental health and protection. Topical issues concerning environmental quality and protection in Latvia and in the world. Major environmental health and safety concerns. Environmental legislation. Environmental monitoring bodies and available databases, their use in planning and analysing healthcare services.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
13Key environmental factors, their identification and assessment (air, water, soil, noise, various contaminants, etc.). Action to mitigate various environmental aspects and to deal with emergencies related to the environment.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
Topic Layout (Part-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1First AidLectures1.00E-Studies platform
2Action at the scene of accident. Safety of the first aid provider. Basic resuscitation measures for adults (using AED algorithm)Classes2.00METC
3Practical procedure of basic resuscitation measures (special features for new-borns, children and adolescents). First aid in the event of foreign body aspiration. First aid in case of drowningClasses2.00METC
4Life-threatening bleeds. ShockClasses2.00METC
5Injuries. Insect bites. AnaphylaxisClasses2.00METC
6Thermal damage. Chemical burns. Cases of poisoningClasses2.00METC
7Emergency first aid. Acute poisoningClasses1.00METC
8Civil protection, general tasks. Potentially hazardous everyday situations (internal and external hazards), most important general requirements for safe behaviour in different situations in everyday life, transport, nature, public places, and electronic environment. Potential disasters in the country and potential consequences (including the storage and transportation of various dangerous substances), terrorism and its manifestations. Risk assessment. General requirements for emergency actionLectures1.00E-Studies platform
9Structure, legal framework, organisation and management of the civil protection system in the country as a whole and in various institutions. Duties of the government and various institutions in the field of civil protection, municipal civil protection commissions. Tasks, rights and obligations of the government and local governments, legal entities and natural persons in civil protection. Planning of preventive, response and remedial measures and possible actions. Hazardous objects.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
10Civil alert and notification systems in the country as a whole and in specific departments. Procedure for requesting and provision of international assistance. The action of an individual when the alarm is heard. Possible personal protective equipment in case of disasters, taking into account the nature of the disasters. Possible involvement, role and action of healthcare professionals in emergency situations.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
11Specific risks according to chemical substances and equipment used in the departments. Radiation safety. Evacuation measures in the event of a disaster in the country as a whole and in specific departments.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
12Environmental health and protection. Topical issues concerning environmental quality and protection in Latvia and in the world. Major environmental health and safety concerns. Environmental legislation. Environmental monitoring bodies and available databases, their use in planning and analysing healthcare services.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
13Key environmental factors, their identification and assessment (air, water, soil, noise, various contaminants, etc.). Action to mitigate various environmental aspects and to deal with emergencies related to the environment.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Theoretical preparation for classes, using materials in e-studies.
Assessment Criteria:
All multiple-choice tests after video lectures passed. A pre-test before a class passed. All the practical classes attended and passed.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Test
Final Examination (Part-Time):Test
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Having completed the course, students will be able to: • describe the role of the cardiovascular and respiratory system in maintaining vital functions; • describe the action plan of a first aid provider at the scene of an accident; • describe the basic resuscitation algorithms for adults and children; • name and characterise clinical signs of external and internal bleeding and methods of stopping the bleeding; • describe the mechanisms for the development of shock and anti-shock measures; • list the signs of bone fractures, joint dislocations and tendon sprains and muscle strains and first aid to casualties; • describe the adverse effects of harmful environmental factors on the human body (overheating, cooling, and frostbite). Knowledge of the structure, legal framework, organisation and management of the civil protection system acquired; knowledge of the tasks, rights and duties of the government, local government, legal entities and natural persons in the field of civil protection; knowledge of hazardous objects, threat assessment, obligations and rights of owners or lawful possessors; knowledge of the civil protection commissions of local governments; knowledge of planning civil protection measures; knowledge of hazardous substances, their classification and requirements for their storage and transportation; knowledge of requesting and provision of international assistance; on personal protective equipment in the event of a disaster; knowledge of specific legal regimes and actions in specific facilities. Understanding of various environmental factors, their impact on health and safety, behaviour in various environmental emergencies.
Skills:Having completed the course, students will be able to: • act effectively at the scene of an accident prior to the arrival of the emergency medical assistance team; • carry out an evaluation of the vital functions of victims at the pre-hospital stage; • undertake basic resuscitation measures for adults and children; • provide first aid in the event of foreign body aspiration; • stop external bleeding applying direct pressure using the methods of direct pressure and compression dressings; • undertake a set of anti-shock measures; • provide first aid in case of injuries; • provide first aid in case of damage caused by temperature; • provide first aid in the event of convulsions; • demonstrate the ability to work according to the principles of team work within their competence. Upon completion of the study course, students will know how to identify various hazards and how to deal with different emergencies. Will be able to independently, critically analyse, find information and data through identification of environmental health problems, and to assess their role in maintaining and strengthening of human health.
Competencies:On completion of the study course, the student will be able to effectively provide first aid to the casualty in a variety of life and health critical situations in an optimal way, using the available resources, as well as to act properly in different emergency situations.
Clinical Skills:
No.SkillLevel
1Bag-mask ventilationB1 - Pre-clinical (training equipment)
2Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (basic)B1 - Pre-clinical (training equipment)
3Nasopharyngeal airway insertionB1 - Pre-clinical (training equipment)
4Oropharyngeal airway insertionB1 - Pre-clinical (training equipment)
Bibliography
No.Reference
1Praktisko nodarbību materiāli un E-studiju resursi.
2European Resuscitation Council; "Guidelines for Resuscitation: 2017 Update"
3Pirmās palīdzības sniegšanas pamatzināšanu apmācības programmas vadlīnijas
4Vai Tu zini, kā rīkoties ārkārtas situācijās?, Rīga: Valsts ugunsdzēsības un glābšanas dienests, 2015, 9 lpp.
5Valsts aizsardzības koncepcija. Rīga: LR Aizsardzības ministrija, 2012., 15 lpp.
1First Aid Manual. DK Publishing, 2016.
2G. M. Piazza et al. ACEP First Aid Manual. New York: DK Publishing, 2014.
3Rīcība ārkārtas situācijās, RSU, 2011
4Vides veselība. RSU, 2008.
5Eglīte M. Darba medicīna. 2.izdevums - Rīga, 2012.
6Frumkin H., Environmental Health: From Global to Local. 2016, 3rd Edition
1"Minimālās prasības obligātā civilās aizsardzības kursa saturam un nodarbināto civilās aizsardzības apmācības saturam" (MK noteikumi Nr. 716)
2"Noteikumi par apmācību pirmās palīdzības sniegšanā" (MK noteikumi Nr. 557)
3http://stradavesels.lv http://www.vugd.gov.lv