UOSP011 First Aid and Disaster Medicine

Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Winter 2014
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Michaela Skořupová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Jana Haluzíková, Ph.D.
Institute of Paramedical Health Studies – Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is designed as theoretical-practical. It teaches knowledge and skills for giving pre-medical first aid. The students acquire basic knowledge of first aid principles for various health-threatening conditions. The course includes knowledge of disaster medicine, urgent care and crisis management. The course describes most common causes and symptoms of injuries (e.g. head injury, chest injury, limb injury, burns and other). The main focus is on basic and extended cardiopulmonary resuscitation of children and adults. After finishing the course, the student will be well informed about recommended guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and cardiac resuscitation issued by European committee for resuscitation.
  • 1. Significance and giving first aid, determining priorities.
    2. Disaster medicine, integrated emergency system, team cooperation.
    3. Pre-medical first aid - stab wounds, gunshot wounds, slash wounds.
    4. Injury by animals, snake bites. Basics of dressing wounds technique.
    5. Bleeding - internal, external, arterial, venous, mixed, shock conditions.
    6. First aid for suffocating, drowning. Injury by heat, cold, electric current, chemical substances.
    7. Seizures, fractures.
    8. Serious injuries - head and central nervous system, spine and spinal cord, chest, abdomen, large bones and joints and pressure injuries.
    9. Serious acute conditions of children - acute breathing deficiency, febrile spasms.
    10. Principles of urgent resuscitation.
    11. Monitoring of injured person's condition. Positioning and transport of the injured.
    12. Precipitous childbirth, first aid in states of emergency.
    recommended literature
  • NOVOTNÝ, Z. Problematika týraných dětí. Distanční studijní opora a e-learningový kurz. Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2012. URL info
  • ČÍŽKOVÁ, Š. Somatologie - Distanční studijní opora a e-learningový kurz. Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2012. URL info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Cvičení 15 HOD/SEM.
Teacher's information
Attendance in a minimum of 80 per cent of practical sessions.
Credit test, a minimum of 80 per cent of correct answers are required.
Exam: practical exam of first aid and urgent resuscitation.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2009, Winter 2010, Winter 2011, Winter 2012, Winter 2013, Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Winter 2014, recent)
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