HLTH-2210: Health, First Aid and Safety ( Online | Spring 2018 )

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Instructor Information
Instructor Name

Shirley Stewart

Instructor Rank


Instructor Email skstewart@southwest.tn.edu
Instructor Website


Instructor Office

Union - Building VS(Gym) Office 110-A 

Office Hours

Virtual - online

Office Hours / Union Campus : Building VS ( Gym) Office 110 - A

Monday  7:00am-9:00am &12:25-1:25pm PAWS

Tuesday  7:00am-9:00am  PAWS

Thursday 7:00am-9:00am  PAWS

 Friday 7:00am-9:00am  PAWS


Instructor Phone

(901) 333-5148/Cell Phone (662) 719-3232

Department Fax

(901) 333-5659

Department Phone

(901) 333-5195

Course Information
Course Description

This course explores basic first aid and safety principles and focuses on providing emergency care and accident prevention training in personal, school, home and family situations. Adult and Pediatric CPR included. 3 credit hours. Successful completion of the course will result in a course grade and college credit hours. Certification for CPR is optional, requires an extra fee and on-site testing.

Student Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will: A. Recognize that an emergency has occurred. B. Follow a plan of action for any emergency. C. Provide care for injuries or sudden illnesses until professional medical help arrives.





Instructional / Learning Methods

Study of textbook, use of the ECSInstitue website,JBLearning website, assignments, quizzes, discussion postings and exams.

Specific Course Requirements

In order to successfully complete this course in an online environment, students possess basic computer skills, the ability to follow written directions, be able to read for comprehension. Students must be able to hyperlink the Url for electronic articles used in Discussions postings.

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware, and Software Requirements
Required Text

AAOS: First Aid, CPR, and AED"Advanced 7th Edition. Jones and Bartlett publisher. Textbook bundle must include unused JBLearning access code and www.ECSInstitute website.

Additional Text


Supplementary Materials

Be certain that the textbook bundle includes unused access code for the JBLearning.com/usecode/.  and ECSInstitute.org/Advance for the  course. If you purchase a used textbook, the access code either will not be valid or will not be included.

Hardware Requirements

If this course requires the use of a computer, these are general recommendations for accessing any of the services that Southwest offers on the Web (e.g. My.Southwest, etc.).

  • minimum Pentium IV or higher processor (recommended)
  • SVGA monitor, minimum resolution 800x600 (1024x768 strongly recommended)
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • floppy drive, zip drive, or CD-RW drive
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • at least 512 MB of RAM (recommended)
  • (optional) printer
Software Requirements

The software listed below is recommended for any student accessing Southwest services through the internet. Your course may have specific software requirements.

  • Windows 7, Vista, XP
  • Mac OS X (up to 10.6) (OS 10.6 recommended)
  • Linux with a Supported Browser
  • Microsoft Edge+
  • IE 10 & 11: some issues+
  • Firefox (latest)+
  • Firefox ESR+
  • Chrome (latest)+
  • Current Anti-Virus protection
  • Reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended but not required)

Many instructors may require assignments to be submitted using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word. To learn how to obtain discounted software from Microsoft, visit http://southwest.tn.onthehub.com.

Assessment and Grading
Method of Evaluation

The course grade is based on the percent of total attainable points a student has compiled at the end of the term. The assessment activities include Assignments found in the Dropbox link, Quizzes found in the Quizzes link, Discussion postings found in the Discussions link, the First Aid/CPR Exam found on the JBLearning & ECSInstitue website and a Comprehensive Final Exam found in the Quizzes link on the website.

Grading Scale

A = 90-100% of attainable points B = 80-89% of attainable points C = 70-79% of attainable points D = 60-69% of attainable points F = 0-59% of attainable points

Testing Procedure / Policy


The JBLearning CPR Exam and First Aid Exam are found on the JBLearning website. Quizzes and the Comprehensive Final Exam are found in the Quizzes link in the PAWS course website. Quizzes may be taken three times. The JBLearning exams and the Comprehensive Final Exam may be taken only once. All quizzes and exams have a time limit. Do not open, view or print quizzes or exams prior to taking and submitting the quizzes and exams. Be certain to take quizzes and exams with a reliable browser, good connection and reliable computer because they will not be reset if technology fails. Computers are available on campus for student use.

Request through JB Learning that your exam scores be sent to the instructor by selecting Southwest from the dropdown box for reporting exam scores when you first enter the course. If the score is not reported, you will not receive the points.


Major Assignments

There are 23 assignments. If the instructor cannot open the assignment file your grade will be a zero. Assignment files are retrieved and submitted through the Dropbox link. Sudents must download/save the original file found in the Dropbox and enter the answers on the original file. Submitted completed assignments must include the entire original file. Assignment files may NOT be sent as an attachment to e-mail. Assignments must be submitted electronically through the assignment dropbox by the DUE date. Submit early in the availability period so that if there are problems, there is time for resubmission.

Participation / Attendance Policy

Online classes start the first day of the semester. Students must be an active participant in the course. An active participant checks into the course website several times each week to read content, reads and posts to the discussion board, submits assignments, takes quizzes and reads/sends email. Attendance reporting is based on ALL Assessment Activities being submitted by the Due Dates posted to the Course Calendar found on the Calendar link.

Additional Policies

All Assessment Activities must be submitted by the Due Date posted to the Course Calendar.

Special Accommodations: Southwest Tennessee Community College is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified students with disabilities. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the Disabled Student Services Office to arrange for appropriate accommodation. Upon documentation and verification, a counselor will notify the instructor regarding any special accommodation to be provided. If a student has a pre-existing health condition that has the potential for effecting submission of Assessment Activities special accomodations will be made only if the student is registered and information has been sent to the instructor from the above mentioned office.

Guidelines for Communications
Email Guidelines

Each student has been provided a Southwest e-mail account. Please do not email your classmates unless the topic relates specifically to this course. E-mails that contain advertisements, solicitations, personal interests, etc. are strictly forbidden. Below are a few guidelines that you should keep in mind when sending email:

  • Always include a subject line.
  • Typing in all CAPS is considered SHOUTING in Cyberspace. So please use upper and lower case characters when sending e-mails.
  • Remember, without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your e-mails and use good Netiquette
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members.

Online instructors will respond to all e-mails within 48 hours.

Discussion Guidelines

Below are a few guidelines that should be adhered to when using the Discussion forum. Messages that contain advertisements, solicitations, personal interests, etc. are strictly forbidden.

  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion.
  • Please try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the class. Be respectful of others' ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Technical Support
Technical Support

My.Southwest: Submit a Student Technical Support Request. Please provide a full detailed explanation of the problem.

PAWS: For course related questions, contact your instructor. For technical issues with the PAWS website, contact the College Helpdesk at (901) 333-4357.

Student Services
Embedded Librarian Service This service may be found inside PAWS courses.
Two Southwest Librarians are assigned to work with you and your instructor throughout the course for the entire semester. The Librarians will suggest library resources and answer questions sent to "Ask A Librarian".

To contact a Librarian, go to the Classlist and select the "Ask A Librarian" tab.
Student Services Links

Academic Support

The Academic Support Center (ASC) provides free services and resources to help Southwest students successfully reach their academic and career goals. These services include tutoring by peer and master tutors, computer labs, success workshops, academic coaching, early alerts from your instructors and areas for individual or group study at numerous locations. The ASC also provides Supplemental Instruction in some of our general education classes and the Center is also responsible for Academic Progress Reporting so that you will be award of your academic standing during the 5th-6th week of the semester. Online tutoring services are offered through Smarthinking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply login to your PAWS to access this online tutoring resource.

Drop/Withdrawal Dates

See the official college catalog for the current withdrawal policies. Important semester drop and withdrawal dates can be found on the college Web site at http://www.southwest.tn.edu.

Academic Misconduct

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. A student guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly, through participation or assistance, is immediately responsible to the instructor of the class. The instructor has the authority to assign an “F” grade or a zero for the exercise or examination, or to assign an “F” for the course. College sanctions for academic misconduct may include suspension or dismissal from the College. Please see the section in the current Catalog on Academic Misconduct.

Classroom Behavior: Any student engaged in disruptive conduct or conduct violating the general rules or regulations of the College may be ordered to temporarily leave the classroom. Extended or permanent exclusion from the classroom can be achieved only through appropriate procedures of the College.

Open Labs

Macon Cove

  • Academic Support Center: Available during working hours
  • Bert Bornblum Library: Available during library hours
  • Farris 2131: M-R 8-5:30, F 804:30

Union Avenue

  • Academic Support Center - F Building, Room 319, available during working hours
  • Parrish Library - Available during library hours
  • M105: 8-6:30


  • Computer Lab- Room 101 (Please note - this room is available when classes are not scheduled. Schedule fluctuates each semester.)
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.

Maxine Smith

  • Open Lab- Room 101.
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.


  • Open Lab Building 6, Room 127
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.
Syllabus Updates The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes.