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Senior High School Specialized Subject: Safety and First Aid

Safety and First Aid is one of the specialized subjects under the sports career track. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:

  • Safety in Sports, Exercise, and Recreation
    • Prevention and reduction of injuries
      • Physical activity skill preparedness and assessment
      • Health and fitness conditions
      • Nutrition
      • Principles of fitness and training
      • Environment
    • Recommended activities for restoring strength and condition (after rehabilitation)
      • ¬†Water training
      • Cycling
      • Recreational walking
      • Weight training
      • Stretching and relaxation
  • Emergencies and First Aid
    • Risk assessment and mitigation
    • Common injuries, emergencies and first aid in sports, exercise and recreational
    • Settings
    • Emergency rescue and transfer
    • Indications for emergency rescue
    • Methods and guidelines for proper rescue and transfer
  • Red Cross Certification
    • Standard first aid
    • Basic life support
    • Disaster mitigation and management
      • Phases of response to a disaster
      • Alarm phase
      • Work/Implementation phase
      • Let down phase
      • Creating triage system
      • Simple Triage Rapid Treatment (identification of priority patients)

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

  • Demonstrating understanding of safety, injury prevention, and management in sports, exercise and recreational settings
  • Enumerating ways to safeguard participants from possible injuries
  • Identifying activities for restoring strength and condition of participants after rehabilitation
  • Performing correct procedures during disaster and emergencies in sports, exercises and recreational settings
  • Preparing first kits and equipment
  • Developing an emergency plan involving personnel

These examples only cover the scope of the specialized subjects under the sports career track. For the scope of the core and contextualized subjects under the senior high school curriculum, please refer to their respective lists.

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