This course investigates medical and trauma emergencies that occur within specific physical and social environments and provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a first responder in an emergency. The course explores the relationship between illness and injury, and personal behavior. Topics of discussion include sudden illness, trauma, environmental injuries, special populations, disease transmission, human behavior, health, stress, and death and dying. The course complies with the American Red Cross Emergency Response curriculum. The student may receive American Red Cross course completion certificates for Emergency Response and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Graded only.