First Responder Part 1 (Corrections)

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Essex Sheriff Department

Course Summary

As a staff member in a correctional institution, there are many instances in which we will respond to different types of emergencies. Being able to identify and respond to these situations may mean the difference between life and death.                                  

Although many institutions have medical staff present 24 hours a day that can respond along with us, not all facilities have this capability thereby increasing the response time from trained medical personnel.

Throughout this course, we will discuss some of the most common types of situations that we encounter. There is no way that we can prepare for every eventuality, but by having a basic understanding on what to do we can increase the chances of survival of the affected individual.   


By the end of this course you will be able to:

1.         Identify the most common Blood-borne Pathogens that we encounter in a correctional facility

2.         Recognize the signs of a stroke

3.         Recognize the signs of a heart attack

4.         Recognize the signs of diabetic shock

5.         Identify what you should do during a seizure

6.         Identify risk factors associated with Positional Asphyxia

7.         Identify special circumstances that we may encounter

8.         Define Deliberate Indifference

And remember, with all emergency situations, initiate your facilities' emergency response plan first.

Course Syllabus

  • First Responder Training - PART I

    • Introduction and Blood-borne Pathogens
    • OPIM and Prevention
    • MSRA and Diabetes
    • Stroke and Seizures
    • Heart Attack and Positional Asphyxia
    • Special Circumstances
    • Module Assessment