450-2088/02 – First Aid and Disaster Medicine (PPaMK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. MUDr. Leopold Pleva, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. MUDr. Leopold Pleva, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Bachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BOR0079 Bc. Jiří Borovička
PLE02 doc. MUDr. Leopold Pleva, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 1+1
Part-time Credit 8+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Managing essential emergency procedures and measures in case of a sudden deterioration in health due to illness or injury. First aid in situations of imminent threat to life. Orientation in legal and organizational issues of first aid.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


The subject is conceived as a theoretical and practical whole. It focuses on the description and provision of first aid for basic traumatic and non-traumatic conditions with the highest occurrence incidence. Emphasis is placed on conditions endangering basic vital functions and subsequent cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The practical part of the lesson includes first aid exercises. Furthermore, first aid in situations of imminent threat to life and familiarization with the issue of providing health care during disasters. Disaster Medicine, introduction to general characteristics and addressing emergencies and crisis situations. Organization of accidental care in the Czech Republic. Orientation in legal and organizational issues of first aid.

Compulsory literature:

CONSTANTINO, Maria. The first-aid handbook. Leicester: Silverdale Books, 2003, 256 s. ISBN 1856057348 HOGAN, David E. Disaster Medicine. 2nd Editíon. Kluwer, LWW. ISBN-13: 978-0781762625

Recommended literature:

First aid: manual. 9th revised ed. London: Dorling Kindersley, 2011, 288 s. ISBN 9781405362146 MOORHEAD, Sue. Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC): measurement of health outcomes. 5th ed. St. Louis: Elsevier, c2013, xix, 751 s. ISBN 9780323100106 Ciottone's Disaster Medicine. 2nd Edition. Elsevier, 2015. ISBN-13: 978-0323286657.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

90% attendance at the subject, passing a written test successfully - the lower limit is 85% of the correct answers.


Other requirements

There are not defined other requirements for student


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

First aid 1. General principles of first aid, security of aid, basic first-aid procedures, change in health status 2. Emergency calls for health impairment 3. Assessment of basic life functions 4. First aid for unconsciousness 5. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (children / adults) 6. Shock conditions 7. Basic trauma (wounds and bleeding, head injuries, chest injury, abdominal injuries, limb injuries, spinal and spinal cord injuries) 8. Thermal trauma 9. First aid for intoxication 10. Basic non-traumatic conditions (acute myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accident, epilepsy, asthmatic attack, etc.) Disaster Medicine 1. Terminology and typology of disasters 2. Diagnostic and medical treatment of injured at the disaster site and in the hospital facility 3. Chemical and biological damage 4. Principles of treatment, special equipment, decontamination, prevention of disease spread 5. Radiation damage, risk of radiation accidents and leaks 6. War surgery 7. Types of injuries in mass disasters and catastrophes 8. Classification of injured and damage control surgery in the treatment of critical injuries Labs 1. First aid kit, equipment and use 2. Dressing materials and techniques, wound healing and bleeding, immobilization 3. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (children / adults), AED, aspiration materials 4. Positioning of the disabled, transport possibilities 5. Work in simulated cases

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit Credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 90% attendance at the subject

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2020/2021 (B0714A060017) Biomedical Technology P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0714A060017) Biomedical Technology P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B0714A060017) Biomedical Technology K English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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