CMS First Aide for Criminal Justice Officers

Course Code: CJK0031V

Credit Hours: 40 clock hours

Effective beginning: 2021-22


Course Description:
A Basic Law Enforcement Academy course that deals with the First Responder to emergencies, introduction to the Emergency Medical System (EMS), and hazardous material awareness.

Course Details


  • Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT)
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal History and Background Check
  • Drug Screen Test




Required textbooks/ course materials:

Florida Law Enforcement Academy Volume 2 © 2021 by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). All rights reserved. ISBN 13: ISBN 10: Published by XanEdu Publishing, Inc.  (Provided)


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

CJK 0031V, First Responder, is an approved course by FDLE for the purpose of Law Enforcement Certification and Corrections Certification.

(see below)


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Define duty to act for criminal justice first aid provider
  • Define criminal justice first aid provider standard or scope of care
  • Identify types of consent
  • Implications for criminal justice first aid provider in patient refusal of care
  • Identify patient as main concern
  • Identify how to express empathy
  • Identify communication skills used to interact with patients with special considerations
  • Identify importance of communicating clearly
  • Identify possible steps the officer may take to help reduce/alleviate stress
  • Define blood borne pathogens
  • Identify importance of body substance isolation (BSI)
  • Define personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Identify personal behaviors that may help reduce risk of contracting a blood borne disease
  • Demonstrate how to put on, properly remove, and discard disposable gloves, identify responsibility to report and document occupational exposure.
  • Identify basic symptoms of Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Identify health hazards associated with airborne communicable diseases
  • Identify basic symptoms of tuberculosis
  • Identify functions of skeletal system and six main parts
  • Identify function of respiratory system and basic parts
  • Identify function of circulatory system and four major arteries
  • Identify components of an initial assessment
  • Differences between assessing mental status in the adult, child, and infant patient
  • Demonstrate and identify methods used for assessing if patient is breathing
  • Demonstrate and identify normal breathing rates for adult, child, and infant
  • Identify four levels of patient responsiveness (AVPU)
  • Demonstrate how to perform a patient physical assessment
  • Demonstrate techniques for assessing if patient has an open airway and is breathing
  • Demonstrate techniques to assess circulation, to include taking a pulse
  • Demonstrate how to determine patient responsiveness
  • Identify how to update EMS
  • Define multiple casualty incidents
  • Define triage
  • Identify how to assist in multiple agency response
  • Given a medical emergency with a bleeding patient, identify parts and function of circulatory system
  • Identify the types of closed soft tissue injuries
  • Identify the need to treat patients with internal bleeding for shock
  • Identify need to perform ongoing assessment for life-threatening injuries
  • Identify classifications of broken bone injuries
  • Identify treatment for a dislocation, sprain, and strain
  • Identify proper techniques for splinting a lower extremity
  • Identify the anatomical structures; uterus, birth canal, placenta, umbilical cord, and amniotic sac
  • Identify modes of poisoning
  • Identify signs and symptoms of insect bites or stings
  • Identify treatment for snake bites
  • Identify signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction
  • Identify under what circumstances a criminal justice first aid provider moves a patient
  • Identify how good posture and physical fitness can decrease likelihood of injury when moving patients
  • Identify steps needed to perform clothes drag
  • Define diabetes
  • Identify types of diabetic emergencies
  • Identify classifications of broken bone injuries
  • Identify signs and symptoms of exposure to cold
  • Identify treatment for cold-related injuries

COR Outcome 1: Students demonstrate mastery of Correctional Officer knowledge and skills.

COR Outcome 2: Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 3: Apply critical thinking and problem solving proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 4: Exhibit interpersonal and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer work setting.

COR Outcome 5: Exhibit leadership, organizational, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Correctional Officer workplace

Tests, Skills Demonstration, Skills Checkoff



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Lecture
  • Role Play
  • Videos
  • Tests


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