CMS First Aide for Criminal Justice Officers

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
40 clock hours

Effective beginning:

001, 002, 003


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:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.

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 is the primary method of instruction. Students are expected to be attentive and are encouraged to ask questions. Lectures will come primarily from the textbook in formats that may include power point presentations, white board illustrations, videos, and web-based technologies and student discussion on specific topics.


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