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Register January 2009 No. 637
Chapter DHS 174
FIRST AID AND CPR TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES OF FITNESS CENTERS
DHS 174.01   Purpose and authority.
DHS 174.02   Applicability.
DHS 174.03   Definitions.
DHS 174.04   CPR and first aid training.
DHS 174.05   Trainer qualifications.
DHS 174.06   Review and approval of equivalent first aid training.
DHS 174.07   Denial or revocation of approval.
DHS 174.08   Posting notice.
Ch. DHS 174 Note Note: Chapter HSS 174 was renumbered chapter HFS 174 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, July, 1998, No. 511. Chapter HFS 174 was renumbered chapter DHS 174 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2009 No. 637.
DHS 174.01 DHS 174.01 Purpose and authority. This chapter establishes standards for approval by the department of basic first aid and basic CPR training courses for fitness center employees and the qualifications of trainers of those courses. The chapter also establishes specifications for a notice that fitness centers are required to post that informs patrons of the first aid and CPR training requirements for fitness center employees. The chapter is promulgated under the authority of s. 100.178 (5), Stats.
DHS 174.01 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, November, 1999, No. 527.
DHS 174.02 DHS 174.02 Applicability. This chapter applies to any person employed by a fitness center, owners and operators of fitness centers and individuals, organizations and institutions proposing to provide training to fitness center employees in basic first aid and CPR.
DHS 174.02 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91.
DHS 174.03 DHS 174.03 Definitions. In this chapter:
DHS 174.03(1) (1) “AHA" means the American heart association.
DHS 174.03(2) (2) “Applicant" means an individual, organization or institution of higher education that seeks approval for a first aid training course other than the American red cross standard first aid course.
DHS 174.03(3) (3) “ARC" means the American red cross.
DHS 174.03(4) (4) “ARC standard first aid" means the basic 9 hour course in first aid training offered by the American red cross, which includes CPR training.
DHS 174.03(5) (5) “CPR" means cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
DHS 174.03(6) (6) “Department" means the Wisconsin department of health services.
DHS 174.03(7) (7) “Equivalent first aid training course" means any first aid course determined by the department to be similar in trainer qualifications, content, training standards and hours to the ARC standard first aid course.
DHS 174.03(8) (8) “Fitness center" means an establishment which, for profit, provides as its primary purpose services or facilities which are intended to assist patrons in physical exercise, weight control or figure development, including but not limited to a studio, salon or health club. The definition does not include an organization solely offering training or facilities in an individual sport or an establishment which provides as its primary purpose instruction, supervision or counseling for diet or weight loss or maintenance, if physical exercise services are not provided on the premises.
DHS 174.03(9) (9) “Institution of higher education" has the meaning given under s. 39.32 (1) (a), Stats.
DHS 174.03(10) (10) “Patron" means any individual who uses fitness center facilities and equipment.
DHS 174.03(11) (11) “Trainer" means an individual, organization or institution of higher education that provides training required under s. 100.178, Stats., for fitness center employees.
DHS 174.03 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91; correction in (11) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, November, 1999, No. 527; correction in (6) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register January 2009 No. 637.
DHS 174.04 DHS 174.04 CPR and first aid training.
DHS 174.04(1) (1) General requirement. Pursuant to s. 100.178 (2), Stats., a fitness center shall have one employee on the premises at all times during which the fitness center is open and its facilities and services are available for use who has satisfactorily completed a course or courses in basic first aid and CPR. Alternatively, all employees of the fitness center, within 90 days after being hired, shall have satisfactorily completed at least one course covering basic first aid and basic CPR taught by an individual, organization or institution of higher education approved by the department under this chapter.
DHS 174.04(2) (2)CPR training. To satisfy the requirement under sub. (1), the fitness center employee or employees shall have up-to-date certification in CPR through either the AHA or ARC. The required minimum level of AHA certification is Heartsaver and the required minimum level of ARC certification is Adult CPR, both of which consist of 4 hours of instruction, practice and testing. In this subsection, “Heartsaver" means the AHA course which includes one rescuer adult CPR and obstructed airway maneuvers, and “Adult CPR" means the ARC course which includes one rescuer adult CPR and obstructed airway maneuvers.
DHS 174.04(3) (3)First aid training.
DHS 174.04(3)(a)(a) To satisfy the requirement under sub. (1), the fitness center employee or employees shall be certified in ARC standard first aid or its equivalent.
DHS 174.04(3)(b) (b) Certification that is equivalent to ARC standard first aid certification shall be based on first aid training which consists of a minimum of 5 hours of classroom instruction, skill practice and competency testing and a final written examination, with training in theory and practice in at least the following content areas:
DHS 174.04(3)(b)1. 1. Introduction to first aid training;
DHS 174.04(3)(b)2. 2. Legal aspects of first aid treatment;
DHS 174.04(3)(b)3. 3. Activating the emergency medical system;
DHS 174.04(3)(b)4. 4. Basic anatomy and physiology;
DHS 174.04(3)(b)5. 5. Patient assessment and evaluation;
DHS 174.04(3)(b)6. 6. Wound care and shock;
DHS 174.04(3)(b)7. 7. Musculoskeletal injuries;
DHS 174.04(3)(b)8. 8. Spinal and head injuries;
DHS 174.04(3)(b)9. 9. Eye and nose injuries;
DHS 174.04(3)(b)10. 10. Medical problems including asthma and anaphylaxis, epilepsy, diabetes, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, frost nip, frost bite, hypothermia, poisoning, drug overdose and stroke; and
DHS 174.04(3)(b)11. 11. Emergency movement.
DHS 174.04 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, November, 1999, No. 527.
DHS 174.05 DHS 174.05 Trainer qualifications.
DHS 174.05(1) (1) An individual who teaches basic first aid to fitness center employees shall be:
DHS 174.05(1)(a) (a) Certified in American red cross standard first aid or its equivalent as approved under s. DHS 174.06;
DHS 174.05(1)(b) (b) Generally familiar with jurisdictional laws and legal concepts pertinent to the handling of victims of medical emergencies; and
DHS 174.05(1)(c) (c) Experienced in teaching at least one course under the direct supervision of another instructor or supervisor which includes all topics and skills covered by the course.
DHS 174.05(2) (2) An individual who wishes to teach basic CPR to fitness center employees shall have up-to-date certification either by the American heart association or the American red cross as a CPR instructor.
DHS 174.05 History History: Cr. Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91.
DHS 174.06 DHS 174.06 Review and approval of equivalent first aid training.
DHS 174.06(1)(1) Approval requirement. Department approval of a proposed equivalent first aid training course shall be a prerequisite to the initiation of equivalent first aid training for employees of fitness centers required under s. 100.178, Stats. Approval of a training course shall include approval of curriculum, procedures, administrative details and guidelines necessary to ensure a standardized training program, as set out in a training plan.
DHS 174.06(2) (2)Plan submission. Except for the ARC, no individual, organization or institution may begin to provide first aid training until a training plan has been submitted to and approved by the department. At a minimum, the plan shall:
DHS 174.06(2)(a) (a) Identify the applicant;
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