2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

EMS 126 - Wilderness First Responder


Description: Principles and skills to make critical medical and evacuation decisions and take appropriate action in remote locations where advanced medical assistance is more than one hour away.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Legal aspects of rendering aid
  2. Scene safety and universal precautions
  3. Primary and secondary patient assessment
  4. Wilderness guidelines for CPR
  5. Wilderness medical first aid: shock and bleeding, chest trauma, head and face trauma, spinal injuries, fractures, wound management, burns, cardiac and respiratory emergencies, scuba injuries, venomous bites and stings, drowning, lightning, toxicological emergencies
  6. Medical kit
  7. Patient packaging
  8. Rescue and evacuation
  9. Documentation

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify legal issues and laws related to pre-hospital emergency care and action. (1, 4, 9)
  2. Assess scene safety and use universal precautions. (2, 5-8)
  3. Perform primary and secondary patient assessments in the wilderness setting. (3, 5, 9)
  4. Perform CPR in the wilderness setting. (4, 5, 8)
  5. Render medical first aid in the wilderness setting. (4, 5, 8, 9)
  6. Create an emergency medical kit for wilderness response. (1, 2, 4-7, 9)
  7. Prepare a patient for evacuation. (7, 8)
  8. Plan and perform a rescue and evacuation. (2, 5, 7-9)
  9. Document patient information, vital signs, assessment, plan, and patient monitoring. (1, 5, 9)