2020-2021 Catalog 
    May 26, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

EMS 132 - Emergency Medical Technician

Description: Principles and techniques of emergency medical care as performed by the EMT Basic in accordance with national and state curriculum. Preparation for the National Registry of EMT Certification Examination. Requirements: Proof of TB skin test or chest x-ray within 6 months; Proof of MMR-2 doses or lab titer confirming immunity; Proof of Varicella-2 doses or lab titer confirming immunity; Photo ID. Must be 17.5 years of age at the start of class. 

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

Credits: 10
Lecture: 9
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  2. EMS history and systems
  3. EMS safety and wellness
  4. Medical, legal and ethical issues
  5. Communication and documentation
  6. Basic anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, patient assessment and triage
  7. Lifespan development
  8. Airway management, respiration and ventilation
  9. Medical emergencies including respiratory, cardiac, stroke, diabetic, anaphylaxis, poisons, diseases, environmental and behavioral, emergency childbirth and associated management principles
  10. Bleeding, shock and associated management principles
  11. Soft tissue injuries, burns, fractures, head, chest and abdominal injuries, nervous system injuries and associated management principles
  12. Special patient populations
  13. EMS operations
  14. Intravenous monitoring
  15. Blood glucose monitoring
  16. Epinephrine auto-injector

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Perform one and two person cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the adult, child and infant patient according to the latest American Heart Association, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider standards. (1, 5, 7, 8)
  2. Manage scene safety including personal protective equipment in the workplace. (2, 12, 13)
  3. Determine priorities of care. (1, 2, 4, 5, 7-11)
  4. Define the role, scope of practice, legal and ethical responsibilities of an EMT. (2-4)
  5. Assess, manage, and stabilize patients of all ages suffering airway obstructions, respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest with the use of CPR, automated external defibrillator, ventilatory assistance and oxygen. (1, 6-9, 12, 16)
  6. Assess, manage, and stabilize patients of all ages with medical emergencies and emergency childbirth. (1, 6-10, 12, 14-16)
  7. Assess, manage, and stabilize patients of all ages suffering bleeding, shock, soft tissue injuries, burns, fractures, nervous system injuries, head, chest and abdominal injuries. (1, 6- 12, 14, 15)
  8. Prepare the patient for transport to an appropriate medical facility with a minimum of aggravation to the patient's illness or injury. (3, 5, 7-14)
  9. Prepare a comprehensive patient care report for each patient assessed in the hospital clinical setting. (4, 5)