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EMT Basic Day Course (10 Week)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Define and discuss the EMT Scope of Practice according to the National Registry of
    Emergency Medical Technician’s
  • Describe the components of an EMS system that must be in place for a patient to receive
    emergency medical care. Describe the purpose of the National Registry of Emergency Medical
    Technicians.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the upper and lower airways. Describe common
    pathophysiologic problems leading to airway obstruction. Recognize patients who have an
    inadequate airway and demonstrate how to correct the problem.
  • Explain the ongoing nature of scene size-up beyond the initial moments at the scene.
    Explain the purpose of the primary assessment. Identify the vital signs used in pre-
    hospital patient assessment. Differentiate between trauma patients with a significant
    mechanism or injury and those without a significant mechanism of injury. Discuss how
    to communicate effectively by radio with dispatch and hospital personnel.
  • List the drugs in the EMTs scope of practice. Describe the names, indications,
    contraindications, side effects, forms, and routes of administration. Describe the
    characteristics of the oral, sublingual, inhaled, intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous,
    and endotracheal routes of administration.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system. Define Acute Coronary
  • Syndrome and identify the common signs and symptoms. Discuss the management of a
    patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome. Demonstrate the management of patients with
    different clinical presentations and their treatment modalities.
  • Identify signs, symptoms, and treatment of the sick or injured patient as outlined in the
    National Education Standards developed by the U.S Department of Transportation
    (D.O.T.)
  • Safely and accurately perform the skills to assess and treat the sick or critically injured
    patient within the EMT Scope of Practice.
  • Explain the role of the EMT within the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system.
  • Demonstrate the ability to differentiate between a critical and non-emergent patient
    care presentation.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the emergency setting.
  • Competently pass the National Registry of EMT’s exam.
  • Interactive teaching methods will be incorporated in the EMT program.
  • Students will participate in the “hands-on” skill’s sessions, to acquire competency to
    perform as an EMT in the pre-hospital setting.
  • PowerPoint lecture presentations with the students actively taking notes, such as Cornell
    notes, to assist in the retention and summarization of the subject matter presented.
  • Patient care scenario presentations will be given to each student to elicit critical thinking
    and the proper patient care treatment modalities.
  • Patient care documentation will be practiced based on the patient’s complaints and
    treatments.
  • Proper radio communication skills will be practiced to allow for the accurate patient
    information to be transferred to the receiving emergency room(s).
  • On-line practice National Registry EMT exams, to prepare for the successful completion
    of the EMT students certification process.

This course provides training in all elements of pre-hospital, basic life support in accordance
with the standards prescribed by the California Administrative Code, Title XXII and by the
local emergency medical services agency. Instruction includes scene management, OB/GYN
emergencies, patient assessment, shock, airway management, immobilization, dressing and
bandaging, extrication and rescue, to include cultural diversity and sensitivity to issues,
communications and other emergency responses. Course context is taught through lectures,
teacher demonstration, self-directed instruction, skills laboratory and unpaid practical
experience in a community classroom (hospital and field sites).

MORE COURSE INFORMATION

Course Purpose: The purpose of the Emergency Medical Technician Program is to educate and train the public in the identification and treatment of life threatening emergencies, to care for the critically ill and injured, and to deliver optimal pre-hospital emergency patient care, that meets and exceeds the local and national EMS standards.

Prerequisites

  • Highly suggested that students have taken an Anatomy & Physiology class, Medical
    Terminology, and/or Emergency Medical Responder programs.
  • Background Check, without a Felony conviction.
  • Current immunizations (Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Tuberculosis test, within the last (6)
    months, Tetanus, and Hepatitis B titers.)
  • High School Diploma or GED completed, for the adult student.
  • High School students must be (18) years of age by the mid-term, or before, and not be
    behind in high school credits to enroll.
  • High School students will need to find transportation to their clinical and field
    internships.

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