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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course Description

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-PROGRAM 229 Clock Hours

 

Course Description: The Emergency Medical Technician 229 hour program is designed to train the lay person in emergency medical care in the pre-hospital environment. It is the entry level of training in the Emergency Medical Services career field. The program follows the current Department of Transportation (DOT) EMT curriculum. The program instructs the student in medical practices available to pre-hospital personnel, precise patient assessment and management of trauma and medical emergencies, airway management, resuscitation and pharmacological interventions. This program will develop the student's confidence, knowledge and skills in performing critical assessment and management of patient's with medical and trauma related life threats. It also focuses on development of the EMT’s critical role as a team member during patient crisis situations. 

 

EMT101 Section 1-Orientation

Students will be orientated to the rules that govern students in and out of the facility, review the agencies policies and procedures that apply to them, HIPPA requirements, Bloodborne Pathogens and complete the Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support Course.

(Lec 6.0 Hrs, Cl 0.0 Hrs, Lab 2.0 Hrs – QCH)  [Co-requisites: EMTLAB]

 

EMT102Section 2-Prepatory

Students will be introduced to EMS through the history of the profession, including the history of EMS. Orient the student to the importance of balance in the EMS Professional’s life and work. Demonstrate and discuss the importance of the legal aspects of treating patients. Review proper documentation and communication between prehospital professionals and clinicians in other healthcare arenas. Develop the entry level EMT’s lifting and moving of patients, to ensure the well being of both patient and professional

(Lec 14.0 Hrs Cl 0.0 Hrs, Lab 4.0 Hrs – QCH)  [Prerequisites: EMT101]

 

EMT103 Section 3-Airway

A patient’s airway is paramount in managing an emergent patient. This section will prepare the student in the assessment, management and skills necessary to properly manage a patient with an emergent airway, as well as the proper treatment and application of oxygen, metered-dosed-inhalers, Albuterol and other psychomotor skills needed to manage the stable and unstable patient in the prehospital environment.

(Lec 4 Hrs, Cl Hrs 0.0 Hrs, Lab 2.0 Hrs – QCH)  [Prerequisites: EMT101 & EMT102]

 

EMT104 Section 4-Assessment

This section will teach the fundamentals of patient assessment to the EMT student, as well as communication skills required to interact with other healthcare professionals. This section will also instill the importance of accurate and legible legal documentation that is required for continuity of care as well as insurance processing.

(Lec 10.0 Hrs, Cl 0.0 Hrs, Lab 2.0 Hrs – QCH)  [Prerequisites: EMT101, EMT 102 & EMT103]

 

EMT 105 Section 5-Medical Part 1

The EMT will need to develop a fundamental understanding of pharmacology and the medications that are allowed to be dispersed in the emergency environment, how to manage patients experiencing respiratory emergencies, cardiovascular emergencies and patients experiencing altered mental status. This section will introduce and refine the EMTs understanding of these emergencies as well as how to manage them in the prehospital setting.

(Lec 8.0 Hrs, Cl 0.0 Hrs, Lab 4.00 Hrs – QCH)  [Prerequisites: EMT101, EMT102, EMT103 & EMT104]

 

EMT 106 Section 6-Medical Part 2

The EMT will need to develop a fundamental understanding of how to manage patients experiencing allergic reaction and anaphylaxis, poisonings & overdose, patients suffering environmental emergencies, behavioral emergencies and patients experiencing assault & abuse. This section will introduce and refine the EMTs understanding of these emergencies as well as how to manage them in the prehospital setting.

(Lec 8.0 Hrs, Cl 0.0 Hrs, Lab 8.0 Hrs – QCH)  [Prerequisites: EMT101, EMT102, EMT103, EMT104 & EMT105]

 

EMT 107 Section 7 Trauma Part 1

The EMT will need to develop a fundamental understanding of how to manage patients that have experience a minor or significant traumatic event that has assaulted the patient’s body systems. This section will introduce and refine the EMTs understanding of the various types of traumatic injuries encountered in the field and how to manage them in the prehospital setting.

(Lec 8.0 Hrs, Cl 0.0 Hrs, Lab 4.0 Hrs – QCH)  [Prerequisites: EMT101, EMT102, EMT103, EMT104, EMT105 & EMT106]

 

EMT 108 Section 8 Trauma Part 2

The EMT will need to develop a fundamental understanding of how to manage patients that have experience a minor or significant traumatic event that has assaulted the patient’s body systems. This section will introduce and refine the EMTs understanding of the various types of traumatic injuries encountered in the field and how to manage them in the prehospital setting.

(Lec 8.0 Hrs, Cl 0.0 Hrs, Lab 8.0 Hrs – QCH)  [Prerequisites: EMT101, EMT102, EMT103, EMT104, EMT105, EMT106 & EMT107]

 

EMT 109 Section 9 Obstetrics & Pediatrics

The EMT will need to develop a fundamental understanding of how to manage patients that have experience an obstetric/gynecological emergencies, as well as the management of the pediatric patient with pediatric specific emergencies. This section will introduce and refine the EMTs understanding of the various types of OB/Gyn and pediatric emergencies encountered in the field and how to manage them in the prehospital setting.

(Lec 6.0 Hrs, Cl 0.0 Hrs, Lab 8.0 Hrs – QCH)  [Prerequisites: EMT101, EMT102, EMT103, EMT104, EMT105, EMT 106, EMT107 & EMT108]

 

EMT 110 Section 10 Operations

The EMT will need to develop a fundamental understanding of the operations that may be encountered in the EMS Profession. The operations of ambulances and the equipment that is carried on the ambulance, how to gain access to a vehicle or a structure to remove an entrapped patient, disaster management, dealing with weapons of mass destruction and managing patients involved in a hazardous materials release are all functions that an EMT may become involved with. This course will introduce the student to all of these various aspects that may be encountered in the job of an EMT.

(Lec 20.0 Hrs, Cl 0.0 Hrs, Lab 4.0 Hrs – QCH)  [Prerequisites: EMT101, EMT102, EMT103, EMT104, EMT105, EMT106, EMT107, EMT108 & EMT109]

 

EMT 111 Section 11 Career Preparation

The EMT will need to develop a fundamental understanding of how to seek employment in the EMS career field. This course of study will assist the student in developing resumes, interviewing techniques, testing preparation and introduce the perspective employee to perspective employers in an environment that will assist the EMS professional’s abilities to seek employment.

(Lec 20 Cl Hrs, Lab 20 Hrs – QCH)  [Prerequisites: EMT101, EMT102, EMT103, EMT104, EMT105, EMT106, EMT107, EMT108, EMT109 & EMT110]

 

EMT 112 Section 12 EMT Clinical Rotations

This Section will allow the EMT student to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in EMT Program to the healthcare setting.  This is considered the "clinical" portion of program.   You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the clinical. Each student will observe and assist hospital personnel for up to 12 hours in an emergency department.  Additionally, each student will observe and assist prehospital care providers by riding along in a BLS ambulance unit for 24 hours. The clinical portion of the program is reserved for the latter half of the semester after the student has mastered several basic concepts.  The hours of clinical rotation are arranged through the Clinical Coordinator and the instructor oversees the student in the clinical setting either directly or indirectly.  Each student must correctly and appropriate conduct a minimum of twenty (20) patient assessments, which include a head-to-toe exam and interviewing the patient to obtain the patient's SAMPLE history.

(Lec 0.0 hrs, Cl Hrs 36, Lab 0.0 Hrs – QCH)  [Co-requisites: EMT101, EMT102, EMT103, EMT104, EMT105, EMT106, EMT107, EMT108, EMT109 & EMT110]

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