Course Descriptions

EMS 110 - Emergency Medical Technician

6 Credits

This course is designed for students to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The primary focus of the EMT is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. The course will teach the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The EMT is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Successful completion of this course leads to eligibility to take New York State EMT Certification Exams. Seventy-two instruction hours, seventy-two laboratory hours. A minimum of 10 hours additional clinical (experiential) time is required outside the regular class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Demonstrate assessment methods for medical or traumatic emergency medical conditions using an integrated critical thinking and systematic assessment approach.
2.Identify common medical terminology or abbreviations used in the prehospital care environment.
3.Communicate effectively and efficiently with patients, family, other emergency responders or medical personnel.
4.Demonstrate prehospital medical interventions appropriate to an Emergency Medical Technician's (EMT's) scope of practice.
5.Demonstrate appropriate emergency response procedures when responding to a call.
6.Select appropriate infectious disease control measures relating to health and safety.
7.Demonstrate personal safety and emergency care precautions to prevent work related injuries or violence in the workplace.
8.Describe components of Emergency Medical Systems (EMS).
9.Explain appropriate medical, legal, or ethical issues pertinent to prehospital care.
10.Perform a self-assessment to form the foundation of a personal wellness plan, which may include strengths and weaknesses for reducing risks related to personal health practices, disease processes, or injury risks.
11.Describe the anatomy of the human body's systems.
12.Describe the functions of the human body's systems.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018
Summer Session 2018