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. Identify common medical emergency conditions using a standardized assessment method.
2. Apply critical thinking techniques to identify appropriate actions to prevent injury.
3. Memorize common medical terminology and abbreviations used in the prehospital care environment.
4. Communicate effectively and efficiently with constituent groups such as: patients, family, other emergency responders and medical personnel.
5. Provide required medical interventions based on current protocols.
6. Demonstrate proper use of medical equipment that would be available to an emergency medical technician.
7. Explain the fundamentals of emergency response operations.
8. Act as an integral component of a multi-agency emergency response.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2016