Course Descriptions

EMS 119 - Emergency Medical Technician Recertification

3 Credits

This course is for individuals who are certified as emergency medical technicians and need recertification for previously learned material while gaining new knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be a competent, productive, and valuable member of the emergency medical services team. The course presents students with both a review and update of the topics covered in the Emergency Medical Technician course (EMS 110). This course consists of an optional written and practical skills challenge exam at the start of the class, which will help evaluate the current skill and knowledge of the refreshing EMT student and provide an opportunity for customization of the course to meet each EMT student's needs.

Prerequisite: EMS 110 or equivalent.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. In the setting of a periodic recertification course, generalize use a standardized assessment method, identify common medical emergency conditions and provide required medical interventions based on common protocols with equipment available in the basic prehospital care environment.
2. In the setting of a periodic recertification course, apply critical thinking techniques to identify appropriate actions to prevent injury and to articulate a series of actions to properly manage the situation
3. In the setting of a periodic recertification course, demonstrate proper use of medical equipment that would be available to an emergency medical technician including airway management equipment, automated external defibrillators, hemorrhage control materials, splinting materials, immobilization devices and patient assessment tools.
4. Describe changes in the practice of prehospital emergency medical care that have occurred during the time since their last certification and articulate how they will impact their practice of prehospital care

Course Offered Fall and Spring

Use links below to see if this course is offered:
Intersession 2019
Spring Semester 2019