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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, skills, and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. 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. This course integrates knowledge of the EMS systems, safety/well being of the EMT, and medical, legal, and ethical issues, which is intended to improve the health of EMS personnel, patients, and the community. Successful completion of this course leads to eligibility to take New York State EMT Certification Exams.

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Critical Thinking and Reasoning Competency

MCC General Education: MCC-HW - Health and Wellness (MHW), MCC-VE - Values and Ethics (MVE)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Develop a patient diagnosis in the prehospital environment by obtaining patient history, performing a physical exam, and performing appropriate diagnostic tests within the scope of the practice of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
2. Apply a systematic problem-solving approach to the development of a patient care plan to include problem identification, information acquisition, information analysis, prehospital diagnosis, selection of treatments, and evaluation.
3. Consider the medical, legal, or ethical aspects in making decisions in the prehospital environment.
4. Formulate a prehospital patient care plan based on the patient’s clinical presentation.
5. Implement a prehospital patient care plan based on the patient’s clinical situation.
6. Apply medical terminology to precisely describe patient conditions and treatments in the prehospital care environment.
7. Select appropriate infectious disease control measures based on the potential risks present.
8. Communicate effectively with patients and others involved with the patient’s care to include obtaining patient history, informing patient of potential actions to be taken, and to obtain informed consent to treat.
9. Describe the anatomy of the human body's systems.
10. Summarize the functions of the human body's systems.
11. Implement personal safety practices to include prevention of work-related injuries, personal wellness awareness, reduce health related risks, and violence in the workplace.

Course Offered Fall; Spring

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Spring Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024