Emergency Medical Technician
300 clock hours
Course Description:A basic course designed to provide the student with the knowledge and basic skills necessary to provide effective emergency care of the sick and injured. Theoretical instruction, lab and selected clinical experiences are provided. The goal of the EMS Department is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Tina Maloy, Program Director
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Books: Contact Chipola Bookstore for prices
Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Advantage Package, Twelfth Edition, ISBN: 9781284243758
- Official College polos (2)
- Official College t-shirts (2)
- Navy blue EMS pants (2)
- Black belt
- Black socks
- Black boots
- ID Badge
- Blue ink pen
- Pen Light
- Trauma Shears
- Watch with second hand
See first-day handout.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
EMT 1 Demonstrate knowledge and skills as it pertains to introductory curricula of EMS systems, basic prehospital care, the health care system, research, public health, workforce safety and wellness, documentation, quality improvement, communication and medical/legal and ethics.
EMT 2 Demonstrate knowledge and skills as it pertains to anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, lifespan development, airway management, respiration, ventilation, oxygenation, and artificial ventilation, medical terminology and pharmacology.
EMT 3 Demonstrate knowledge and skills as it pertains to shock and resuscitation.
EMT 4 Demonstrate knowledge and skills pertaining to patient assessment and examination to culturally sensitive, and diverse populations for medical and/or traumatic emergencies.
EMT 5 Demonstrate knowledge and skills pertaining to ambulance operations and scene
EMT 6 Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to apply for the state EMT licensure examination and employment.
Course-level learning outcomes:
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Apply fundamental knowledge relative to the multiple determinants of professional roles and responsibilities of the emergency medical services system as well as emergency medical services system operations, basic prehospital care, the health care system, research, public health, workforce safety and wellness, documentation, quality improvement, communication and medical/legal and ethics as a pre-hospital emergency care provider, health care system, and public health.
Apply a fundamental knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pathophysiology, and lifespan development, airway management including oxygen administration, airway adjunct application, ventilation, oxygenation, and artificial ventilation, medical terminology, and pharmacology relative to patient assessment in determining emergency medical care administration.
Apply fundamental knowledge to perform age-related management of shock and resuscitation.
Apply scene information to guide emergency management of patients by using scene size up information, patient findings related to primary and secondary assessment, patient history, and reassessment.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills to enhance the ability to analyze and develop the most effective means of caring for culturally sensitive and diverse patient populations.
Demonstrate management of pre-hospital care for caring for a medical and/or trauma patient including but not limited to neurologic emergencies, gastrointestinal/urologic emergencies, immunologic emergencies, endocrine/hematologic emergencies, cardiovascular emergencies, respiratory emergencies, and toxicological emergencies, bleeding, soft-tissue injuries, face and neck injuries, head and spine injuries, chest injuries, abdominal/genitourinary injuries, orthopedic injuries, and environmental emergencies, psychiatric emergencies, gynecologic/obstetrical, neonatal care, pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and patients with special challenges.
Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of professional roles and responsibilities of the emergency medical services system as well as emergency medical services system operations as a pre-hospital emergency care provider.
Demonstrate effective EMS operations, transport operations, lifting and moving patients, vehicle extrication, special rescue, incident management, and terrorism response.
Demonstrate effective operational roles and responsibilities to ensure patient, public, and personnel safety in performing emergency care and operational aspects as a pre-hospital care provider.
Demonstrate effective knowledge and skills of the three domains (cognitive, psychomotor, and affective) to successfully apply for state licensure and employment.
EMT 1- EMT 6
Sk. Check, JP, OT, UT, Q, CF, SP, SD, Clincials, Intern
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
Lecture is the primary method of instruction covering topics primarily from the textbook. The presentation is enhanced by overhead slides, class demonstrations, board illustrations, and role-play. Students are responsible for any material contained within the assigned chapters of the textbook, as well as any material covered during lecture. Students should read the text, take lecture notes, complete study packs and review the online supplemental information in order to prepare for the chapter tests. The students’ understanding of the material and familiarity with the terminology will be assessed using a variety of written examinations, quizzes, practical demonstrations, and simulation. Students will also complete skills, clinicals and internships for evaluation by a preceptor.
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