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Effective: Summer 2015

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Students must either possess a current EMT-1 certificate or a certification which has been expired for no more than 24 months (must complete before the end of that month); current certification in American Red Cross CPR-BLS for the Professional Rescuer or American Heart Association CPR for the Healthcare Provider.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: None
2 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (42 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Student will assess simulated patients and develop an appropriate treatment plan for the patients conditions, utilizing critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of updated policies, regulations and other related topics in EMT required information for refresher.
  • Demonstrate skills required to receive refresher in American Heart Association Health Provider CPR with 86% pass rate.
Description -
This course meets the education requirements as specified by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority, the Emergency Medical Authority of Santa Clara County and the National Registry of EMT (NREMT) of 40 hours. Intended for both pre-employed personnel and those persons currently employed by a fire department or ambulance service within the County of Santa Clara. Review and update the knowledge and skills required for basic certification. Students maintaining their National Registry of Emergency Technicians (NREMT) certification will meet the NREMT transition requirements with this course.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Student will learn the guidelines for refreshing their certification. Discuss the policies and procedures of Continue Education and personal studies in major topics in the EMT Book being used for recertification
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge of updated policies, regulations, and other related topics in the EMT field required for certification.
  3. Demonstrate skills required to receive re-certification in EMT.
  4. Students will learn new concepts and trends in emergency care for the prehospital care providers
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Classroom should be available to serve as a practice area (one instructor for every ten students) for lab sessions.
  2. Practice area should be carpeted and large enough to accommodate ten students, one instructor for lab time, and the necessary equipment and medical supplies.
  3. Tables should be available for practice areas, with appropriate and sufficient equipment with medical supplies.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. General review of continuing education requirements for EMT certification/re-certification.
  2. Will include.
    1. Human Anatomy and Physiology
    2. Respiratory and Cardiovascular emergencies
    3. Asthma, COPD, CHF etc.
    4. Alter Level of Consciousness
    5. Using the mnumonic - A, E, I, O, U - T, I, P, S
    6. Legal Aspects
    7. OB and Pediatric Emergencies
    8. Musculoskeletal injuries and Spinal Immobilization
    9. Backboard and strapping techniques
    10. Triage, Extrication and removal of trauma patient
  3. Students will learn new and updated skills and be evaluated on those techniques
  4. Students will discuss and learn current emergency assessment and treatment plans for the sick and injured through case based scenarios
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Final exam, (an 80% must be obtained to successfully pass the course. Must achieve 75% or better for course credit
  2. Participation in all required sessions.
  3. Skills proficiency is evaluated on a Pass/Fail basis according to the skills standards from the Skills Packet. Skills to be tested include but limited to: Primary Survey, Patient Evaluation, CPR, Airway Management, Traction Splint, AED, KED, Bleeding Control, Helmet Removal, Emergency Childbirth.
Representative Text(s) -
Mistovich, J. Joseph. Prehospital Emergency Care Tenth (10) Edition Package- Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Publishers, m 2010.
ISBN 0-13-336913-7
EMR Skills Manual

Disciplines -
Emergency Medical Technician
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, demonstration, lab activities, case based scenarios.
Lab Content -
Student will attend scheduled lab days to practice skills for final testing. Examples of skills, but not limited to,
  1. Airway Management
  2. Patient Evaluation
  3. Spinal Immobilization and Helmet Removal
  4. OB
  5. Traction Splint
  6. Scenario patients with multiple complications
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Weekly reading assignments, students will read 1 to 5 chapters per week. Self study using text books and web based resources.
    1. Audio book
    2. Chapter quizzes
    3. power points
    4. Test Preparation resources
    5. Develop clinical cases that will be presented in class