Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
3 hours lecture-laboratory.1.5 Units

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: NoneValidation: 11/6/11

1. Description -
36 hour course which 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). 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.
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.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. 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.
3. 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.

4. 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
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. The student's grade will be determined through the use of a final exam, (an 80% must be obtained to successfully pass the course. Must achieve 75% or better for course credit
  2. Attendance of 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.
7. Representative Text(s) -
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Tenth (10) Edition Package- Jones and Barlett Publishers
ISBN 978-14496-5170-1

Foothill's Skills Manual

8. Disciplines -
Emergency Medical Technician
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, demonstration, lab activities.
10. 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
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. 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 web based resources.
    1. Audio book
    2. Chapter quizzes
    3. power points
    4. Test Preparation resources
13. Need/Justification -
This course has been approved for recertification for NREMT, Santa Clara County and State EMS Authority

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-12 10:43:15

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines