Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
2 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory.2.5 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 42 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 1.5 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

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; 10/13/14

1. 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.
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.
  4. Students will learn new concepts and trends in emergency care for the prehospital care providers
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
  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
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. 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.
7. 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

8. Disciplines -
Emergency Medical Technician
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, demonstration, lab activities, case based scenarios.
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
  6. Scenario patients with multiple complications
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 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
13. Need/Justification -
This course has been approved for recertification for NREMT, Santa Clara County and State EMS Authority. this course also meets or exceeds the the requirements for the NREMT transition requirements.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-03-09 15:38:57

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines