|1. Description - |
|Intended to instruct a student to the level of Emergency Medical Technician-1 who serves as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. It is recognized that the majority of prehospital emergency medical care will be provided by the EMT-1. Includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with a fire department, or other specialized service. First of two courses required to be eligible to take the California written and practical exam for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician I.|
|Prerequisite: HLTH 55 or First Responder Course or equivalent work experience as determined by the instructor.|
|Advisory: EMT 304 and 305 may not be taken concurrently.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Emergency Medical System, the roles and responsibilities of the EMT.
- Exhibit knowledge, understanding, and application of the human anatomy.
- Demonstrate an understanding and apply good history taking, clinical decision making, to develop a working diagnosis.
- Apply your knowledge and understanding of the required medications in the scope of practice for EMT in accordance to Title 22.
- Exhibit your knowledge of airway management and ventilation of the patient.
- Explore trauma systems and develop an understanding of mechanism of injury.
- The student will demonstrate an knowledge of the cardiac system and emergencies.
- Demonstrate your knowledge of pulmonary emergencies.
- The students will learn and demonstrate their knowledge of pediatric emergencies.
- Exhibit their understanding of ambulance operations.
- The student will demonstrate and have an understanding in other medical issues.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
- Standard classroom for lecture, an area for skills practice.
- This includes CPR and FBAO, the use of AED, Airway Management and O2 therapy, Patient Survey both primary and secondary survey, bandages, and Vital Signs
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Emergency Medical System, the roles and responsibilities of the EMT.
- Well being of the paramedic.
- injury prevention.
- medical/legal issues.
- Human anatomy.
- General principles of pathophysiology.
- Life span development.
- History taking, clinical decision making, to develop a working diagnosis.
- History taking
- Patient assessment.
- Clinical decision making.
- Required medications within the scope of practice for paramedics in accordance to Title 22.
- Venous access and medication.
- Mechanism of drug action.
- Airway management and ventilation of the patient.
- Respiratory physiology.
- Airway adjuncts.
- Respiratory emergencies.
- Trauma systems and develop an understanding of mechanism of injury.
- Soft tissue injuries.
- Multisystem trauma.
- Cardiac system and emergencies.
- ECG interpretation.
- Pulmonary system and respiratory emergencies.
- Pediatric emergencies.
- Development of children.
- Pediatric assessment.
- Ambulance operations.
- Crime scene awareness.
- Hazardous material incidents.
- Other medical issues.
- GI and GU medical concerns.
- Environmental emergencies.
- Infectious and communicable diseases.
- OB and GYN emergencies.
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Written quizzes and Final written exam (achieve an 75% or better to successfully pass the course, successfully pass the skills evaluations).
- Complete a minimum 10 hours clinical experience with 5 patient write-ups.
- Must achieve a 75% or better for a course completion certificate.
- Demonstrate a professional attitude to instructors and other students and maintain a professional appearance, including wearing the program uniform, name tag, and a watch with second hand throughout program and clinical rotation.
- Written quizzes, final written exam. Must achieve 75% or better for course credit. Pass Skills test.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Mistovich, Joseph, Prehospital Emergency Care, Tenth Edition: Pearson Publisher, 2013. Package with My Brady Lab ISBN 978-01337-6656-1 |
Foothill's Skills Manual
|8. Disciplines - |
|Emergency Medical Technologies |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises. |
|10. Lab Content - |
|Skills practice to become competent for NREMT (National Register EMT) testing. Skills are, but not limited to, |
- Medical Patient Assessment
- Trauma Patient Assessment
- Airway Management
- IV Set up
- Childbirth Deliveries
- Traction Splints
- Spinal Immobilization
- Helmet Removal
|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 - |
|Weekly reading assignments per class schedule from the text. |
Session 1- Read Chapters 1&2 for the first week.
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This is first of two courses which is required for the EMT-1 certificate and eligibility for licensing as an EMT-1 in California. The student must successfully pass this section to continue on to subsequent sections. |