Course: EMS 1018  BASIC EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

Subject: Emergency Medical Sciences

Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures

Credits: 8 CREDITS

Description: The student will be able to do the following by describing the role of the Emergency Medical Technician in an emergency medical services system, perform patient assessment on patients with traumatic injuries and patients with medical emergencies, manage a multi-casualty incident including triage, correctly manage traumatic injuries to the body and its systems, as well as medical emergencies of varying types and causes, perform lifting and moving techniques and light extrication. Additionally, the student will describe current EMS law as it applies to the EMT. A field and hospital practicum are an integral part of the course, for which liability insurance, a student uniform, and a physical, including certain immunizations, are required.