Course: EMS 2013  EMS OPERATIONS

Subject: Emergency Medical Sciences

Prerequisites: Corequisite - EMS 1018 Basic Emergency Medical Technology

Credits: 3 CREDITS

Description: The student will summarize and interpret legal responsibilities of safe ambulance operations in Oklahoma; evaluate psychological and physical factors affecting safe emergency vehicle operations. The student will discuss medical incident command, hazardous materials incidents, crime scene awareness, rescue awareness, & operations, and ground crew training. The student will demonstrate techniques for gaining access to the patient, disentanglement, patient movement, and preparation for transport and recognize situations posing threats to patients, EMT's or bystanders and describe correct management of these situations. This course includes crew resource management principles, principles of safely operating a ground ambulance, and current required NIMS and HAZWOPER training.