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 medical
emergencies, as well as medical emergencies of varying types and causes, perform lifting and moving
techniques and light extrication. The student will summarize and interpret legal responsibilities of safe
ambulance operations; evaluate psychological and physical factors affecting safe emergency vehicle
operations, incident command, hazardous materials incidents, crime scene awareness, rescue
awareness. The student will demonstrate techniques for gaining access to the patient, patient
movement, and recognize and manage situations posing threats to patients, EMT's or bystanders. The
course includes, principles of safely operating a ground ambulance, and current required NIMS and
Hazardous Materials training. Additionally, the student will describe current EMS law as it applies to the
EMT. The course does include lab and field rotations.
This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.
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