An entry-level course into the Emergency Medical Services career field that follows the current Department of Transportation (DOT) curriculum. Satisfactory completion of this course (when taken concurrently with EMS 51) prepares this student as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for work in the pre-hospital emergency medical environment. 99 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.
The program currently offers 8 sections a year with a a cap of 45 students. These classes fill each section. The student is required to sit for a National Registry written exam and the first time pass rate is 88%.
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
· Demonstrate the use of active listening,appropriate touch and multicultural understanding of patients that foster constructive relationships in the pre-hospital setting.
· Perform assessments and treatment strategies that adhere to current national and local protocols.
· Evaluate complex sign and symptoms that will allow them to diagnose and treat patients that are ill and injured.
Limitations on enrollment include the following: AmericanHeart Association CPR Certification, Healthcare Provider level, current throughout the length of the program. Must be 18 years of age. Student must purchase a uniform and complete a background check and healthcare screening prior to the start of the program.
(Y1 or S1)
|EMS 50||Emergency Medical Technician||7.0||S1|
|EMS 51||Emergency Medical Technician-Clinical/Field||1.5||S1|
Diann Thursby · 10/15/19
Received regional recommendation at 10-14-19 IEDRC Deans Meeting.