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    Jan 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMS 003 - Emergency Medical Technician 1

Number of Credits: 6
Emergency Medical Technician 1 provides training for those interested in obtaining their National Registry EMT certification. The first semester of a two-semester course covering: medical, legal and ethical issues, basic anatomy and physiology, patient care management, medical emergencies, basic cardiac life support, respiratory emergencies and pharmacological treatments. Includes the first semester of the lecture and laboratory elements required for State of Maryland Emergency Medical Technician and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician certification course sequence. Classroom hours will be during the week, laboratory hours will be scheduled on weekends. Forty-five hours of classroom instruction, twenty one hours of asynchronous lecture hours and forty-eight laboratory hours. Additional $150 fee required. Students must be 17 or older to enroll. Students must be affiliated with a Maryland fire station to obtain a MIEMSS license. Hours vary each week. Six Credits. Six credits.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the purpose of EMS Systems. (EMT 4, Gen Ed 1)
  2. Explain behavioral expectations for the EMT: Medical/Legal and Ethics issues, in addition to Communication, and Documentation within the scope of practice for an EMT. (Gen Ed 7)
  3. Recognize the need for and implement appropriate strategies for airway management. (Gen Ed 2,3)
  4. Recognize shock and appropriately apply resuscitation initiatives within the scope of practice for an EMT. (Gen Ed 2,3)
  5. Explain the significance of vital signs, patient monitoring devices and therapeutic communication techniques. (Gen Ed 1,2,3)
  6. Describe basic human anatomy and physiology concepts. (Gen Ed 1,2,3)
  7. Utilize medical terminology appropriately. (Gen Ed 1,2,3)
  8. Demonstrate basic patient assessment skills, both medical and trauma. (Gen Ed 2,3)
  9. Verbalize an entry level understanding of EMS Operations: MCI (Multiple Casualty Incident), IMS (Incident Management System), EMS Response to Terrorism involving WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) and Hazardous Materials. (Gen Ed 1,7)
  10. Apply basic principles of (emergency) pharmacology. (Gen Ed 2,3)
  11. Define the following medical emergencies and describe appropriate treatment measures within the scope of practice for an EMT: Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Seizures and Syncope, Anaphylactic Reactions, Abdominal, Gynecological, Genitourinary, and Renal Emergencies. (Gen Ed 2,3)

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