Health and Medicine: EMT

In our Introduction to EMT course, students will learn about the Emergency Medical system in the United States, its historic background, and the role and function of the Emergency Medical Technician. Some of the topics included are the human body, some principles of emergency care, and on-scene safety and precautions. Students will get an inside look at how EMTs assess patients, some protocols and procedures for transporting patients, and how EMTs deal with varying emergencies that occur while they’re on the clock. This course helps students prepare to enter an Emergency Medical Technician certification program. 

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Basic and On Demand are always open for registration.

Plus courses are created upon request.

ONE SEMESTER COURSE

Unit 1: Preparatory

  • Introduction to EMS
  • Well-being of the EMT
  • Medical, Legal, & Ethical Issues
  • The Human Anatomy: Body Structure
  • The Human Anatomy: Body Systems
  • Vital Signs and SAMPLE
  • Lifting and Moving Patients
  • Airway Breathing

Unit 2: Patient Assessment

  • Scene Size-up
  • Initial Assessment
  • Focused History & Physical Exam - Trauma
  • Focused History & Physical Exam - Medical
  • Detailed Physical Exam
  • Communications
  • Documentation

Unit 3: Medical Emergencies

  • General Pharmacology
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Altered Mental Status
  • Allergies
  • Poisoning / Overdoses
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Behavioral Emergencies
  • OB / Gynecology

Unit 4: Trauma

  • Bleeding & Shock
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Care
  • Head and Spine Injuries

Unit 5: Infants and Children

  • Infants and Children

Unit 6: Operations

  • Ambulance Operations
  • Rescue Operations