EMT 151 : Emergency Medical Technician Part A

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EMT Basic Part A



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Department approval, WR 065 (or higher) or minimum placement Wr/COMM Level 9; and MTH 015 (or higher) or minimum placement Math Level 7.


Develops skills in pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Part 1 of 2-part National EMS Standards Curriculum course. Students must complete an eight (8) hour "shift" hospital field experience. Required prior to first class: documentation of cleared criminal history check, current immunizations, current American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider (CPR) certification.

Learning outcomes

1. Identify the roles and responsibilities of an EMT within an EMS system; apply the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology and pharmacology to assessment and management of emergency patients; be able to properly administer medications and communicate effectively with patients.
2. Establish and/ or maintain a patent airway, oxygenate and ventilate a patient.
3. Take a proper history and perform a comprehensive physical exam on any patient and communicate the findings to others.
4. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the following: the trauma patient; the medical patient; patients with common complaints; neonatal, pediatric, geriatric patience, diverse patients and chronically ill patients.
5. Safely manage the scene of an emergency.

Content outline

• Intro to EMT 151; bloodborne pathogens; privacy; introduction to ethics
• Medical terminology; AP
• Patient assessment; vital signs
• Secondary assessment; airway
• Ventilation; respiratory distress/respiratory disease
• Pharmacology/medication administration
• Cardiac complaints
• AMS/diabetes; poison/OD
• Allergic reaction, Anaphylaxis
• Acute abdomen
• Psychiatric Renal and hematology emergencies
• Critical thinking

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Requires a textbook and special gear; see syllabus for details.

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