EMT Basic Part B
Standard letter grades
Total contact hours
Department approval and EMT 151 (completed at COCC within one academic year).
Develops skills in pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Part two of two-part emergency medical service National Standards Curriculum course. Students must complete an eight-hour "shift" emergency medical services agency ride-along.
Course learning outcomes
1. Apply the basic concepts of mechanism of injury and pathophysiology to assessment and management of trauma patients.
2. Establish and/or maintain a patent airway, oxygenate, and ventilate a trauma patient.
3. Perform a proper history and comprehensive physical exam on a trauma patient and communicate the findings.
4. Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the trauma patient.
5. Safely manage the scene of an emergency involving multiple patients.
- Shock, soft tissue trauma
- Chest/abd, musculoskeletal, head/neck/spine
- Multisystem trauma, EMS ops
- Environmental, hazmat/MCI/ICS
- Communication and documentation
- OB, peds
- Patients with special challenges
Required textbook and special gear; see syllabus for details.