Notes On Course Syllabus

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College of The Desert
Course Syllabus

Semester: Spring 2014
Course: Emergency Medical Technician EMT 084 Section 6171
Prerequisites: Eng 50
Advisory: Human Anatomy and Physiology; Basic Arrhythmias; Medical Terminology; Computer Keyboarding

Course Description: This course prepares the student to successfully complete the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician test as required for certification by the State of California Emergency Services Authority. Information included in the program will enable the student to perform safely and effectively as an entry-level EMT with the ability to recognize and treat patients experiencing traumatic injuries and medical conditions in the field and clinical setting. The students will learn and practice the EMT role in basic extrication procedures and multicasualty incidents. The EMT program includes classroom lecture, practical application and weekly assignments. Students are required to complete clinical rotations in an emergency department and field rotations in a Paramedic staffed ambulance. Students are required to complete homework on a weekly basis, wear a uniform and adhere to strict professional standards.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students completing the program will be able to perform these skills:

Communication Skills: Demonstrate occupational specific communication skills including: apply reading and writing skills to complete a job application and interview; use appropriate terminology; communicate and work effectively with diverse groups.

Critical thinking Skills: Recognize and assess the nature and seriousness of patient’s condition to identify requirements for emergency medical care and transport; apply reading, writing and math skills to identify and communicate the patient’s condition and identify appropriate intervention.

Ethics: Practice within the regulatory boundaries of an EMT as prescribed by statute, standard and recognized ethical and compassionate best practices.

Personal Development: Obtain a position in the EMT field and continue to advance knowledge.

Information Competency: Utilize technology to obtain and transmit patient assessment data.

Pass National Registry Exam: EMT-Basic on first attempt.

Perform safely and effectively as an entry-level EMT.

Day, Time And Location Of Class Meeting: Class meets Monday at 1800-2105 at the Roy Wilson Training Center in 1000 Palms. In addition to class meetings, there are online assignments and testing to be completed. There are 48 field hours that are required to complete this program. These are assigned during the semester.

Instructors and contact information: Julie Reyes, EMT Jim Brakebill, EMT

Office Hours: After class.

Required Text: Prehospital Emergency Care, Tenth Ed. Mistovich / Karren
ISBN: 13: 978-0-13-345797-1

Supplemental Reading(s) and/or materials: Tabors Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary current edition; A Brief Atlas of the Human Body, current edition.

A current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR card is required prior to attending the clinical / field portion of the program.

Required Equipment: Stethoscope Trauma shears Blood pressure cuff Respirator N95 (Hepmask) Watch with second hand 3-ring binder Penlight Loose leaf (binder) paper Safety goggles / glasses Black-ink pens College-issued