Simi Institute for Careers & Education | Evaluated Learning Experience
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) AH 203
215 hours (20 weeks).
April 2017 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: establish a therapeutic and culturally-appropriate patient relationship using professional communication; demonstrate basic life support skills designed to preserve life; communicate both orally and written with healthcare professionals in a manner set by the medical community; demonstrate proficiency in use of Advanced Life Support Equipment; select and administer the appropriate drug for an identified emergent condition according to local and national protocol and evaluate the patient's response to the therapy; identify potential scene safety threats, and when necessary, intervene using fundamental crisis intervention techniques; explain basic human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology related to human development and how it is relevant to providing emergency medical care; display professional behaviors complimentary to the profession through sound ethical decision making; practice emergency medicine under the scope of practice set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and use critical thinking skills to confidently and effectively manage emergency situations.
This course covers EMS systems; workforce safety and wellness; medical, legal and ethical issues; medical terminology; lifespan development; lifting and moving patients; patient assessment; airway management; principles of pharmacology; shock; EMT skills; BLS resuscitation; respiratory emergencies; cardiovascular emergencies; neurologic emergencies; gastrointestinal emergencies; endocrine and hematologic emergencies; immunologic emergencies; toxicology; psychiatric emergencies; gynecologic emergencies; trauma; FEMA; bleeding; soft tissue injuries; face and neck injuries; head and neck injuries; head and spine injuries; environmental injuries; chest injuries; obstetrics and neonate care; geriatric emergencies; vehicle extrication and special rescue; incident management; terrorism response, and disaster management. Prerequisite: High school diploma or equivalent recommended.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Allied Health (4/22).