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EMS 101 First Care
Credit Hours:  0.5
Effective Term: Fall 2008
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 0.5 lecture
Times for Credit: 2
Grading Option: Both A/F and S/U

Description: A course to train a lay person to provide care for patients suffering sudden illness or injury. Focus is on providing immediate care until EMS personnel arrive. Successful students fulfill OSHA, specific business or industry job requirements.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Define the components of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system .
2. Define and describe the role and responsibility of the first care provider.
3. List and safely use medical equipment, basic tools, and supplies used by the first care provider.
4. Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
5. Identify and perform physical assessment and primary treatment needed to protect the provider and the patient in a variety of emergency situations.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Meet or exceed current American Heart Association, ASHI, Red Cross or National Safety Council for CPR (http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3035517).
2. Meet or exceed current OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) for airborne, and bloodborne pathogens (www.osha.gov).
3. Meet or exceed current National Safety Council on First Aid, by successful completion of practical and verbal examinations (http://www.nsc.org/issues/firstaid.htm).