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EMS 123 First Responder
Credit Hours:  3.0
Effective Term: Fall 2008
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lecture
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: A comprehensive course to train a lay person to provide first response care for patients suffering sudden illness or injury. Designed for members of law enforcement agencies, industry and the private sector.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Define the components of the Emergency Medical Systems.
2. Define and describe the role and responsibility of the First Responder.
3. List and safely use medical equipment, basic tools, and supplies used by the First Responder.
4. Identify and describe the structures of the human body.
5. Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
6. Identify the steps in assessment for head and spinal injuries and in caring for facial, throat, and chest injuries.
7. Define limitations and actions at a suspected hazardous materials incident.
8. Demonstrate how to evaluate and provide safety for self, team members, and victims at an accident site.
9. Demonstrate how to safely access victims trapped in vehicles.
10. Identify and perform physical assessment and treatment needed to protect the provider and patient in a variety of emergency situations.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Meet current National Highway Safety Transportation Administration(NHSTA) and Dept. of Transportation (DOT) standards Modules 1-7 and EMS Operations for EMS First Responders (http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/portal/site/nhtsa/menuitem.2a0771e91315babbbf30811060008a0c/).
2. Meet or exceed current American Heart Association, American Safety and Health Institute(ASHI), Am. Red Cross or other equivalent standards for CPR for EMS First Responders (http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3035517).