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EMS 125 Emergency Medical Technician
Credit Hours:  9
Effective Term: Fall 2014
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 9 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
Cross-Listed: None

Description: This course follows the current EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum and Arizona State Department of Health Services-EMS Division State statutes. The curriculum emphasizes cognitive, affective and psychomotor objectives. This is a State-approved program with a medical director and is updated to State standards as required by the ADHS.

Prerequisites: EMS100 or current proof of AHA Health Care Provider Card or ASHI Professional Rescuer Card, RDG091, Vaccination record: TB Skin Test within last 6 months, MMR, Tetanus and Diptheria within last 5 years.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Module 1 Preparatory
1. (Knowledge Level) Introduction to Emergency Medical Care - Defines the EMT candidate with the introductory aspects of emergency medical care.
2. (Knowledge Level) Describes the roles and responsibilities of the EMT-Basic, quality improvement, and medical direction.
3. (Synthesis Level) Well-Being of the EMT-Basic - Explain the emotional aspects of emergency care, stress management, introduction to Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), scene safety, body substance isolation (BSI), personal protection equipment (PPE), and safety precautions that can be taken prior to performing the role of an EMT-Basic.
4. (Comprehension Level) Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues - Define the scope of practice, ethical responsibilities, advance directives, consent, refusals, abandonment, negligence, duty to act, confidentiality, and special situations such as organ donors and crime scenes.
5. (Evaluation Level) The Human Body - Evaluate the EMT-Basic knowledge of the human body.
6. (Knowledge Level) Define an overview of the body systems, anatomy, physiology and topographic anatomy.
7. (Evaluation Level) Baseline Vital Signs and SAMPLE (Signs/Symptoms, Allergies, medications, past medical history, last oral intake and events) History - assess and record a patient's vital signs and a SAMPLE history.
8. (Application Level) Lifting and Moving Patients - Perform practical skills of lifting and moving of patients

Module 2 Airway
9. (Comprehension Level) Define the common airway anatomy and physiology, how to maintain an open airway, pulmonary resuscitation, variations for infant and children and patients with laryngectomies.
10. (Evaluation Level) Evaluation of the use of airways, suction equipment, oxygen equipment/delivery systems and resuscitation devices including the use of CO2 devices.

Module 3 Patient Assessment
11. (Evaluation Level) Explain the EMT-Basic's ability to evaluate a scene for potential hazards, determine the number of patients, if additional help is necessary and evaluates the mechanism of injury or nature of illness.
12. (Knowledge Level) The knowledge to perform an initial assessment. Knowledge of performing a general impression, determining responsiveness, assessment of the airway, breathing and circulation.
13. (Knowledge Level) The knowledge to perform a focused history and physical exam on a trauma patient.
14. (Knowledge Level) Provide the knowledge to perform a focused history and physical exam on a medical patient.
15. (Knowledge Level) The knowledge to perform a detailed physical exam.
16. (Knowledge Level) The knowledge to perform an on-going assessment.
17. (Knowledge Level) Describe the components of a communication system, radio communications, communication with medical direction, verbal communication, interpersonal communication and quality improvement process.
18. (Comprehension Level) Assists the EMT-Basic in understanding the components of the written report, special considerations regarding patient refusal, the legal implications of the report and special reporting situations.

Module 4 - Medical/Behavioral Emergencies and Obstetrics/Gynecology
19. (Knowledge Level) Provide students with a basic knowledge of pharmacology, providing a foundation for the administration of medications given by the EMT-Basic and those used to assist a patient with self-administration.
20. (Comprehension Level) Describe the components of the respiratory anatomy and physiology. Instruction on assessment of the respiratory difficulty and emergency medical a care of respiratory problems, and the administration of prescribed inhalers.
21. (Comprehension Level) Describe the components of the cardiovascular system, an introduction to the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease, administration of a patient's prescribed nitroglycerin, and use of the automated external defibrillator.
22. (Knowledge Level) Teach the student to recognize the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, and to assist the patient with a prescribed epinephrine auto-injector.
23. (Application Level) Teach the student to recognize the signs and symptoms of poisoning and overdoses. Application and the administration of activated charcoal.
24. (Knowledge Level) Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat and cold exposure, as well as the emergency medical care of these conditions. Discuss aquatic emergencies, bites, and stings.
25. (Synthesis Level) Discuss behavioral emergencies and the management of the disturbed patient. Practice restraining the combative patients.
26. (Knowledge Level) Describes the anatomical and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy, demonstrate normal and abnormal deliveries, summarize signs and symptoms of common gynecological emergencies and neonatal resuscitation.

Module 5 Trauma
27. (Comprehension Level) Review the cardiovascular system, describes the care of the patient with internal and external bleeding, signs and symptoms of shock (hypoperfusion), and the emergency medical care of shock (hypoperfusion).
28. (Knowledge Level) Describes the anatomy of the skin and the management of soft tissue injuries and the management of burns. Practice techniques of dressing and bandaging wounds.
29. (Knowledge Level) Describe the musculoskeletal system before recognition of signs and symptoms of a painful, swollen, deformed extremity and splinting.
30. (Knowledge Level) Describe the anatomy of the nervous system and the skeletal system. Injuries to the spine and head, including mechanism of injury, signs and symptoms of injury, and assessment. In emergency medical care, the use of cervical immobilization devices and short and long back boards. Perform and describe helmet removal and for infant/child considerations.

Module 6 Infants and Children
31. (Knowledge Level) Describe the developmental and anatomical differences in infants and children, discuss common medical and trauma situations, and infants/children dependent on special technology.

Module 7 Operations
32. (Knowledge Level) Describe the information needed to function in the prehospital environment. Describe responding to call, emergency vehicle operations, transferring patients, and the phases of an ambulance call.
33. (Knowledge Level) Describe the integration of the EMT with the paramedic partner.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Meets or exceed current standards of the USDOT NHTSA National EMT Standards.
2. Meets or exceed current statutes, standards, rules and regulations of the Arizona State Dept. of Health Services-EMS Division.
3. Meets or exceed current skills and standards according to National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.