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FSC 238 Vehicular Extrication and Victim Stabilization
Credit Hours:  2
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Participative course designed for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Incorporates new knowledge and skills necessary to access, extricate, and care for victims of crash incidents. Provides exposure to scene management, including size-up, disentanglement, victim stabilization for single and multi-victim situations, hazardous materials incidents, integration of local emergency medical services (EMS) for patient assessment and management, and standard operating procedures to selected victim scenarios.

Prerequisites: Basic EMT certification, or equivalent, nurse with emergency department, and permission of EMS Dept.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Identify, apply and provide emergency assessment and care to victims of single- or multi-vehicle crash incidents.
2. (Evaluation Level) Manage a situation that poses a threat to a rescuer, victim and/or bystander(s).
3. (Application Level) Utilize proper protective clothing and safety equipment during all procedures.
4. (Application Level) Demonstrate how to access a patient separated by adverse terrain, water, mountains, or structural damage.
5. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between gaining access and disentanglement.
6. (Synthesis Level) Deduce and perform the easiest appropriate entry technique to victims entangled in a wrecked vehicle as rapidly as possible.
7. (Analysis Level) Differentiate and relate disentanglement methods to remove a victim from a wrecked automobile using extrication tools.
8. (Evaluation Level) Protect, lift, carry and immobilize the victim during all procedures.
9. (Analysis Level) Analyze and demonstrate victim care, immobilization and stabilization skills according to local EMS protocols and the national and state Basic EMT curriculum.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Outcomes to be measured by Basic EMT curriculum of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standards, Module 7: Gaining Access and Rescue Operations.
2. Gain access to a victim separated by adverse terrain, water, mountains or structural damage.
3. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1670 standard.