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EMS 123 Emergency Medical Responder
Credit Hours:  3.0
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#:  None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services. You will possess the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting for additional emergency medical services (EMS) response to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Responders perform basic intervention with minimal equipment.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: EMS 100 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the components of the Emergency Medical Systems (EMS).
2. (Knowledge Level) Describe the role and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).
3. (Application Level) Operate and safely use medical equipment, basic tools, and supplies used by the EMR.
4. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the structures of the human body.
5. (Application Level) Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
6. (Comprehension Level) Identify the steps in assessment for head and spinal injuries and in caring for facial, throat, and chest injuries.
7. (Knowledge Level) Define the limitations and actions at a suspected hazardous materials incident.
8. (Evaluation Level) Determine how to ensure a scene is safe for the EMR, team members, and victims at an accident site.
9. (Analysis Level) Determine and explain how to safely access victims trapped in vehicles.
10. (Application Level) Identify and demonstrate physical assessment and treatment needed to protect the provider and patient in a variety of emergency situations.
11. (Analysis Level) Recognize and manage life threats based on assessment findings for an acutely injured patient while waiting for additional emergency medical response.
12. (Analysis Level) Recognize shock, respiratory failure or arrest, and cardiac arrest based on assessment findings, and manage the emergency while waiting for additional emergency response.
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 the Emergency Medical Responder.
2. Meet or exceed current American Heart Association, American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), American Red Cross or other equivalent standards for CPR for the Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer.