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Basic EMT Certificate
Semester Hours:  9.5
Effective Term: Fall 2014
Prerequisites: 9th grade reading level, immunizations and CPR certification
Corequisites: None

Program Description: Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Completion for students who successfully complete EMS100 (CPR for Professionals) and EMS125 (Basic EMT).

Recommended Proficiencies: 1. Student must successfully pass EMS100- CPR for Professionals and receive a course completion card.
2. Student must successfully pass EMS125- EMT and be scheduled to take the National Registry of EMT exam.

Course Requirements
Basic EMT Certificate (9.5 Credits)

Ninth grade reading level, immunizations, CPR Certification-Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer

Core Requirements (9.5)
EMS100 CPR for Professionals (.5)
EMS125 Emergency Medical Technician (9)

Other Requirements
Students must receive a course completion card and be scheduled to take the National Registry of EMT exam.

Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain the need for CPR training.
2. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the methods to manage an obstructed airway in a conscious/ unconscious patient.
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain the steps to manage a patient in respiratory arrest.
4. (Evaluation Level) Describe and evaluate the functions of the EMS system.
5. (Knowledge Level) Define components of the EMS system.
6. (Knowledge Level) Identify personal protective equipment and body substance isolation techniques.
7. (Knowledge Level) Define EMT scope of practice.
8. (Knowledge Level) Define patient consent and refusal and other EMS legal considerations.
9. (Knowledge Level) Identify body systems and anatomical/positional terms.
10. (Evaluation Level) Differentiate different types of suctioning devices and techniques and compare the use and effectiveness of each.
11. (Application Level) Apply oxygen therapy equipment and the administration of oxygen.
12. (Application Level) Apply initial assessment techniques and ongoing assessment.
13. (Analysis Level) Identify the difference between trauma patient assessment and medical patient assessment.
14. (Analysis Level) Analyze and compare psychological/ personality characteristics between pediatric age groups, the adolescent and the geriatric patient.
15. (Analysis Level) Distinguish and analyze anatomical and physiological differences between pediatric patients, adolescents and geriatric patients.
16. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the EMS communications system.
17. (Analysis Level) Identify medications that EMTs can administer and differentiate indications and contraindications.
18. (Comprehension Level) Explain respiratory anatomy/physiology, breathing difficulties and treatment.
19. (Evaluation Level) Identify cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiac disorders and management and evaluate EMT responses to each.
20. (Application Level) Show cardiac arrest management techniques.
21. (Analysis Level) Distinguish anaphylaxis from mild allergic reactions and treatment methods.
22. (Knowledge Level) Outline management of poisoning and overdoses and environmental emergencies.
23. (Evaluation Level) Identify and evaluate obstetric and gynecological emergencies and their management.
24. (Knowledge Level) List the management of the multiple medical patient and behavioral emergencies.
25. (Application Level) Demonstrate management of musculoskeletal, head and spine injuries.
26. (Application Level) Demonstrate gaining access, rescue operations and the transporting of patients.
Standards for Program
1. Current American Heart Association Health Care provider for CPR.
2. Current American Safety and Health Institute for CPR Professionals.
3. Current State of Arizona Dept. Of Health Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Technician EMT level.
4. Current National Highway Safety Transportation Administration.
5. Current National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.