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Program Contacts

Program Director Ken Schoch (928) 717-7942
Instructional Specialist Erin Elsner (928) 717-7993
Dean John Morgan (928) 717-7721

Quick Facts


About the Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

The Emergency Medical Technician certificate (EMS 132) provides fundamental knowledge about emergency medical procedures and techniques. These include artificial respiration, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, control of bleeding, splinting, extrication and light rescue, and ten hours of hospital training and observation to give Emergency Medical Technicians improved clinical knowledge of the profession. Successful completion of EMS 132, with a grade of “C” or better, qualifies the student to take the National Registry of EMT Certification examination for EMT.

Note: This certificate is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To explore other financial aid opportunities, please visit the YC Answer Center.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

 

  1. Perform one and two person cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the adult, child and infant patient according to the latest American Heart Association, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider standards. (EMS 132)
  2. Manage scene safety including personal protective equipment in the workplace. (EMS 132)
  3. Determine priorities of care. (EMS 132)
  4. Define the role, scope of practice, legal and ethical responsibilities of an EMT. (EMS 132)
  5. Assess, manage, and stabilize patients of all ages suffering airway obstructions, respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest with the use of CPR, automated external defibrillator, ventilatory assistance and oxygen. (EMS 132)
  6. Assess, manage, and stabilize patients of all ages with medical emergencies and emergency childbirth. (EMS 132)
  7. Assess, manage, and stabilize patients of all ages suffering bleeding, shock, soft tissue injuries, burns, fractures, nervous system injuries, head, chest and abdominal injuries. (EMS 132)
  8. Prepare the patient for transport to an appropriate medical facility with a minimum of aggravation to the patient’s illness or injury. (EMS 132)
  9. Prepare a comprehensive patient care report for each patient assessed in the hospital clinical setting. (EMS 132)
 

Program-Specific Requirements

Course Course Title Hours
EMS132 Emergency Medical Technician

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
EMS 132. Emergency Medical Technician (10). Principles and techniques of emergency medical care as performed by the EMT Basic in accordance with national and state curriculum. Preparation for the National Registry of EMT Certification Examination. Requirements: TB skin test or chest x-ray within 6 months and photo id. Must demonstrate reading proficiency at the 10th grade level (minimum Compass reading score of 77) and be 17.5 years of age at the start of class. Nine lecture. Three lab. (A-F grading only.)

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
2. EMS history and systems
3. EMS safety and wellness
4. Medical, legal and ethical issues
5. Communication and documentation
6. Basic anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, patient assessment and triage
7. Lifespan development
8. Airway management, respiration and ventilation
9. Medical emergencies including respiratory, cardiac, stroke, diabetic, anaphylaxis, poisons, diseases, environmental and behavioral, emergency childbirth and associated management principles
10. Bleeding, shock and associated management principles
11. Soft tissue injuries, burns, fractures, head, chest and abdominal injuries, nervous system injuries and associated management principles
12. Special patient populations
13. EMS operations
14. Intravenous monitoring
15. Blood glucose monitoring
16. Epinephrine auto-injector

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Perform one and two person cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the adult, child and infant patient according to the latest American Heart Association, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider standards. (1, 5, 7, 8)
2. Manage scene safety including personal protective equipment in the workplace. (2, 12, 13)
3. Determine priorities of care. (1, 2, 4, 5, 7-11)
4. Define the role, scope of practice, legal and ethical responsibilities of an EMT. (2-4)
5. Assess, manage, and stabilize patients of all ages suffering airway obstructions, respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest with the use of CPR, automated external defibrillator, ventilatory assistance and oxygen. (1, 6-9, 12, 16)
6. Assess, manage, and stabilize patients of all ages with medical emergencies and emergency childbirth. (1, 6-10, 12, 14-16)
7. Assess, manage, and stabilize patients of all ages suffering bleeding, shock, soft tissue injuries, burns, fractures, nervous system injuries, head, chest and abdominal injuries. (1, 6- 12, 14, 15)
8. Prepare the patient for transport to an appropriate medical facility with a minimum of aggravation to the patientís illness or injury. (3, 5, 7-14)
9. Prepare a comprehensive patient care report for each patient assessed in the hospital clinical setting. (4, 5)

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