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HO 130
Emergency Medical Technician Program


Credits: 10
Clock Hours per Quarter: 150

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50    Lab Hours:90    Clinical Hours: 10


Description
Instruction in delivering proper emergency care to the sick and injured in a pre-hospital setting. The overall goals are to save lives, reduce complications, and combine effective interpersonal communication with medical knowledge and skills for every patient. The course follows the DOT EMT curriculum with the addition of Washington State objectives as required by the Washington State Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical and Trauma Services. Students completing this course may participate in the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMT examination and upon affiliation with a WA State approved EMS agency be certified by WA DOH as an EMT. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the EMT Program.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate proficiency in delivering proper emergency care.
  • Demonstrate proper use of medical terminology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills appropriate to the Emergency Medical Technician's role as per DOT standards.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills appropriate to EMS providers.
  • Define scope of practice as it applies to the EMT in WA State.

  • Course Topics
  • CPR/FBAO
  • HIV/AIDS/BBP
  • Medico-legal concerns, no CPR
  • The human body
  • Lifting and moving
  • Airway adjuncts and oxygen therapy
  • Scene size up
  • Vital signs and sample history
  • Focused history and physical exam(trauma)
  • Bleeding, shock, PASG
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Musculoskeletal care
  • Traction splints
  • Head/neck/spine
  • General pharmacology
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Acute abdominal emergencies
  • Diabetic emergencies/altered LOC
  • Infant and child
  • Geriatrics
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • Behavioral emergencies
  • Allergic reactions/poisoning/overdose
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Gaining access, incident command, hazmat
  • Emergency vehicle operations
  • Introduction to EVAP
  • Bioterrorism

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HO 130
    Fall 2004
    1190
    Tad Cowell


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
    X
     
     
    X
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.