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HO 135
Advanced EMT


Credits: 9
Clock Hours per Quarter: 103

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:77    Lab Hours:26


Description
This course is advanced training for current EMTs seeking additional credentialing by WA DOH and complies with DOT and WA DOH required curriculum. Healthcare topics and continuing educaiton are offered as they relate to the direct care provider/Advanced EMT. Instruciton will be given in starting IVs and airways, endotracheal intubation, in-depth patient assessment, and administering aspirin, albuterol, dextrose, epinephrine, naloxone, and nitroglycerin chemicals. Prerequisite: At least one year service as EMT, affiliation with local fire department or EMS agency. Instructor permission required.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Describe AEMT roles and responsibilities within an EMS system and how these roles and responsibilities differ from other levels of providers.
  • Discuss the legal and ethical issues that impact the decisions made in the out-of-hospital environment.
  • List the essential elements of patient assessment, care and transport.
  • Demonstrate accurate knowledge of anatomy and physiology and how they relate to the provision of emergency care at the AEMT level.
  • Integrate the principles of history taking and techniques of physical exam to perform a scene size-up, initial assessment, focused history and physical exam, detailed physical exam and an ongoing assessment.
  • Apply a process of clinical decision making to use the assessment findings to help form a field impression.
  • Establish and/or maintain a patient airway, oxygenate, and ventilate a patient utilizing a Multi-lumen airway or an endotrachical tube.
  • Integrate all assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the chosen treatment plan for the bleeding patient or the patient in shock.
  • Safely and precisely access the venous circulation, establish and IV and and administer fluids intravenously.
  • Demonstrate the accurate use of emergency pharmacology in the treatment of out-of-hospital emergencies and safely and precisely perform medication administration.
  • Use assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the management plan for the patient experiencing a cardiac emergency.
  • Use assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the management plan for the patient with respiratory, diabetic, neurological, endocrine, anaphylactic, environmentally-induced, or toxicological emergencies.
  • Integrate all assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the management plan for the pediatric emergency patient.
  • Integrate all assessment findings to formulate and implement the treatment plan for the geriatric patient.

  • Course Topics
  • Section 1 - Preparatory
    Roles and responsibilities of the AEMT, medical/legal issues and ethics, documentation
  • Section 2 - Essentials
    Overview of human systems, patient assessment, clinical decision making, airway management and ventilation for AEMT and Airway Technicians, assessment and management of shock
    * Intravenous & Intraosseous Line Placement and Infusion
  • Section 3 - Pharmacology and Emergency Care
    Pharmacology of emergency AEMT medications
  • Section 4 - Special Considerations
    Pediatrics, geriatrics

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    Two Year Projected Schedule

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