Sep 29, 2023  
2022-23 BTC Catalog 
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EMS 125 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

12 CR

This course covers the basic structure of EMS, and the fundamentals of emergency patient care. Topics include EMS systems, workplace safety and wellness, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, vital signs, airway management and patient assessment. It also covers the common medical conditions, emergencies, and field treatment for acutely ill patients by EMS responders. Topics include cardiovascular, respiratory, neurologic, psychiatric, endocrine and other non-traumatic medical emergencies. The student will learn how to deal with injuries caused in traumatic accidents, emergencies in special patient populations, such as pregnancy, neonates and pediatrics, and geriatrics. Students will also learn about other specialized EMS Operations, to include emergency vehicle safe driving practices, incident management, interfacing with Advanced Life Support, and disaster response. A cumulative capstone written and practical skills exam will be given at course/series completion.
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the EMT program

ACCUPLACER Reading 247 or higher OR RDG 085  with a C or higher

ACCUPLACER Writing 245 or higher OR ENGL 092  with a C or higher

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