Exercise, Sport and Health Education 440

ESHE 440: Emergency Medical Technician

Prerequisites: Current American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR certification or equivalent approved by instructor

Credit Hours: (6)

Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Exam required for the Commonwealth of Virginia EMT certification. This course meets all the educational requirements for the certification process as specific in the regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Detailed Description of Content of Course

The course will have three components (1) didactic/lecture, (2) skills labs, and (3) a ride along for field experience to meet the requirements of the National Registry of EMT Exam required for the Commonwealth of Virginia EMT certification. Content includes: the EMS Systems; Workforce Safety and Wellness; Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues; Communications and Documentation; Medical Terminology; the Human Body; Life Span Development; Lifting and Moving Patients; Patient Assessment; Airway Management; Principles of Pharmacology; Shock; BLS Resuscitation; Respiratory Emergencies; Cardiovascular emergencies; Neurologic Emergencies; Gastrointestinal and Urologic Emergencies; Endocrine and Hematologic Emergencies; Immunologic Emergencies; Toxicology; Psychiatric Emergencies; Head and Spine Injuries; Chest Injuries; Abdomnial and Genitourinary Injuries; Orthopaedic Injuries; Environmental Emergencies; Obstetrics and Neonatal Care; Pediatric Emergencies; Geriatric Emergencies; Patients with Special Challenges; EMS Operations; Transport Operations; Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue; Incident Management; Terrorism Response and Disaster Management; the Team Approach to Healthcare; National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 700, 800; Mass Causality Incident Response.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Content will be delivered online and in-person.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

At the completion of this course, each student will be able to:
1) Describe the role of the EMT in health care
2) Define EMT scope of practice
3) Define ans use medical terminology appropriately
4) Perform the skills essential to the EMT according to state and natinoal Standards:
    a. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
    b. Infection Control Procedures
    c. Lifting and Moving Patients
    d. Patient Ventilation
    e. Airway Control
    f. Oxygen Administration
    g. Patient Assessment
    h. Medication Administration
    i. Automoated External Defibrillation
    j. Wound Care and Bleeding Contrl
    k. Musculoskeletal Injury Stabilization
    l. Spinal Injury Stabilization
    m. Ambulance Operations

Assessment Measures

May include but are not limited to:

Written exams, Practical/skills exams, Quizzes, Case presentations.

Other Course Information

Students will be required to purchase a textbook with online access.

Review and Approval

March 30, 2017