2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Aug 03, 2020  
2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EMSP 1110 - Introduction to the EMT Profession


Prerequisite: Program Admission;  ALHS 1090  and ALHS 1011  or BIOL 2113  and BIOL 2113L  and BIOL 2114  and BIOL 2114L , ENGL 1010  or ENGL 1101 , MATH 1012  or MATH 1111  or MATH 1103 , and PSYC 1010  or PSYC 1101  
This course serves as the introductory course to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession. It orients the student to the prehospital care environment, issues related to the provision of patient care in both in-hospital and out-of-hospital circumstances. It further provides foundational information upon which subsequent curriculum content is based so that successful completion of this content increases the potential for success in subsequent courses and should allow students to apply the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained in order to effectively communicate and function safely, ethically and professionally within the emergency medical services environment. Topics include: Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Pathophysiology, CPR for HCP, EMS Systems, Research, Workforce Safety and Wellness, Documentation, EMS System Communication, Therapeutic Communication, Medical/Legal and Ethics, Public Health, Principles of Safely Operating a Ground Ambulance, Incident Management, Multiple Casualty Incidents, Air Medical, Vehicle Extrication, HazMat, MCI due to Terrorism/Disaster, and Life Span Development.  Students enrolled in this course will be assessed a $131.50 supply fee in addition to tuition and fees.  Fees are subject to change at the end of any semester. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab -2. Credit hours: 3 (F, Sp, Su)