This course develops skills and training at the basic life support (BLS) level. Includes signs and symptoms of illness and injury, initial treatment, stabilization, and transportation. Focus on: airway management, and patient assessment. Required: Student Petition.
Continuation of EMT-101. This course focuses on: medical and trauma emergencies, special patient populations and EMS operations. Includes 20 hours of observational time in an emergency department and with an EMS unit.
Introduces the student to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Examines the career path for paramedics. Explores structure and function of EMS systems. Includes roles and responsibilities, operations, medical-legal consideration, stress management, blood borne pathogens, and other Oregon specific content.
This introductory course provides a basic overview of the rescue related roles EMS providers perform on scene. Students have an opportunity to participate in hands-on learning throughout the course. Topics include the Incident Command System (ICS), low angle rope rescue, vehicle extrication with heavy tools, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), water rescue, hazardous materials response and mass casualty incidents. Students will need additional training and industry certification not included in this course. This course will give the students the foundation they need for further learning in these topic areas.
This course instructs EMS providers in the safe and efficient transportation of sick and injured patients. The focus is on establishing and maintaining a culture of safety with emergency vehicle operations. Students will analyze emergency vehicle crashes and will learn and practice safety skills and habits as both the emergency vehicle operator and occupant. Topics include Oregon revised statutes and administrative rules which pertain to emergency vehicle operations, vehicle inspections and maintenance, mapping and route planning, coordination with air medical transportation and how to safely lift and move patients using manual and mechanical methods. This Emergency Transportation class also provides a professional emergency vehicle operator certification, incorporating the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) EMS Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS) curriculum within the class. Upon successful completion, students receive the 4-year EVOS certificate.
Covers principles of communication via verbal, written and electronic modes in the provision of EMS. Documentation of the elements of patient assessment, patient care and transport, communication systems, radio types, reports, codes and correct techniques.