This course is the first of a two part series that will prepare students to enter the workforce as an emergency medical service provider. Topics include airway management, patient assessment, and treatment/stabilization for common medical emergencies. Required: Student Petition.
This course is the second of the two part series that will prepare students to enter the workforce as an emergency medical service provider. Topics include patient assessment, treatment/stabilization for environmental and trauma emergencies, providing emergency care to special patient populations and EMS operations. Includes 20 hours of observational time in an emergency department and with an EMS unit. Upon successful completion, students will qualify to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians cognitive certification exam.
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.
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.