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EMT Part II

Course Number: EMS 106
Transcript Title: EMT Part II
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: September 25, 2013
Total Credits: 5
Lecture Hours: 40
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP
Fee: $50

Prerequisites

EMS 105 with a “C” or better at CGCC within the previous 5 terms; current HCP CPR card

Course Description

Continues EMS 105. Develops the basic knowledge and skills necessary to treat victims of trauma, patients that present with special challenges, and sick and injured pediatrics. Expands knowledge and understanding of special incidents that the Emergency Medical Technician may encounter in the field such as mass-casualty incidents, hazardous materials, motor vehicle collisions, and acts of terrorism. Includes preparation for state and national licensing exams. Requires passing criminal background check and drug screen before placement into mandatory clinical observation in hospital emergency department and ambulance ride-along experience. Prerequisite: completion of EMS 105 with a “C” or better at CGCC within the previous 5 terms; current HCP CPR card.

Intended Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the course will:

  1. Identify and use various tools needed to care for the sick and injured patient at an EMT level.
  2. Assess and implement appropriate interventions/treatments at the EMT level.
  3. Abide by the State, National and local protocols governing EMTs.
  4. Be prepared to take the state and national EMT certification exams.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Because the role of an EMT often places the person in life and death circumstances, the assessment and grading of the students in this class will be held to the highest levels. Students must maintain an average in the class on ALL written tests with a score of 70 or above and prove mastery of ALL skill stations.

Students will be expected to show completion of the entire workbook by the end of the course and have it reviewed by the instructor on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the student to keep up with missed assignments and tests.

Course Activities and Design

This course will be a combination of lecture and lab in most sessions. Many of the course topics require more hands‐on practice than others. The student will need to read the textbook and complete the workbook prior to each of the lecture/labs on the subject of the session. Videos and power point presentations will play a major role in the lecture format. The course follows the design and objectives of the EMT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Curriculum.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Abdominal emergencies
  • Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Hematologic and Renal Emergencies
  • Bleeding and shock
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Chest and Abdominal Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Trauma to the Head, Neck and Spine
  • Multi‐system Trauma
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Patients with Special Challenges
  • Special Response Situations

Department Notes

If not beginning EMS 106 in the term immediately following successful completion of EMS 105, resubmission of evidence of meeting mandatory information to the EMS Program Coordinator is required. Contact the department for details.

Clinical requirements for course:

  • Recent TB Surveillance of a 2-step negative TB skin test or a Quantiferon Gold test or clear chest x-ray and negative symptom review (within last 12 months)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) 2 doses on or after first birthday or laboratory evidence of immunity
  • Tetanus (within past 5-10 years)
  • Hepatitis B immunization series started (1st HBV vaccination required before permission is given to register)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) immunity
  • Influenza vaccination (for Fall or Winter enrollment)

National Registry EMT and Oregon EMT testing:

On completion of the entire EMS sequence (EMS 105 and EMS 106), students are eligible to apply for licensing testing. At that time the Oregon Health Division requires individual "yes or no" responses to the following questions:

  1. Do you or have you been diagnosed with any mental or physical impairment(s), within the last 10 years, that may affect your ability to perform ALL the essential duties and functions of an emergency medical technician at this level of certification?
  2. Have you ever engaged in excessive or habitual use of any chemical substances for other than legitimate medical purposes or been treated for addiction or dependency?
  3. Have you ever engaged in habitual use of alcohol or received treatment for alcoholism within the last 10 years?
  4. Have you ever been convicted of any misdemeanor, felony or other crime, except for minor traffic infractions, under the laws of any state, the United States, or a foreign country? Minor traffic violations need not be reported; felony or misdemeanor traffic crimes and any violation involving driving while impaired, intoxicated, or under the influence of any drug or alcohol MUST be reported.
  5. If you have been or are certified as an EMT in this or any other state, have you ever been disciplined by your employer or supervising physician, within the last 10 years (including but not limited to restricted scope of practice, suspension, letter of reprimand, etc.), in connection with inappropriate or unprofessional conduct or questionable medical care or procedures or policies?
  6. If you have been or are certified as an EMT or other certified or licensed health care provider, have you ever been named in a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice or misconduct?

To take the National Registry exam, applicants must be at least 18 years old on the day of the exam.