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Emergency Medical Services


Course Name Credits Description
EMS 100 Introduction to Emergency Medical Services 3

Covers the roles and responsibilities of the EMT, emergency medical services system, medical-legal considerations, major incident response, hazardous materials awareness, and stress management. Audit available.

EMS 105 EMT Part I 5

Explores the legal and ethical issues encountered by the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Develops an understanding of basic human anatomy and physiology in addition to medical terminology. Introduces the necessary skills to assess patients by focusing on the signs and symptoms related to the respiratory, cardiac and endocrine systems.  Course sequence requires mandatory orientation, passing criminal background check and drug screen. Part 1 of the 2-part Oregon EMT course. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 90, MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores; current HCP CPR card. Audit available.

EMS 106 EMT Part II 5

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 specific 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 meeting Oregon Health Authority Standards for health profession student clinical training, including immunizations, TB screening and the ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen before placement into mandatory clinical observations in hospital emergency department and ambulance ride-along experience.  Prerequisites: completion of EMS 105 with a “C” or better at CGCC within the previous 5 terms; current HCP CPR card.

EMS 113 Emergency Response Communication/Documentation 2

Covers principles of therapeutic communication, verbal, written, and electronic communications in the provision of EMS; documentation of elements of patient assessment, care, and transport; communication systems, radio types, reports, codes, and correct techniques. Prerequisite: EMS 105 and EMS 106. Audit available.

EMS 114 Emergency Response Patient Transportation 2

Covers ambulance operations, laws, maintenance and safety, emergency response driving and route planning. Prerequisite: EMS 105.

EMS 115 Crisis Intervention 3

Prepares the student to better understand an emotional crisis and the causes of stress. Explores how to assist others as well as themselves in dealing with stress during a crisis. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores.  Audit available

EMS 116 Emergency Medical Services Rescue 3

Covers the elementary procedures of rescue practices, systems, components, support and control of rescue operations including ladder procedures and basic rescue tools. Introduces techniques and tools of patient extrication, emphasizing application to traffic accidents. Prerequisite: EMS 105.

EMS 120 Emergency Medical Services: First Responder 3

Trains those who are usually the first person at the scene of trauma or medical emergencies, including law enforcement, fire department personnel, etc. Develops the knowledge and skills to provide basic care for trauma, medical and environmental emergencies; evaluation of scene and patients; and appropriate access and use of the Emergency Medical Services System.  Must be 16 years of age. Audit available.

HE 113 First Aid and CPR/AED Professional Rescuers/Healthcare Providers 1

Introduces basic first aid knowledge in the home, work, and community environment. Students gain knowledge and skills to perform Health Care Provider Level BLS and AED for adults/children/infants. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver First Aid card and an AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider card. Recommend: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores.

Faculty and Staff

Namesort icon Title Email Phone
Tony DePinto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Instructor (541) 506-6141
Tamara Eidler Emergency Medical Services Lab Assistant (541) 506-6141
Manuel Irusta Manuel Irusta Emergency Medical Services Instructor (541) 506-6141
Angela Johnston Angela Johnston Nursing & Health Occupations Administrative Assistant (541) 506-6141
Clay McCrea Clay McCrea Emergency Medical Technology Instructor (541) 506-6141
Marcus Van Laar Emergency Medical Services Instructor (541) 506-6141