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EMT- Basic

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, HEALTH  AND HUMAN SERVICES

HSC 126 Emergency Medical Technician -  Basic

Abbreviated Course Outline

 

INTRODUCTION

The  training course described herein provides the basic education of the emergency medical technician.  The course covers all techniques of emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the emergency medical technician as well as all operational aspects of the job which he/she will be expected to perform.

 

The course emphasizes the development of student skill in recognition of signs and symptoms of illnesses and injuries and application of proper procedures of emergency medical  care.  As such, reliance is placed heavily on demonstration and practice as learning methods.  Each module allows practice of specific skills covered in the lesson.  Test  and evaluation sessions are designed to assure attainment of proficiency in all skills.

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE  (The complete set of the NYS EMT-Basic course objectives can be obtained from the Instructor or the Coordinator of the Emergency Medical Care Program.)

 

Upon completion of this class students will be able to:

 

1.  Demonstrate the procedure for evaluation of a patient with suspected                                 respiratory distress, including the evaluation of general appearance, respiratory rate, depth, pulse and lung sounds.

 

2.  Demonstrate, in the correct sequence, the procedure for opening an obstructed airway.

 

3.  Demonstrate the procedure for one and two person cardiopulmonary resuscitation on adults, CPR on infants and children and other basic and advanced life support techniques.

 

4.  Identify the probable cause and signs and symptoms of problems of the central nervous system.  Demonstrate the treatment for problems involving the central nervous system.

 

5.  Demonstrate the techniques for controlling hemorrhage.

 

6.  Demonstrate the treatment for various types and degrees of burns, including the probable signs and symptoms.

 

7.  Demonstrate the treatment for problems involving the Musculoskeletal System, including the techniques of immobilization with the traction splint, air splint, rigid splint and frac-pack.

 

8.  Demonstrate, on an obstetrical manikin, the procedure for the preparation of a woman and delivery of an infant in a cephalic birth.

 

9.  Demonstrate, on a CPR manikin, the application and operation of a semi-automatic external defibrillator and integrate this skill into the treatment of a cardiac arrest patient.

 

 

10. Demonstrate the appropriate procedure for dealing with emotionally disturbed patients.

 

11. Demonstrate the various aspects of basic disentanglement.

 

12. Define the overall roles and responsibilities of the EMT in performing both the emergency care and operational aspects of his/her job.

 

13. Develop and demonstrate skill in diagnosis and emergency treatment procedures.

 

14. Develop and demonstrate skill in the use of care for all equipment required to accomplish his/her job.

 

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE

1.  All students are expected to attend every class session.  Therefore, attendance is required for all lecture and laboratory sessions.  Students are responsible for all that transpires in class whether or not they are in attendance.  Suffolk County Community College defines excessive absence or lateness as more than the equivalent of one week of class meetings during the normal semester (more than one absence during the summer session).  Excessive absence or lateness will result in failure of the course.  Excessive absence will prohibit the student from receiving academic credit and taking the New York EMT-B Certification Examination. Any two lates, returning to class late after the break, leaving class for any reason, or leaving class early will count as one absence.

 

2.  Each student must successfully complete all skill objectives as identified in the New York State EMS Program Student Manual.  Students who do not successfully complete all skills will not be eligible to sit for the New York State Practical and Written Certification Examination and will fail the course.

 

3.      In addition to classroom time, each student must complete a  24 hour (3 separate 8 hour sessions is preferred ) clinical observation in the Emergency Department  at University Hospital at Stony Brook or Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.  Evaluation will be performed by a physician or nurse preceptor.  All required health forms and immunizations must be completed prior to beginning clinical time.   This clinical observation must be completed and the College Evaluation Forms submitted to the instructor by the last class meeting before the NYS  Practical Skills Examination. The College Evaluation Forms must be stamped in and out in the EMS Office at University Hospital or signed by the appropriate preceptor at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.  No form from University Hospital will be accepted if it is not stamped in and out.

 

NO STUDENT WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF INCOMPLETE FOR FAILING TO COMPLETE THIS COMPONENT OF THE COURSE.  STUDENTS WHO DO NOT COMPLETE THEIR CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS PRIOR TO THE NYS PRACTICAL SKILLS EXAMINATION WILL FAIL THE COURSE.

 

4.  Successful completion of the course may permit students to be tested and certified in New York State by the Department of Health as Emergency Medical Technicians - Basic upon application to the Department (see Examination and Grading Policy).

 

5.  Homework assignments will be collected on a prescribed schedule.  Missed or incomplete assignments will prevent students from sitting for examinations and academic credit will not be given.

 

6.  Some class sessions may be held off campus or on Saturday.  Students will be notified of these dates as early as possible.  Students are required to attend these sessions.

7.  Each student must submit a research paper on a topic selected from the textbook. Students must submit three topic choices to the instructor before _______ for approval.  The research paper should be five typewritten pages (double spaced, one inch margins all around) with an abstract to be used for the oral presentation.  The research paper will be due on ________.  No student will pass this course without submitting a research paper.

8.  Each student must give a five minute oral presentation on the topic of their research on the date assigned by the instructor.  No student will pass this course without giving their oral presentation.