Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
EMS 114
Course Title:
Emergency Response Patient Transportation
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Course Description

Covers ambulance operations, laws, maintenance and safety, emergency response driving and route planning. Prerequisites: EMS 105, WR 121. Recommended: EMS 106.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:
Perform the transportation functions of the job of Paramedic.

Course Activities and Design

The material in this course will be presented in both lecture and lab formats. Other educationally sound methods may be employed such as discussion, guest lectures, group projects, and role playing.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will detail the methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. The methods may include one or more of the following tools: written and practical skills examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, small group problem solving of questions arising from application of course concepts and concerns to actual experience, research and writing assignments, and role playing.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

A. Emergency response driving laws; ORS 820.300-380
B. KKK ambulance standards; End-stage vehicle manufacturing standards; state rules and regulations
C. Emergency vehicle operations: driving skills, vehicle checks, maneuvering skills, staging or positioning, and on-scene warning devices D. Emergency response driving techniques and experience
E. Laws of motion
F. Vehicle maintenance, safety checks, and inspection
G. Map books and route selection

Related Instruction

Hours: 6


Perform the transportation functions of the jobs of Paramedic.


Student calculation of various distances based on speed, road, and environmental conditions: stopping distance, following distance, etc.
Used both in lecture/content presentation and applied to practice on the field driving range of the course.

November 2009