Course Content and Outcome Guide for EMS 120
- Posted by:
- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- EMS 120
- Course Title:
- EMS: First Responder
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture hours:
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Course DescriptionFor those who are usually the first person at the scene of trauma or medical emergencies including law enforcement, fire department personnel, etc. Knowledge and skills are developed 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.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1.Apply safe working practices in medical and trauma emergencies.
2.Use industry accepted verbal and written communication skills in transmitting patient care findings and treatment.
3.Demonstrate correct application of patient assessment and management skills given patient scenarios and following current field protocols.
4.Answer multiple choice questions over didactic material with 80% accuracy.
Course Activities and Design
Activities include lecture, practical lab sessions with manikins and equipment, individual and group projects, etc.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Student mastery is evaluated by both written and practical examinations, quizzes, written/oral reports, and projects.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Course content is determined by Oregon Department of Human Services Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Section, which follows National Standards based on USDOT NHTSA curricula.
Themes, Concepts, and Issues:
•Legal and Ethical Issues
•First Responder Well-
•Lifting and Moving Patients
•Patient Assessment, including calculation/computation of vital signs
•Gaining Access and Hazards on Scene
•Multiple-Casualty Incidents, Triage and Incident Management.Skills:
•Basic Life Support
•Bandaging, dressing and bleeding control
•Communications and documentation
•Lifting and moving patients.Related Instruction : FOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
If this course provides instruction related to computation, communication and/or human
relations for a certificate program, indicate the relevant outcomes, and the approximate
amount of time (hours of instruction, study or practice) a student will generally spend in
learning towards these outcomes
(Note that the outcomes identified here should appear in the list of Course Outcomes)
Instruction in: Hrs Outcomes Skills, Issues, Concepts or Course Activities
Computation: pertaining primarily to outcomes 3 and 4 above, estimated minimum time required in computation skills: 4 hours
•Student will demonstrate how to calculate and/or compute data pertinent to patient vital signs for use in assessment
•Student will interpret and apply protocols for triage and patient management
•Student will apply charts and calculations to specific patient conditions to determine field treatment.
- Demonstrate correct application of patient assessment and management skills given patient scenarios and following current field protocols.