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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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EMS 1015 - Emergency Medical Responder

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course delivers the National EMS Educational Standards adopted by the state of Minnesota for Emergency Medical Responder educational requirements. This course provides the EMR student the necessary knowledge and skill to manage patient care until the arrival of ambulance personnel at a scene of a medical or trauma emergency. Obtaining AHA Healthcare Provider CPR certification is a component of this course. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements. Upon successful completion, a student is eligible to acquire state of Minnesota EMR certification, pending Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) verification. A student who has committed a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony may not qualify to gain initial certification in the state of Minnesota as an Emergency Medical Responder (formerly First Responder).
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Airway Airway Management Healthcare Provide CPR
  2. EMS Operations Lifting and Moving Patients Transport Operations Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue Incident Management
  3. Medical Medical Emergencies Poisoning and Substance Abuse Behavioral Emergencies Environmental Emergencies
  4. Patient Assessment Scene Size-Up Primary Assessment History Taking Secondary Assessment Reassessment
  5. Preparatory EMS Systems Workforce Safety and Wellness Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues Communications and Documentation The Human Body
  6. Special Patient Populations Childbirth Pediatric Emergencies Geriatric Emergencies
  7. Trauma Bleeding, Shock and Soft Tissue Injuries Injuries to Muscles and Bones

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. apply knowledge (fundamental depth, foundational breadth) of general anatomy and physiology to assure a patent airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration while awaiting additional EMS response for patients of all ages.
  2. recognize and manage life threats based on simple assessment findings for a patient with special needs while awaiting additional emergency response.
  3. recognize and manage life threats based on assessment findings of a patient with a medical emergency while awaiting additional emergency response.
  4. use scene information and simple patient assessment findings to identify and manage immediate life threats and injuries within the scope of practice of the emergency medical responder (EMR).
  5. use simple knowledge of the emergency medical services (EMS) system, safety/well-being of the emergency medical responder (EMR), and medical/legal issues at the scene of an emergency while awaiting a higher level of care.
  6. use simple knowledge to recognize and manage life threats based on assessment findings for an acutely injured patient while awaiting additional emergency medical response.
  7. use simple knowledge of shock and respiratory compromise to respond to life threats.

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