Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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EMSP 1235 - Advanced EMS Operations

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 0.5 Lab 1
Course Description: This course introduces special considerations for patient care at the scene of a crime as well as operational aspects of working while specialized rescue efforts are occurring such as confined space rescue.  Additional emphasis includes skills in the areas of triage, resource management, incident command, Mass Casualty Incidents, emergency driving theory, weapons of mass destruction, and extrication. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.  This course requires Minnesota Human Services and National background studies with no restrictions; current AHA BLS Provider certification; current state EMT certification; current healthcare insurance; required immunizations.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): EMSP 1205  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Basic word processing skills.

Major Content
  1. Driving/Operations
    1. Traffic safety
    2. Mapping/navigation
  2. Air Medical Transport
    1. Types of air transport
    2. Advantages and disadvantages of air transport
    3. Setting up a landing zone
  3. MCI A. National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) terminology B. triage methods C. MCI exercise D. Incident command E. Terrorism 4 . Rescue Awareness and Operations A. rescue operations B. medical treatment during rescue C. disentanglement D. personal protective equipment E. rescue specialties 5 . Crime Scene Awareness A. hazard awareness control and avoidance B. approach to the scene C. dangerous scenes D. violent groups and situations E. tactical considerations for safety and patient care F. tactical patient care G. EMS at crime scenes 6 . Hazardous Materials A. hazardous materials response B. contamination and toxicology C. decontamination D. personal protective equipment/transport protection. E. medical monitoring and rehabilitation

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

  1. complete a table top practice exercise using the principles of medical incident command.
  2. define the term rescue.
  3. demonstrate current methods of triage.
  4. explain the medical and mechanical aspects of rescue situations.
  5. explain the role of the paramedic in delivering care at the emergency scene.
  6. identify confined in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere.
  7. apply knowledge of rescue, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), MCI, crime scene management, and EMS operational aspects in scenario-based learning.
  8. complete an equipment/supply checklist.
  9. decontaminate a patient.
  10. describe the advantages and disadvantages of air medical transport.
  11. identify hazards of cave-in during trench rescue operations.
  12. identify the role of a paramedic at a crime scene.
  13. set up a landing zone for a medical helicopter.
  14. set up an MCI drill.
  15. size-up a hazardous materials incident.
  16. identify personal protective equipment.
  17. cocoon a hazardous materials patient.
  18. demonstrate concepts of emergency driving.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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