• Program: Emergency Medical Services
  • Course: Lifting Techniques for Health Professionals
  • Course #: EMSV1110
  • Total Credits: 1

Course Description

This course will focus on the use of proper body mechanics, lifting techniques, back strengthening exercises and general cardiovascular conditioning necessary for pre-hospital and in-hospital personnel.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Implement procedures for safe lifting
Demonstrate proper lifting techniques
Describe causes of back injuries

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 0.5
  • Lab: 0.5
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Be in good health and have no lifting restrictions
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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