• Program: Emergency Medical Services
  • Course: Introduction to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems II
  • Course #: EMSV1205
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course curriculum explains the difference between the various levels of the Emergency Medical Technicians and the responsibilities that accompany each level of training. The student will learn such topics as medical/legal issues, communications, stress, system structure, infection control, patient assessment, lifting, and medical terminology.

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:
List roles and responsibilities within an EMS systems
Demonstrate how these roles and responsibilities differ from other levels of providers
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of person wellness in EMS
Serve as a healthy role model for peers
Integrate the implementation of primary injury prevention activities
Demonstrate an understanding of the legal issues that impact decisions made in the out-of-hospital environment
Demonstrate an understanding of the role that ethics play in decision making in the out-of-hospital environment
Integrate the principles of therapeutic communication
Use the appropriate techniques to obtain a medical history from a patient
Integrate the principles of history taking and techniques of physical exam to perform a patient assessment
Apply a process of clinical decision making to use the assessment findings to help form a field impression
Demonstrate the ability to follow an accepted format for dissemination of patient information in verbal form
Effectively document the essential elements of patient assessment, care and transport

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  EMSV1105 or EMSV1120 AND Instructor Approval
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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