• Program: Emergency Medical Services
  • Course: EMS Skills
  • Course #: EMSV1235
  • Total Credits: 5

Course Description

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) skills focuses on the Basic and Advanced Life Support skills. These include: patient assessment, airway control with adjuncts, IV therapy, suctioning, communication skills, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) intubation, medication administration and other invasive techniques. The students may use high fidelity simulation throughout the course to assist them in mastering these skills.

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:
Establish a secure airway
Maintain a secure airway
Demonstrate the need for oxygenation and ventilation
Discuss health principles relevant to infectious/communicable disease
Safely access the venous circulation
Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression
Implement a management plan for the patient with infectious and communicable disease
Perform manual airway maneuvers
Determine need and type of adjunctive therapy required
Perform complete airway obstruction maneuvers
Perform advanced airway management
Demonstrate the techniques for assessing the airway
Demonstrate techniques in assessment and physical exam
Perform a focused history and physical exam of the medical patient
Demonstrate patient care skills
Demonstrate preparation and administration of medications
Demonstrate cardiac management and monitoring skills

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  EMSV1105 or EMSV1120 AND Instructor Approval
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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