INTRODUCTION TO EMS SYSTEMS

  • Program: Emergency Medical Services
  • Course: Introduction to EMS Systems
  • Course #: EMSV1000
  • Total Credits: 1

Course Description

This is a general introductory course for students planning studies in Emergency Medical Services. Students will learn the history, development, and current model for the delivery of out-of-hospital medical services in the United States. Topics include legal and ethical issues and communication systems.

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:
Summarize the general history of EMS
Describe the role of legislative and regulatory agencies
Explain the components of a modern EMS system
Describe the roles and responsibilities of Paramedic/EMT
Analyze various EMS deployment systems
Explain the basic types of modern ambulance organizations

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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