Emergency Medical Services - Basic

Award: Career Studies

Occupational Objectives: The Career Studies Certificate in Emergency Medical Services – Basic is designed to prepare individual to work in a variety of job entry-leave positions in the broad field of health services. Job opportunities may be available with ambulance services, nursing homes, and home-health care sales and service. This program meets the educational requirements to sit for the Emergency Medical Technician Examination for State (Virginia) Certification.:

Admission Requirements: Entry into this program may be attained by meeting the general admission requirements established for the College. Program Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will: 1. Be familiar with Emergency Medical Care, the well-being of the EMT-B, Medico-legal and Ethical Issues, The Human Body, Vital Signs and Patient History, and Lifting and Moving Patients.
2. Know the provisions for initial care for an illness or injury until definitive medical treatment can be accessed and may include life-saving techniques. 3. Be able to recognize cardiac arrest and provide basic life support. 4. Be able to describe unique needs for assessing a patient. Program Requirements: This program is structured within the courses listed below. To receive the Emergency Medical Services-Basic Career Studies Certificate, students must complete the 11 credits of the courses listed below.

Program Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will:

1. Be familiar with Emergency Medical Care, the well-being of the EMT-B, Medico-legal and Ethical Issues, The Human Body, Vital Signs and Patient History, and Lifting and Moving Patients.

 2. Know the provisions for initial care for an illness or injury until definitive medical treatment can be accessed and may include life-saving techniques.

3. Be able to recognize cardiac arrest and provide basic life support.

 4. Be able to describe unique needs for assessing a patient. Program Requirements: This program is structured within the courses listed below. To receive the Emergency Medical Services-Basic Career Studies Certificate, students must complete the 11 credits of the courses listed below.

    lecture hours lab hours credits
EMS 112 Emergency Medical Technician -- Basic I 2 2 4
EMS 113 Emergency Medical Technician -- Basic II 2 2 3
EMS 120 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Clinical 2 2 1
PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry 3 0 3

 

Total Credits 11

 

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