|EPM 1202 - EMT Fundamentals|
This course provides the knowledge and skills required to provide pre-hospital care and function as an entry-level Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in accordance with the standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Illinois Department of Public Health. This course incorporates lecture, lab, and clinical components. As part of the clinical component, the individual will observe emergency department operations and perform a minimum of ten patient assessments in an approved clinical setting. Topics include National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) foundation standards, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pathophysiology, life span development, public health, pharmacology, airway management, respiration, artificial ventilation, patient assessment, medicine, shock and resuscitation, trauma, special patient populations, and EMS operations. Completion of this course should prepare the student to sit for both the cognitive and psychomotor portion of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Exams. Students planning to submit an examination request and subsequent licensures will be required to meet eligibility requirements of NREMT, IDPH and relative agencies.