8376 CE/Emergency Medical Technician

8376 CE/Emergency Medical Technician

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National Emergency Medical Technician

Course Syllabus

2015-2016

 

Instructor: Scott A. Brady, M.S., AEMT, EMS Instructor, Course Coordinator

Sevier CTE Center

Richfield, UT 84701

435-612-0330 Google voice

435-527-4653 Fax

scott.brady@seviersd.org

 

Class Times and Location:        

B days for 1.5-2.5 hours. Class will run from August until May. Psychomotor and Final Exam in early May. The class will be held in the Sevier CTE Center located on the Richfield High School campus, room B118. Class times are Monday through Thursday from 12:30-3:00pm and Fridays from 11:30am-1:25pm.

 

Class Fees and Fingerprints:            

$70 National Exam, $115 State Fees with Background check. Fingerprints are done at no charge at the district office. They are done by appointment, usually on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. You will need to call the district office at 435-896-8214 to make the appointment. You must get a form from your teacher prior to going for your fingerprints.

 

College Credit:     

9 credit hours offered through Snow College Concurrent Enrollment. $30 one-time registration fee and $5 per credit ($45). Students are expected to take the course for college credit.

 

Canvas Access:   

seviersd.instructure.com

 

EMT Nat. Standards:

 Click here to download the EMT National Standards.

 

Textbook:             

Brady Publishing - “Emergency Care Textbook” 13th edition (2016) by Limmer and O’Keefe. Provided to high school students at no cost. Electronic version available for $94.

 

Application:         

Found at https://health.utah.gov/ems/certification/application.pdf. Can be completed online with pdf reader. Students print off application and attach a copy of their driver’s license and TB test.

 

Course Objectives:

To successfully complete all requirements for National Registry EMT Certification. This course is designed to provide the student with advanced instruction to improve the quality of emergency medical care rendered to victims of accidents and illnesses. Topics include anatomy and physiology, disease processes, assessment and patient stabilization, proper use of equipment such as automated external defibrillators, blood glucose monitors, airway adjuncts, extrication, ambulance protocols, and practical skills sessions. Reinforced are legal, ethical, medical, and cultural issues, scope of practice, documentation and communication skills, and infection control.

 

Parent Access:
Parents are required to join the class as an Observer. As an Observer, a parent can easily see grades, due dates, upcoming assignments, and can participate by giving comments. Information on how to become a parent Observer on Canvas may be found here.

 

Class Prerequisites:

American Heart Association BLS and CPR/AED for Health Care Providers (offered during the first week of class).

 

Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) Criteria for EMT Certification:

  • A high school senior.          
  • Must be 18 years of age to take the national exam, and to ride as a trainee on local ambulances.
  • GPA of overall 3.0 is recommended.
  • “C” or better in Biology.
  • All students must submit a copy of a negative TB test, a copy of your driver's license, fingerprints, and the application fee.
  • Recommended courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Emergency Medical Responder, and/or Certified Nurse Assistant.
  • Physically able to perform duties of an EMT
  • Minimal instructional time- 120 hours (actual 163 hours)
  • Minimum of 100 patient assessments including vital signs
  • Minimum of 10 assessments on real patients (hospital, ambulance, clinic, etc.).           
  • Emergency room experience enough to understand the operation and procedures.
  • Successfully complete a psychomotor exam and written exams.
  • Determined competent by instructor and medical director, on all required procedures.
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor in the classroom and during ride along hours.
  • Must maintain an 80% on all skills and class work by the end of the first semester or the student may be removed from class.
  • All fees paid in full by the deadlines posted.

 

Grades:

NREMT Basic examination requires the student to complete the course with an 80% average (rounded to nearest tenth).

 

Grading consists of:                        1st Semester            2nd Semester

Chapter Quizzes (39 total)                    40%                            40%

Semester Examination                         25%                              -

Final Examination                                  -                                 25%

Workbook Assignments                       25%                            25%

Class Participation                               10%                            10%

 

Materials:

Textbook, notebook, and pen/pencil to class daily. Tablets and/or laptops may be used in class as long as they are being used for school-related material.

 

Make Up Policy:

Make up work is the student’s responsibility and is usually required to be done other than during class. All tests are announced two to three days prior. If the student is absent the day of the test, it will be made up on the day the student returns to class. For extended absences, a timetable will be developed for the student.

 

Behavior and Conduct Expectations:

It is a privilege to attend this class and therefore, proper behavior is mandatory. Students will sign a Performance Agreement along with a parent or guardian prior to participation.

 

I expect:

  1. Honesty,
  2. Respect and Attention,
  3. Punctuality, and
  4. Preparedness and completion of all assignments.

 

Students who attend classes sporadically, do not participate, fail to complete all assignment in a timely manner, show incompetence, and who show a lack of interest in the course, may be dropped from the course at any time. Remember that other students are ready to take your place if you choose to not work hard! This is a college class, and will be taught as such. Please plan on working hard and doing your part. The reward at the end will be worth it!

 

Sevier CTE Center - EMT Course 2015-16

Dates

Time

Class Subject

Chapters

Instructor

8/26

2

Orientation

 

Scott Brady

8/28

1.5

Intro to EMS, Health Care System

1

Scott Brady

9/1

2

CPR/AED Certification

 

Trent Adams

9/3

2

The Well-being of the EMT

2

Scott Brady

9/8

2

Lifting and Moving Patients

3

Scott Brady

9/10

2

9/14

2

Vital Signs and Monitoring Devices

13

Scott Brady

9/16

2

Assessing Vital Signs (Begin 100)

 

Scott Brady

9/18

1.5

Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues

4

Scott Brady

9/22

2

Medical Terminology & Anatomy and Physiology

5,6

Scott Brady

9/24

2

9/28

2

9/30

2

Principles of Pathophysiology

7

Scott Brady

10/2

1.5

Life Span Development

8

Scott Brady

10/6

2

Airway Management, Respiration and Artificial Ventilation

9,10

Scott Brady

10/8

2

10/12

2

10/14

2

10/16-10/20

 

Fall Recess - No School

 

 

10/21

2

Scene Size-up

11

Scott Brady

10/23

1.5

10/27

2

The Primary Assessment

12

Scott Brady

10/29

2

11/2

2

The Secondary Assessment

14

Scott Brady

11/4

2

11/6

1.5

Communication and Documentation

15

Scott Brady

11/10

2

Dispatch Center Tour

 

Marcy Willits

11/12

2

General Pharmacology

16

Scott Brady

11/16

2

Respiratory Emergencies

17

Scott Brady

11/18

2

11/20

1.5

Cardiac Emergencies

18

Scott Brady

11/24

2

11/25-11/27

 

Thanksgiving Break - No School

 

 

12/1

2

Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status

19

Scott Brady

12/3

2

12/7

2

Allergic Reaction

20

Scott Brady

12/9

2

12/11

1.5

Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies

21

Scott Brady

12/15

2

12/17

2

First Semester Review & Practice

 

Scott Brady

12/21

2

Semester Exam (Chapters 1-21)

 

Scott Brady

12/23-1/4

 

Christmas Break - No School

 

 

1/5

2

Abdominal Emergencies

22

Scott Brady

1/7

2

1/11

2

Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies and Suicide

23

Scott Brady

1/13

2

1/18

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

 

 

1/19

2

Hematologic and Renal Emergencies

24

Scott Brady

1/21

2

1/25

2

Bleeding and Shock and Soft-Tissue Trauma

25,26

Scott Brady

1/27

2

2/4

2

Chest and Abdominal Injuries

27

Scott Brady

2/8

2

2/10

2

Musculoskeletal Trauma

28

Scott Brady

2/11

2

2/15

 

President's Day - No School

 

 

2/16

2

Trauma to the Head, Neck, and Spine

29

Scott Brady

2/18

2

2/22

2

Multisystem Trauma

30

Scott Brady

2/24

2

2/26

1.5

3/1

 

ACT Exam - No School

 

 

3/2

2

Environmental Emergencies

31

Scott Brady

3/4

1.5

3/8

2

Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies

32

Scott Brady

3/10

2

3/14

2

Pediatric Emergencies

33

Scott Brady

3/16

2

3/18

1.5

Geriatric Emergencies

34

Scott Brady

3/22

2

3/24-3/28

 

Spring Break - No School

 

 

3/29

2

Emergencies for Patient's with Special Challenges

35

Scott Brady

3/31

2

4/4

2

EMS Operations

36

Scott Brady

4/6

2

4/8

1.5

Hazardous Materials, Multple-Casualty Incidents, and Incident Management

37

Scott Brady

4/12

2

4/14

2

Highway Safety and Vehicle Extrication

38

Scott Brady

4/18

2

4/20

2

EMS Response to Terrorism

39

Scott Brady

4/22

1.5

4/26

2

Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVO)

 

Sevier Co. EMS

4/28

2

5/2

2

Assessment Practice

 

Scott Brady and Sevier County Full-time and Part-time EMTs

5/4

2

Assessment Practice

 

5/6

1.5

Assessment Practice

 

5/10

2

Practicals

 

5/12

2

Practicals

 

5/16

2

Practicals

 

5/18

2

Practicals

 

5/20

1.5

Course Review

 

Scott Brady

5/24

2

Final Exam

 

Scott Brady

Total Hours     163
          

 

 

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