2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

EMT 130 - Basic EMT 1

8.75 CR
This course is designed to prepare the student for licensure as a Basic Emergency Medical Technician in Michigan. This course involves medical procedures and use of equipment as prescribed by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services EMS Section. Topics include legal responsibilities, anatomy, physiology, patient assessment, management of various emergency situations, extrication, and current standards for Basic EMTs in the field. This course is based on the requirements for Emergency Medical Technician training from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services EMS Section. This course is part of a three-semester offering of the Basic EMT Program. This course includes certification in Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the roles of EMS in the health care system.
  2. Demonstrate the professional attributes expected of EMTs.
  3. Perform the roles and responsibilities of an EMT with regard to personal safety and wellness, as well as the safety of others.
  4. Perform the duties of an EMT with regard for medical-legal and ethical issues, including functioning under medical direction and within the national scope of practice.
  5. Apply principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, life-span development, and therapeutic communications to the assessment and management of patients.
  6. Identify the need for and perform immediately life-saving interventions to manage a patient’s airway, breathing, and circulation.
  7. Assess and manage patients of all ages with a variety of complaints, medical conditions and traumatic injuries.
  8. Apply principles of emergency medical services operations, including considerations in ambulance and air medical transportation, multiple casualty incidents, gaining access to and extricating patients, hazardous materials incidents, and responding to situations involving weapons of mass destruction.