Course DescriptionThis program is designed to give the student the skills and knowledge to function as a working Emergency Medical Technician at the basic level. Equipment required for the course of study such as stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, splinting devices and spinal boards will be provided by the school at no cost to the student. The program is intended for those who want to gain employment as a firefighter, emergency care technician at a hospital and Ambulance driver or attendant. It is also for those individuals who are planning on attempting to obtain a higher level of medical training such as RN, PA or MD as an enhancement for the competitive application process for those professions. The course fulfills Title 22 Guidelines and State Health and Safety Code for EMT -B certification. Successful course completion required to take National Registry of EMTs Exam which is required for certification in any California county.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1) Describe three critical elements in the initial management of shock
2) Distinguish relevant from irrelevant data in identifying the signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure
3) Perform correct CPR technique in a simulated cardiac arrest
4) Identify the correct order of airway techniques for the EMT