EMT Part II
Course Number: EMS 106
Transcript Title: EMT Part II
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 25, 2015
Total Credits: 5
Lecture Hours: 40
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP
Repeats available for credit: 0
EMS 105 with a “C” or better at CGCC within the previous 5 terms; current HCP CPR card
Continues EMS 105. Develops the basic knowledge and skills necessary to treat victims of trauma, patients that present with special challenges, and sick and injured pediatrics. Expands knowledge and understanding of specific incidents that the Emergency Medical Technician may encounter in the field such as mass-casualty incidents, hazardous materials, motor vehicle collisions, and acts of terrorism. Includes preparation for state and national licensing exams. Requires meeting Oregon Health Authority Standards for health profession student clinical training, including immunizations, TB screening and the ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen before placement into mandatory clinical observations in hospital emergency department and ambulance ride-along experience. Prerequisites: completion of EMS 105 with a “C” or better at CGCC within the previous 5 terms; current HCP CPR card.
Students who successfully complete the course will:
- Identify and use tools needed to care for the sick and injured patient at an EMT level.
- Assess and implement appropriate interventions/treatments at the EMT level.
- Abide by State, National and local protocols governing EMTs.
- Be prepared to take the state and national EMT certification exams.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Because the role of an EMT often places the person in life and death circumstances, the assessment and grading of the students in this class will be held to the highest levels. Students must maintain an average in the class on ALL written tests with a score of 70 or above and prove mastery of ALL skill stations.
Students will be expected to show completion of the entire workbook by the end of the course and have it reviewed by the instructor on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the student to keep up with missed assignments and tests.
Course Activities and Design
This course will be a combination of lecture and lab in most sessions. Many of the course topics require more hands-on practice than others. The student will need to read the textbook and complete the workbook prior to each of the lecture/labs on the subject of the session. Videos and power point presentations will play a major role in lecture format. The course follows the design and objectives of the EMT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Curriculum.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Abdominal emergencies
- Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies
- Hematologic and Renal Emergencies
- Bleeding and shock
- Soft tissue injuries
- Chest and Abdominal Trauma
- Musculoskeletal Trauma
- Trauma to the Head, Neck and Spine
- Multi‐system Trauma
- Environmental Emergencies
- Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies
- Pediatric Emergencies
- Patients with Special Challenges
- Special Response Situations
If not beginning EMS 106 in the term immediately following successful completion of EMS 105, resubmission of evidence of meeting mandatory information, including a current AHA CRP for HCP card to the EMS Program Coordinator is required. Contact the department for details.
Note: Clinical requirements as listed in the OHA rules must be met prior to any participation in a clinical setting during EMS 106. Clinical facilities must have time to process students prior to attendance in the clinical setting; therefore, students must complete these requirements prior to the start of EMS 106.
For a complete listing of administrative standards for health profession student clinical training, including required immunizations, TB screening, current AHA CPR for HCP card, and ability to pass a background & sex offender check and drug screening, see http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPR/Pages/sct.aspx.
Cost for the background check and drug screen is collected with course fees.
National Registry EMT https://www.nremt.org/
National Registry EMT and Oregon EMT testing:
On completion of the entire EMS sequence (EMS 105 & EMS 106), students are eligible to apply for licensing testing. Applicants should be aware that to be eligible to take the NR-EMT exam, they must be 18 years old. In addition, the following questions are asked on the National Registry EMT and/or the Oregon EMT Application:
- Do you or have you had within the past 10 years, any physical or mental condition that impairs, could impair, or has impaired your ability to perform the duties of an EMT? If you answer yes, explain whether your condition is controlled by medication or other treatment and how your condition treated or untreated, affects your ability to perform the duties of an EMT.
- Do you or have you used in the last 10 years, any drug or chemical substance for other than legitimate medical purposes that impairs or has impaired your ability to perform the duties of an EMT?
- Have you been counseled about, diagnosed with, or treated for, a dependency on alcohol or drugs within the last 10 years?
- Have you ever been arrested, charged with, or convicted of any misdemeanor or felony? (Minor traffic violations need not be reported.)
- Has an employer or supervising physician taken disciplinary action against you related to your duties as an EMT? (Discipline includes suspension, letter of reprimand, resignation in lieu of termination, a limitation or restriction of scope of practice or dismissal for cause.)
- Have you been named in a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice or misconduct related to providing medical care?
- Have you ever been disciplined, denied or revoked by the National Registry of EMTs or any health care certifying/licensing agency?
- Have you ever surrendered or resigned a health care license or certificate?
- Have you lived, worked, or attended school outside of Oregon for 60 or more consecutive days in the last 5 years?