Emergency Response Patient Transportation - DRAFT

Course Number: EMS 114
Transcript Title: Emergency Resp Patient Traspo
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 17, 2016
Total Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 10
Lecture / Lab Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP
Repeats available for credit: 0

Course Description

Covers ambulance operations, laws, maintenance and safety, emergency response driving and route planning. Prerequisite: EMS 105.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Perform the transportation functions of the jobs of Paramedic.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will detail the methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. The methods may include one or more of the following tools: written and practical skills examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, small group problem solving of questions arising from application of course concepts and concerns to actual experience, research and writing assignments, and role playing.

Course Activities and Design

The material in this course will be presented in both lecture and lab formats. Other educationally sound methods may be employed such as discussion, guest lectures, group projects, and role playing.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Emergency response driving laws; ORS 820.300-380
  2. KKK ambulance standards; End-stage vehicle manufacturing standards; state rules and regulations
  3. Emergency vehicle operations: driving skills, vehicle checks, maneuvering skills, staging or positioning, and on-scene warning devices
  4. Emergency response driving techniques and experience
  5. Laws of motion
  6. Vehicle maintenance, safety checks, and inspection
  7. Map books and route selection

Related Instruction


Hours: 6


  • Perform the transportation functions of the jobs of Paramedic.


  • Student calculation of various distances based on speed, road, and environmental conditions: stopping distance, following distance, etc.
  • Used both in lecture/content presentation and applied to practice on the field driving range of the course.