Class Syllabus: EMT Basic - Total Access EMT 2021

Instructor:

Robin Hynes

Textbook: Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured. 12th ed. AAOS: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Location:

Total Access EMT

12409 Saint Charles Rock Road

Bridgeton, MO 63044

Date & Time:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

  • 3 required skills weekends on Saturday and Sunday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Objectives:

  1. Introduce concepts of emergency care and review the well-being of the EMT

  2. Discuss medical, legal, and ethical aspects of emergency medical services

  3. Describe effective communication skills and documentation techniques

  4. Review medical terminology, basic anatomy, physiology, and life span development

  5. Provide competent assessment skills, including vital signs, for a medical, trauma, pediatric, and special population.

  6. Introduce and apply critical thinking skills

  7. Provide effective CPR skills and airway management in emergent situations

  8. Demonstrate proper lifting and moving techniques

  9. Review and understand general pharmacology

  10. Identify and provide basic care for emergencies such as:

    1. Respiratory

    2. Cardiac

    3. Abdominal

    4. Diabetic

    5. Allergic Reactions/Poisonings

    6. Behavioral

    7. OB/GYN

    8. Geriatrics

    9. Pediatrics

    10. Trauma

  11. Provide awareness of hazardous materials, terrorism, and highway and street safety

  12. Demonstration of effective extrication techniques

  13. Provide general guidelines for incident management of a Mass Casualty Incident

Requirements:

  • Participation in lecture, skills labs, clinical time, and Skills Camps.

  • Each student will be required to provide ten documented patient assessments prior to the completion of the program.

Evaluation: Written tests and skill competency evaluation (practical)

Prior to first class:

  • Provide BLS card

  • Ensure you have logged onto the J&B Learning website and created your username and password.

  • Your Course ID is: 56B5D6

  • Read and complete homework assignments for chapters 1-4.

Class Summary (Syllabus and Chapters):

Day 1

  • Class Introduction and Expectations

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 1-4

    • EMS Systems

    • Workplace Safety and Wellness

    • Medical, legal and ethical issues

    • Communications and Documentation

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Chapters 5-6

Day 2

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 5-6

    • Medical Terminology

    • The Human Body

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Chapters 7-8 (Skills Camp?)

Day 3

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 7-9, Section 1 Quiz

    • LifeSpan Development

    • Lifting and Moving Patients

    • A Team Approach to Healthcare

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 2: Chapter 10 Patient Assessment

Day 4

  • Guest Speaker – TAUC

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapter 10

    • Patient Assessment

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 3 Chapter 11

Skills Camp 1: October 23-24 (Sat-Sun 8AM to 4PM)

Day 5

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapter 11, Demonstration

    • Airway Management

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section for Section 4 Chapter 12 Principles of Pharmacology

Day 6

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapter 12, Section 2-3 Quiz

    • Principles of Pharmacology

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 5 Chapters 13-14 Shock and Resuscitation

Day 7

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 13-14 , Section 4-5 Quiz

    • Shock

    • BLS Resuscitation

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 6 Chapters 15-16

Day 8

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 15-16

    • Medical Overview

    • Respiratory Emergencies

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 6 Chapter 17

Day 9

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapter 17

    • Cardiovascular Emergencies

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 6 Chapter 18

Day 10

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapter 18

    • Neurologic Emergencies

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 6 Chapters 19-21

Day 11

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 19-21

    • Gastrointestinal and Urologic Emergencies

    • Endocrine and Hematologic Emergencies

    • Allergy and Anaphylaxis

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 6 Chapters 22-24

Day 12

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 22-24

    • Toxicology

    • Behavioral Health Emergencies

    • Gynecologic Emergencies

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 7 Chapters 25-26

Day 13

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 25-26 Section 6 Quiz

    • Trauma Overview

    • Bleeding

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 7 Chapters 27-28

Skills Camp 2 November 27-28( Sat-Sun 8AM to 4PM)

Day 14

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 27-28

  • Soft-tissue injuries

  • Face and neck injuries

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 7 Chapters 29-30

Day 15

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 29-30

    • Head and Spine Injuries

    • Chest Injuries

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 7 Chapters 31-33

Day 16

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 31-33

    • Abdominal and Genitourinary injuries

    • Orthopedic injuries

    • Environmental Emergencies

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 8 Chapters 34-35

Day 17

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 34-35, Section 7 Quiz

    • Obstetrics and Neonatal Care

    • Pediatric Emergencies

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 8 Chapters 36-37

Day 18

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 36-37

    • Geriatric Emergencies

    • Patients with Special Challenges

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 9 Chapters 38-39

Day 19

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 38-39, Section 8 Quiz

    • Transport Operations

    • Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 9 Chapters 40-41

Skills Camp 3 December 18-19 (Sat-Sun 8AM to 4PM)

Day 20

  • Discussion and Slides: Chapters 40-41

    • Incident Management

    • Terrorism Response and Disaster Management

  • Homework: Read and complete assignments for Section 9 Chapter 41

Day 21

  • Class Review Day

  • Group Discussion and Skills Review

Day 22: Final Exam, and Skills Test (Practical)