Class Syllabus: EMT Basic - Total Access EMT 2021

Instructor: Chris Young

Textbook: Emergency: Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured. Twelfth Edition. AAOS: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Location:

Total Access EMT

12409 Saint Charles Rock Road

Bridgeton, MO 63044

Date & Time:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

    • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Lecture and Skill Lab Included

Course Description:

The Emergency Medical Technician course prepares the EMT student to provide prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the prehospital setting, and providing patient transportation.

Course 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 medical, trauma, pediatric, and special populations.

  6. Introduce critical thinking skills

  7. Provide effective CPR skills and airway management

  8. Demonstrate proper lifting and moving techniques

  9. Review 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. Environmental

  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

Methods & Requirements:

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

  • 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.

  • Read and complete homework assignments for chapters 1-5.

Class Summary (Syllabus and Chapters):

Agenda – Day 1

  • Chapter 1: EMS Systems

    • Chapter 2: Workforce Safety and Wellness

    • Chapter 3: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues

    • Chapter 4: Communications and Documentation

    • Chapter 5: Medical Terminology

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 1-5

Agenda – Day 2

  • Test: Chapters 1-5

    • Chapter 6: The Human Body

    • Chapter 7: Lifespan Development

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 6-7

Agenda – Day 3

  • Discuss homework from 6-7

    • Chapter 8: Lifting and Moving Patients

    • Chapter 9: A Team Approach to Healthcare

    • Skills Practice and Test Review

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 8-9

Agenda – Day 4

  • Test: Chapters 6-9

    • Chapter 10: Patient Assessments

    • Skills Practice

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 10

Agenda – Day 5

  • Guest Speaker – TAUC

    • Review Assessments

    • Chapter 11: Airway Management

    • Skills Practice

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 11

Agenda – Day 6

  • Review Airway Management

    • Chapter 12: Principles of Pharmacology

    • Skills Practice and Test Review

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 12

End of First Component

Agenda – Day 7

  • Test: Chapters 10-12

    • Chapter 13: Shock

    • Chapter 14: BLS Resuscitation

    • Chapter 15: Medical Overview

    • Skills Practice

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 13-14

Agenda – Day 8

  • Test: Chapter 13-15

    • Chapter 16: Respiratory Emergencies

    • Chapter 17: Cardiovascular Emergencies

    • Chapter 18: Neurologic Emergencies

    • Skills Practice

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 16-18

Agenda – Day 9

  • Review homework from 16-18

    • Chapter 19: Gastrointestinal and Urologic Emergencies

    • Chapter 20: Endocrine and Hematologic Emergencies

    • Chapter 21: Allergy and Anaphylaxis

    • Skills Practice

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 19-21

Agenda – Day 10

  • Review homework from 19-21

    • Chapter 22: Toxicology

    • Chapter 23: Behavioral Health Emergencies

    • Chapter 24: Gynecologic Emergencies

    • Skills Practice and Test Review

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 22-24

Agenda – Day 11

  • Test: Chapters 16-24

    • Chapter 25: Trauma Overview

    • Chapter 26: Bleeding

    • Chapter 27: Soft Tissue Injuries

    • Chapter 28: Face and Neck Injuries

    • Chapter 30: Chest Injuries

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 25-28, 30

Agenda – Day 12

  • Review homework from 25-28, 30

    • Chapter 29: Head and Spine Injuries

    • Chapter 31: Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries

    • Skills Practice

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 29 and 31

End of Second Component

Agenda – Day 13

  • Review homework from 29 and 31

    • Chapter 32: Orthopaedic Injuries

    • Chapter 33: Environmental Emergencies

    • Test Review

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 32-33

Agenda – Day 14

  • Test: Chapters 25-33

    • Chapter 34: Obstetrics and Neonatal Care

    • Chapter 35: Pediatric Emergencies

    • Skills Practice

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 34-35

Agenda – Day 15

  • Review homework for 34-35
    • Chapter 36: Geriatric Emergencies

    • Chapter 37: Patients With Special Challenges

    • Skills Practice/Test Review

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 36-37

Agenda – Day 16

  • Test: Chapters 34-37

    • Chapter 38: Transport Operations

    • Chapter 39: Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue

    • Skills Practice

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 38-39

Agenda – Day 17

  • Review homework from 38-39

    • Chapter 40: Incident Management

    • Chapter 41: Terrorism Response and Disaster Management

    • Skills Practice

  • Homework: Complete end of chapter questions for 40-41

Agenda – Day 18

  • Review Homework for 40-41

    • Skills Practice and Final Exam review

Agenda – Day 19

  • Agenda :

    • Final Exam

    • Class Discussion

    • Skills Practice

Agenda – Day 20

  • Skills Practice – Test Prep

Agenda – Day 21

  • Skills Practice

  • Final Sign Offs for Skills Competency – Test Prep