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EMS Fundamentals

Course Number: 10-531-911
Credits: 2
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Description: 10-531-911 EMS FUNDAMENTALS ...this course provides the paramedic student with comprehensive knowledge of EMS systems, safety, well-being, legal issues, and ethical issues, with the intended outcome of improving the health of EMS personnel, patients, and the community. The students will obtain fundamental knowledge of public health principles and epidemiology as related to public health emergencies, health promotion, and illness/injury prevention. Introducing students to comprehensive anatomical and medical terminology and abbreviations will foster the development of effective written and oral communications with colleagues and other health care professionals. (Prerequisites: Acceptance in the Paramedic or Fire Medic program; completion of Health Assessment; Corequisites: all 10-531-XXX courses in the current semester)
Total Credits: 2

Course Competencies

  1. Examine the history and components of EMS systems.
  2. Prepare to function as a paramedic.
  3. Practice professionalism as a paramedic.
  4. Demonstrate workforce safety and wellness principles.
  5. Summarize technical communication and documentation responsibilities
  6. Communicate effectively.
  7. Analyze legal and ethical considerations in the practice of paramedicine.
  8. Relate principles of public health to the practice of paramedicine.
  9. Interpret medical terminology.

Course details are from the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change after 5/23/2022.