Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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HLTH 220 - Emergency Medical Responder

Provides a comprehensive study of emergency care principles and procedures. Course includes basic human anatomy, disease pathophysiology, mechanisms of trauma, drug actions; CPR and Automated External Defibrillator; management of bleeding and injuries; and care of special patients including obstetric, pediatric, and elderly. Students must pass all competency exams with a score of 70% or better and achieve an overall course grade of “C” or better to receive Emergency Medical Responder and Health Care Provider CPR certifications. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Describe the impact the EMS system has on the community and how the citizen responder plays a role in this system.
  • Describe the human body systems and their functions and what happens if one or more systems fail to function.
  • Demonstrate patient assessment procedures and document findings.
  • Identify ways pathogens are transmitted and demonstrate prevention of transmission by using universal precautions.
  • Recognize life-threatening medical emergencies, their potential dangers, and demonstrate how to care for them.
  • Recognize mechanisms of trauma and potential resulting injuries, the impact to the body systems, and demonstrate how to care for them.

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