Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Technician–Basic Letter of Recognition

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(R, TP/SS): 811

This course is for people who wish to pursue careers in emergency medical services. The course provides students with the skills to assess and treat sick or injured patients and prepares students to take the Maryland state certification examination. A grade of C or better is required.

Program Requirements

All students should consult an advisor.

Total Credit Hours: 7

Upon successful completion of this course of study, and application to the Admissions and Records Office, the letter of recognition in Emergency Medical Technician will be issued by the chief enrollment services and financial aid officer.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for emergency medical care.
  • Administer appropriate emergency medical care based on assessment findings of the patient’s condition and apply appropriate treatment protocols.
  • Lift, move, position, and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury.
  • Use critical thinking skills to confidently and effectively manage emergency situations.
  • Practice professional standards by demonstrating a strong work ethic and a positive attitude, having respect for patients, the ability to work cooperatively as a health care team member, and willingness to maintain and enhance technical skills.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally using verbal and nonverbal communication techniques.
  • Apply safety and infection control practices to maintain personal and professional well-being and to ensure patient safety.
  • Manage emergency patient care and treatment appropriately within the scope of practice for an emergency medical technician (EMT)-basic.
  • Apply legal knowledge and medical ethics to all patient care situations by documenting accurate and complete patient records and reports and maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the EMS system: how it is accessed, levels of training, and roles and responsibilities of an emergency care provider.
  • Perform at a minimum the following EMT-Basic skills: basic patient assessment techniques, controlling airways through adjuncts, administering CPR and operating the automatic external defibrillator, bandage patients’ injuries, immobilizing the spine, provide oxygen therapy, administering basic medications, assisting with emergency childbirth.
  • Use oral and written skills to communicate effectively in anxiety-producing situations with patients, families, and members of the health care team.
  • Apply professional values and ethical behaviors individually and as a member of a team in providing emergency care.
  • Understand the overall roles and responsibilities of the EMT in performing both emergency medical care and operational aspects of the job.
  • Develop skills in patient evaluation and all emergency treatment procedures as required by Maryland state protocols.
  • Develop skill in the use and maintenance of all equipment and instruments required to accomplish the job as an EMT.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and of the mechanics of injury for patient evaluation for the sick and injured.
  • Meet requirements for Maryland EMT-Basic certification exam.

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