2020-2021 College Catalog

EMSP 1110 Intro. to the EMT Profession

This course serves as the introductory course to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession. It orients the student to the prehospital care environment issues related to the provision of patient care in both in-hospital and out-of-hospital circumstances. It further provides foundational information upon which subsequent curriculum content is based so that successful completion of this content increases the potential for success in subsequent courses and should allow students to apply the fundamental knowledge skills and attitudes gained in order to effectively communicate and function safely ethically and professionally within the emergency medical services environment. Topics include: Anatomy and Physiology Medical Terminology Pathophysiology CPR for HCP EMS Systems Research Workforce Safety and Wellness Documentation EMS System Communication Therapeutic Communication Medical/Legal and Ethics Public Health Principles of Safely Operating a Ground Ambula