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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

EMT 104 - Emergency Medical Responder

3 credit hours - 37 hours of lecture, 14 hours of laboratory; one term.
This course meets the Health/Fitness/Wellness General Education Requirement.

Teaches fire service personnel, law enforcement officers, other public safety personnel and citizens knowledge and skills necessary to render basic care to a sick or injured person until the arrival of emergency medical providers. Focuses on gaining access to patients, performing patient assessment and managing life threatening situations. Successful completion leads to eligibility to take the Maryland Emergency Medical Responder exam. Attendance is mandatory for all classes. There is a fee for the state exam. Lab fee $25.

Note: This course is not recommended for students seeking to continue in the EMT program. Those students interested in preparing for emergency medical technician-basic (EMT-B) level certification and for future certification as an emergency medical technician-paramedic (EMT-P) should enroll in EMT 105 . Credit is not given for both EMT 104  and EMT 105  or both EMT 104  and HEA 150 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Define the roles and responsibilities of a First Responder

  • Identifies methods of transmission of pathogens and rationale for prevention strategies established by Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Describes the steps in rapid patient assessment


Describe the rationale for:

  • Immobilizing a patient following a trauma event
  • Management of bleeding wounds



  • Indications for CPR
  • Assessment of airway, breathing, circulation
  • The use of the automatic external defibrillator (AED) in resuscitation


Describe the causes and management of shock



  • The stages of labor and indications of eminent delivery
  • Procedure for maintaining a safe environment for self, mother a newborn
  • The steps in neonatal care
  • The need for post-partum care


Explain the procedure for extrication of a patient from a MVC and the potential hazards involved

 Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 4 Personal Wellness Core 5 Self Management Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking