Dec 05, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

EMT 111 - EMT-Intermediate Concepts and Practice 1

4 credit hours - 45 hours of lecture, 15 hours of college laboratory; one term.
Learn the principles of advanced airway management and ECG interpretation. Students are expected to practice selected procedures on each other during college lab. Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite(s): (1) EMT 106 Human Systems for the EMT-Intermediate ; (2) EMT 105 ; (3) EMT-B certified for one year with a minimum of 100 documented ambulance calls, or less than one year and 150 documented ambulance calls; (4) three letters of recommendation; (5) eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 ; and (6) permission of the department chair.

Corequisite(s): EMT 110  

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

  • Unit I.—General pharmacology - Apply the basic principle of pharmacology
    • Identify the four main sources of drugs
    • Identify the chemical, generic, and trade drug names
    • Discuss the legislation related to controlled substances
    • Discuss the legal and ethical complications for drug administration
    • Describe the mechanisms of drug actions
    • Describe effects of drugs from therapeutic to adverse
    • Identify appropriate methods for securing and storage of emergency drugs
    • Describe drug administration routes and speed of effect
    • Describe protocols for subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous, rectal, and sublingual drug administration procedures
    • Describe the EMT-Intermediate’s responsibilities and scope of management pertinent to the administration of medications
  • Unit II.—Advanced airway management - Demonstrate airway management skills
    • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
    • Discuss the acid base balance in the human body
    • Describe the focused assessment of a patient with an oxygen deficit
    • Identify the causes and expected clinical presentation of a patient with upper airway obstruction
    • Discuss the pathophysiology and treatment plan for respiratory diseases
    • Identify the use of various types of oxygen cylinders and oxygen delivery devices
    • Demonstrate the removal of a foreign body obstruction
    • Demonstrate upper and lower airway suctioning techniques
    • Demonstrate the method of endotracheal intubation for adult and pediatric patients
  • Unit III.—Trauma - Demonstrate the practical skills of managing trauma patients
    • Discuss trauma care systems
    • Describe the EMT-Intermediates role in the rapid assessment, care, and transport of trauma patient to the appropriate facility
    • Discuss mechanism of injury and index of suspicion
    • Describe kinematics of blunt vs. penetrating trauma injuries
    • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system
    • Discuss the pathophysiology of burns
    • Describe the assessment and management of patient with thermal, chemical, electrical and radiation burns.
    • Discuss the pathophysiology of thoracic trauma
    • Describe the rapid trauma assessment and field management of the patient with a severe chest injury
    • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the head and neck region, spinal cord, and muscle and bone
    • Describe the rapid trauma assessment and field management of the patient with head, neck, facial, spinal cord, musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries
  • Unit IV.—Pathophysiology of shock - Demonstrate the practical skills of managing patients experiencing shock
    • Discuss the normal fluid and electrolyte balance
    • Describe signs and symptoms of fluid and electrolyte imbalance
    • Discuss regulation of acid-base balance
    • Discuss the physiologic response to decreases in blood volume, blood pressure and perfusion
    • Describe the effects of decreased perfusion at the capillary level
    • Identify the types and degrees of shock and hemorrhage
    • Describe assessment findings and treatment plan, including methods of transport for patients with uncontrolled hemorrhage or shock
    • Describe intravenous therapy in the management of hemorrhage or shock
    • Describe indications, contraindications and complication of IV therapy
    • Demonstrate venous access procedure
Core Competencies
Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking