Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

EMT 104 - Emergency Medical Care, CPR & AED

3 credit hours - 31 hours of lecture, 23 hours of laboratory; one term.
This course meets the Wellness Requirement.

Explore the knowledge, skills, and abilities for citizens, law enforcement officers, and other public safety officials to render basic care to a sick or injured person until the arrival of emergency medical technicians or paramedics. Focus on gaining access to patients, performing patient assessment, and managing life threatening situations. Recognize positive self-care for an emergency responder. Learn and demonstrate American Heart Association Basic CPR/AED standards for certification. Successful completion leads to eligibility to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Responder exam and the Maryland State exam for certification. There is a fee associated with each of these exams. Lab fee $60.

Prerequisite(s): Typically offered at MC; fall, spring, and summer terms.

Note: This course is not recommended for students seeking to continue in the EMT program. Students interested in preparing for emergency medical technician (EMT) level certification and for future certification as a paramedic 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:
  1.  Describe and perform the roles and responsibilities of the emergency medical responder;
  2.  Identify practices that promote wellness, safety and prevention of conditions or events that would require an emergency medical responder’s aid;
  3.  Identify practices that assure responder wellness and safety;
  4.  Manage patient presentations in medical and trauma incidents to alleviate the chance of secondary injury;
  5.  Activate the E911 system to facilitate definitive patient care;
  6.  Implement a basic patient care plan for medical and traumatic emergencies;
  7. Identify patient situation and implement an appropriate and culturally sensitive communications model for varying emergency situations;
  8.  Initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to achieve quick entrance into the chain of survival including Automatic external defibrillator use and high performance CPR teamwork.