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EMT 105 - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

10 - 126 hours of lecture, 52 hours of laboratory, 12 hours of field experience; one term.
Develop the knowledge, skills and abilities for personnel who will deliver emergency medical care for the sick or injured of all ages in the pre-hospital setting. Focus on how to control the emergency scene, make patient assessments, and manage patients in the field or those in an ambulance. Recognize positive self-care for an emergency responder. Successful completion leads to American Heart Association CPR and AED certification as well as eligibility to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) exams for national certification.  Students who successfully obtain their national certification are eligible for State of Maryland certification. There is a fee associated with the national exam. Affiliation with an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) jurisdiction is required for state certification. Lab fee $200.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 101 /ENG 101A .

Note: Credit is not given for both EMT 104  and EMT 105. Typically offered at MC; fall, spring, and summer terms.

Course Outcomes:
1.  Perform an appropriate assessment on a patient, for ages: newborn to geriatric, based on mechanism of injury or nature of illness. 

2.  Initiate basic interventions based on assessment findings intended to mitigate the emergency and provide symptom relief within the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) scope of practice while providing access to definitive care.

3.  Identify methods of transmission of pathogens and rationale for prevention strategies established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

4.  Administer medications appropriately within the EMT scope of practice.

5.  Calculate and administer the correct dose of medication based on either weight or age.

6.  Perform all aspects of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator use for all age groups.

7.  Identify the clinical manifestations of shock and perform appropriate interventions.

8.  Extricate an entrapped patient and apply appropriate immobilization devices.

9.  Utilize Emergency Medical Services communication systems appropriately.

10.  Communicate patient care information effectively, both verbally and in writing.

11.  Perform scene safety procedures and communication skills necessary to interact as part of the pre-hospital chain of survival.

12.  Apply the roles and responsibilities of the emergency medical technician.

13.  Identify practices that assure responder wellness and safety.

14.  Initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to achieve quick entrance into the chain of survival including Automatic external defibrillator use and high performance CPR teamwork.