EMTP 121 Introduction to EMS (2)
Lec-36, (total hrs.), field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Introduction to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) including the history of EMS development, medical legal issues in emergency care, health and safety of the paramedic and the principles of EMS research.
Formerly EMTP 101.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Describe the major events that influenced the development of modern EMS systems in the United States.
- Outcome 2: Identify and compare the four levels of EMS providers.
- Outcome 3: Define the paramedic role in patient care situations as defined by the National Standards.
- Outcome 4: Identify the key elements of EMS research and its benefits to prehospital emergency care.
- Outcome 5: Define major medical legal issues in providing prehospital patient care, including: consent, confidentiality, advanced directives, negligence, transport and nontransport and medical direction.
- Outcome 6: Apply knowledge of medical legal and ethical principles to patient scenarios.