F SC 17 Public Safety-Emergency Medical Response (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
One of four Pre-requisites for CCSF’s Fire Academy. At the conclusion of this course students will be able to: recognize a medical emergency, activate the Emergency Medical System, provide basic life support until Advanced Life Support arrives. This course meets National Highway Traffic Safety guidelines for Emergency Medical Responder 2009.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Define the role and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Responder within the Emergency Medical System.
- Outcome 2: Describe and demonstrate legal and ethical considerations while providing emergency medical care for a victim suffering a medical emergency.
- Outcome 3: Analyze, demonstrate and explain why one surveys the scene, interviews the patient or bystanders to determine that a medical emergency exists and to provide the appropriate care for the patient's condition.
- Outcome 4: Demonstrate and practice disease prevention techniques at emergencies (follow body substance isolation procedures).
- Outcome 5: Identify the major body systems and explain their functions along with basic topographical anatomy.
- Outcome 6: Demonstrate all related skills for conducting a primary and secondary surveys for a patient experiencing a medical or a traumatic emergency.
- Outcome 7: Document and report one's findings on a patient's condition to arriving Advanced Life Support professionals.
- Outcome 8: Perform effective interventions for patient's experiencing; breathing, obstructed airway, cardiopulmonary emergencies for adult, child and infant.
- Outcome 9: Identify, describe, and demonstrate appropriate manipulative skills for first aid care of a trauma or a medically ill patient.
- Outcome 10: Demonstrate appropriate lifting techniques for a traumatic or medically ill patient utilizing proper equipment.
- Outcome 11: Describe and demonstrate the three stages of childbirth and identify standard precautions for body substance isolation during classroom simulations.
- Outcome 12: Describe the principles of vehicular extrication.
- Outcome 13: Describe and implement the 'START' System and Incident Command System procedures for multi-casualty incidents during classroom simulations.
- Outcome 14: Identify correct procedures that an Emergency Medical Responder should follow for hazardous materials or terrorism related incidents according to the Department of Transportation's guidelines.