2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
    Jan 21, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog
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EMS 101 - Emergency Medical Technician


Credit(s): 8
Lecture/Lab Contact Hours: 7.50, 1

This is an entry level course in the field of Emergency Medical Services. The course emphasizes the development of student skills in recognition of illnesses and injuries and proper procedures of emergency care. The training promotes an assessment based approach to identifying illness and injury and developing an appropriate plan of treatment within the limitations of basic life support practices, including the use of prehospital patient care and rescue equipment. The roles, responsibilities and skills required by state and national standards are defined. The student will develop skills to provide basic emergency care, communication and interpersonal relationships, handling and positioning, documentation, transportation methods, and extrication of the critically ill and injured person. This course includes 120 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction plus 16 hours of clinical in-hospital experience. Upon completion of this course students are eligible to take the Illinois EMT licensure exam. Licensure is required for employment as an EMT. (1.2)
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
General Education: Not Applicable



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