HE-200: Emergency Medical Technician

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: HE-200 Emergency Medical Technician

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 9 class hours, 55 laboratory hours

Credits: 9.5

Course Description in college catalog:

This course prepares the student for EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) certification. The content and sequence of the course material are mandated by the State of New York Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Health Services. Meets national educational guidelines for Emergency Medical Technician Educational standard.

1 Students registering in HE-200 and HE-201 pay a special supplies or service charge of $50.00.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

This course is not required for an academic program.

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will describe the importance of EMS systems, the roles and responsibilities of EMS personnel, and the importance of patient safety

  2. Students will describe the importance of research in emergency medical care and utilize evidence based practice in decision making when appropriate.

  3. Students will define and describe verbal defusing strategies.

  4. Students will identify family presence issues.

  5. Students will describe different interviewing techniques.

  6. Students will define and describe consent, refusal of care, confidentiality, advanced directives, tort and criminal actions, evidence preservation, and statutory responsibilities.

  7. Students will describe the function and structure of the cardiovascular system.

  8. Students will describe and define the function and structure of the respiratory system.

  9. Students will describe and define medication safety.

  10. Students will identify kinds of medications used in an emergency.

  11. Students will describe and demonstrate how to assist or administer medications in an emergency.

  12. Students will describe and demonstrate an airway assessment.

  13. Students will describe techniques of assuring a patent airway.

  14. Students will demonstrate a comprehensive primary and secondary assessment

  15. Students will demonstrate a comprehensive patient interview.

  16. Students will use information gathered from knowledge of pathophysiology, their patient assessment to describe the management of several different types of medical emergencies.

  17. Students will describe factors that may affect destination decisions.

  18. Students will demonstrate proficiency in resuscitation techniques like CPR.

  19. Students will describe post resuscitation management.

  20. Students will use information gathered from knowledge of pathophysiology, their patient assessment to describe the management of several different types of traumatic emergencies.

  21. Students will define and describe trauma scoring.

  22. Students will identify rapid transport and destination issues.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Written and Practical Skills Examinations

  2. Assignments and Projects

  3. Participation and Oral Presentations

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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