2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Mar 20, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMS 221 Emergency Medical Technician Refresher (3 credits)

Prerequisite Current or expired National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification or current or expired State EMT certification.

Course Description
National Standards focused EMT-Refresher for Certified Emergency Medical Professionals to demonstrate cognitive and practical competency in topics required by both State and/or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for re-certification. This continuing education refresher class not only teaches the current State and NREMT required topics but also evaluates the student’s proficiency in accurately completing current State/NREMT skill sheets.

Student Outcomes
1. Assess, evaluate, and differentiate proper treatment due to signs and symptoms associated with mechanisms of injury or nature of illnesses.
2. Access and utilize knowledge necessary to conduct a patient evaluation and administer emergency treatment short of those rendered by advanced life support personnel.
3. Operate as an emergency service provider using sound judgement; applying rationality, self-awareness, critical thinking, and discipline in responding to emergency situations.
4. Effectively operate and care for equipment used in emergency patient care.
5. Demonstrate communication of essential continuing patient care information to advance life support personnel.

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