2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMS 210 Emergency Medical Technician I (5 credits)

Prerequisite Proof of college level reading, Washington State EMT Requirements 18.73 RCW, 246-976-141 WAC, local Hospital immunization/background check for clinical rotations, AHA Healthcare Provider/BLS or Military CPR Certification.

Course Description
A foundational course outlining the fundamental principles of the Emergency Medical System (EMS). Cognitive abilities include an introduction into lifesaving skills in airway management, topographic anatomy, and basic pharmacology. Course also concentrates on the safety and well-being of the EMS provider, medical and legal issues, and documentation.

Student Outcomes
1. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and skills based on the Emergency medical System (EMS), medical terminology for effective communication, and the basics of human anatomy and physiology pertaining to patient care.
2. Differentiate the major physiologic and psycho-social developmental stages of the human life span.
3. Evaluate understanding and decision making for positive patient outcomes, including medical
direction, practical application of treatment, and interventions as indicated.

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