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

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EMS 224 Emergency Medical Technician Fast Track (12 credits)

Prerequisite College level English with at least a 2.0 grade; Healthcare Provider CPR.

Course Description
Provides intensive, accelerated Emergency Medical Technician basic training to students taking course in the shortened summer session. Students with prior college experience and/or exemplary time management skills are ideal for this course. This course requires time management and self-direction. Possessing a basic knowledge of First Responder, Anatomy and Physiology and/or medical terminology is recommended. The course meets 2009 DOT/NHTSA standards fulfilling National EMT (NREMT) qualification for certification.

Student Outcomes
1. Evaluate for and address potential hazards to the patient(s), civilians, and emergency management team during an emergency.
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. Effectively operate and care for equipment used in emergency patient care.
4. Operate as an emergency service provider using sound judgment; applying rationality, self-awareness, critical thinking and discipline and responding to emergency situations.
5. Communicate essential continuing patient care information to advanced life support personnel. (Outcomes pending approval of EMS Advisory Committee)

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