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

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EMS 261 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (13.6 credits)

Prerequisite Current National Registry Certification (NREMT) as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or an equivalent Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) or a current and valid state EMT certification. One year of prehospital related field experience. Current CPR certification American Heart Association “BLS” Healthcare Provider or Military Training Network (MTN). Must be at least 17 years old at the beginning of the course.

Course Description
This course is designed for individuals with experience in the medical field as it relates to prehospital medical care. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program (AEMT) expands the scope of practice of current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. Training will include intravenous therapy (IV), electrocardiogram (EKG) and medication administration. The advanced emergency medical technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

Student Outcomes
1. Apply advanced emergency assessment, treatment and transportation based on clinical findings for an acutely ill patient.
2. Apply fundamental knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and differentiate treatment modalities for cardiac failure or arrest, respiratory failure or arrest, shock management, and post-resuscitation management.
3. Demonstrate proficiency in psycho-motor skills of invasive interventions. Example: IV, IO, and airway management.
4. Demonstrate proper treatment modalities for traumatic injuries in relation to mechanism of injury, based on the index of suspicion as it relates to unseen life-threatening injuries.

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