EMS 122 EMT – Basic Technology (12 CR)
The basic emergency medical technician course is a Michigan Department
of Community Health approved course. This program provides the information
and experience necessary to prepare the student to sit for the National
Registry Basic EMT Certification exam. Topics include: legal responsibilities,
anatomy, physiology, patient assessment, management of various emergency situations,
extrication, and current standards for EMTs in the field. Students will also
participate in scenario-based education and computer-based testing and scenarios
to reinforce skills learned within these areas. Students must complete a minimum
of four 12-hour experiences in the hospital emergency room setting and with a
pre-hospital life support agency. Laboratory and clinical experiences are included.
- By the completion of EMS 122 the EMT candidate will be able to demonstrate entry level cognitive competency in fields of study such as; legal responsibilities, anatomy, physiology, patient assessment, management of various emergency situations, extrication, and current standards for EMTs in the field, preparing the student for completion of the cognitive accumulative program exam.
Measurement of Objective
- Students must achieve a passing score of 75% on final problem solving exam. This exam measures the EMT candidate’s ability to critically think through the process of gathering patient assessment data and the ability to rule out nonessential patient information to develop a basic clinical diagnosis.
- Successful completion of EMS 122 will lead to progression as an EMT-Basic candidate for certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. By completing this course, the student will meet requirements for a course completion document and be recommended for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians cognitive examination. Successful completion of the cognitive examination will lead to certification as a national EMS provider.
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission Required
Corequisites: EMS 1220 (Lab) and EMS 1221 (Clinical)