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Emergency Medical Technology

Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Courses

EMT 101 Emergency Medical Technician Training

  • Units:8
  • Hours:90 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Enrollment Limitation:Students will be required to complete background checks/drug screens, purchase uniforms, verify immunizations, obtain Tb clearance, and have CPR for BLS, including one & two person (adult, child & infant) CPR with AED for the clinical component of this course. This course is not open to students with a current EMT - Basic certificate. All EMT 101 students must have an American Heart Association BLS for the Health Care Provider CPR card (required under NHTSA and California Regulations) prior to the first day of class.
  • Advisory:AH 311; students are also advised to take an anatomy and physiology course prior to taking this course.
  • Catalog Date:January 1, 2022

This course provides instruction to the level of Emergency Medical Technician (previously called EMT Basic or EMT-I). Topics include skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with a fire, ambulance, or other specialized service. EMT students gain clinical experience in an ambulance and in emergency departments of hospitals. This course is recognized by both the Sacramento and El Dorado County Health Departments, Division of Emergency Medical Services, which are the certifying agencies for Sacramento and El Dorado Counties by the State of California. This certification is mandatory for all who wish to pursue a career working on an ambulance as a paramedic. EMT certification is also a pre-employment requirement for most fire departments. To be compliant with OSHA regulations, students may not have a beard or any facial hair below the lip. A final grade of "B" or better is required for a course completion certification. All students must bring a watch with seconds displayed each day to class. Students will also be required to have PPE (gloves) and other EMT equipment to participate in the clinical component. All students must purchase an EMT student T-shirt to be worn to all class sessions. Dark blue work pants will be required for the ER and ambulance experience. Students must purchase liability insurance from the college. This course is not open to students with a current EMT-Basic certificate.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of current information needed to work in the field of emergency medicine as an EMT.
  • respond appropriately to the nature and seriousness of the patient's condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for appropriate emergency medical care.
  • recognize the indications and demonstrate the techniques for administering medications that are within the EMT-Basic scope of practice.
  • demonstrate professional communication, transportation, and record keeping skills during patient care.
  • describe the pathophysiology of common diseases and how they manifest in patients.
  • demonstrate and understand the use of basic medical terminology related to patient care.
  • perform the essential skills and demonstrate proficiency in using EMS equipment.
  • demonstrate professional values, ethics, and standards for emergency medical personnel.
  • perform the essential skills and demonstrate proficiency in the administration of oral glucose, epinephrine and naloxone (narcan).
  • complete and pass the National Registry exam.

EMT 102 Emergency Medical Care Refresher

  • Units:1.5
  • Hours:18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Enrollment Limitation:Current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (1) or Basic.
  • Catalog Date:January 1, 2022

This course provides continuing education and skills verification modules for current Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) certified at the Basic Life Support (BLS) level. It satisfies most of the refresher requirements of local, state and national Emergency Medical Services (EMS) certifying organizations. EMS related topics include airway management and ventilation, cardiac care and resuscitation, patient assessment, injury management, legal and ethical issues, vital signs monitoring and assisting with medication administration. This course is designed for currently California State certified EMT - Basic(I) and meets all state requirements for EMT (I) recertification by Sacramento Emergency Medical Services Agency. BLS (CPR) cards are not issued in the completion of this course. Students that have expired EMT certification should contact the instructor prior to signing up for EMT 102. This course does not provide preparation for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) entry or recertification exam.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of current EMS practicum and up to date trends within field of emergency pre-hospital care as an EMT.
  • Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient's condition or extent of injuries to effectively mitigate the appropriate emergency medical care.
  • Identify the symptoms/signs of a major medical and traumatic emergencies in a pre-hospital arena.
  • Utilize communicating, transporting, and record keeping skills with all aspects of patient care.
  • Recognize the indications and demonstrate the techniques for administering medications and provide updated skills that are within the EMT-Basic scope of practice.
  • Utilize, incorporate and demonstrate proficiency in all equipment within the EMT scope of practice in all patient care interface.
  • Perform effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation and demonstrate AED use in a competent manner in accordance with national standards.
  • Competency in demonstrating and utilizing all basic life support equipment.
  • Enact the appropriate decision making processes in coordinating lifting, extricating, and positioning of the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury.
  • Demonstrate professional values, ethics, and standards for emergency medical personnel.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with patients, family members, rescuers and other health care professionals, utilizing contemporary guidelines.
  • Practice team cohesion and team leadership with every patient assessment and with rendering emergency medical care.

EMT 299 Experimental Offering in Emergency Medical Technology

  • Units:0.5 - 4
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:January 1, 2022

This is the experimental courses description.