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 Course Title:   Emergency Medical Responder

 Title Abbreviation:   EMERGENCY MED RESPONDER

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    140

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    430203

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Classroom instruction and practical field exercises to prepare students to take the Washington State 60-hour First Responder emergency medical certification test battery.


Prerequisite: Department chair approval.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Receive training essential to taking the state certification written examination for First Responder level pre-hospital care.
  2. Receive training essential to taking the state certification skills examination for First Responder level pre-hospital care.
  3. Assess and treat, with confidence, a host of trauma and illness issues.
  4. Provide quality pre-hospital medical care to the community.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

Course Contents

  1. A review of laws pertinent to pre-hospital emergency care of the sick and injured person.
  2. Professionalism in the field.
  3. Airway assessment and field management techniques.
  4. Breathing assessment and field management techniques.
  5. Bleeding control.
  6. Shock assessment and field management techniques.
  7. Administration of oxygen, typical delivery systems, and field protocols.
  8. Assessment, cleansing, bandaging and splinting of wounds and fractures.
  9. Assessment and treatment of burns in the field setting.
  10. Chemical and hazardous materials injuries and their treatment.
  11. Environmental injuries.
  12. Cervical-spinal protection from falls and trauma.
  13. Assessment, management and treatment of heart attack, cerebrovascular attack, diabetes emergencies, closed system injuries, and other classic illnesses and injuries.
  14. Transportation of the sick and/or injured patient from the field to the hospital setting.
  15. Working with other health-care professionals and emergency responders.