This course focuses on the assessment and management of medical emergencies and trauma in the prehospital environment by providing the foundational knowledge and skills of an EMT in the areas of EMS history; operations; safety; legal and ethical issues; EMT-level anatomy and physiology; pharmacology; airway management; trauma management; cardiology and medical emergencies; and the care of special populations. Students attend class, lab, simulation, and clinical experiences in the Emergency Department and on an ambulance. The student is eligible to take the psychomotor and cognitive NREMT EMT-level examination at the completion of the didactic, lab, and clinical portions of this course.
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
4 hours of lecture, 4 hours of lab per week with independent clinical and field hours