EMS 131   Emergency Medical Technician* (10 Hours)

Prerequisites : EMS 128 with a grade of "C" or higher or department approval.

This program is designed for individuals interested in providing medical care to patients in the pre-hospital setting. It will provide the participants with opportunities to gain information, skills and attitudes necessary for certification and practice as an emergency medical technician (EMT) in the state of Kansas. This program has been approved by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS). It addresses information and techniques currently considered the responsibility of the EMT according to the United States Department of Transportation, National Standard Curriculum. The program consists of didactic instruction, practical skill training and clinical experience. Students are also required to attend Saturday session(s) as necessary. Saturday dates and times will be announced during the first class session. Classroom instruction includes anatomy, physiology, recognition and care of medical emergencies and trauma-related injuries. CPR, bandaging, splinting, childbirth techniques and airway management are among the skills taught. An extrication session will give students hands-on experience with automobile accident situations. Upon instructor recommendation, students will participate in clinical and field observation. All transportation to and from off-campus sites is the responsibility of the student. Students completing this course with a minimum grade of "C" will be allowed to sit for the Kansas EMT State Certification examination and receive JCCC certificate of completion.