Oct 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

EMS 105 - Emergency Medical Care I

Class: 2 Lab: 6 Credits: 4
This course is a study of preparatory and pharmacology, airway management, patient assessment, and trauma and shock as it relates to the provision of pre-hospital emergency medical care to critically ill and injured patients.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 100 , MAT 032 , and RDG 100  with a minimum grade of “C”.
Course Topics:

  • EMS Systems
  • Research
  • Workforce safety and wellness
  • Documentation
  • Report and document assessment data and interventions.
  • EMS system communication
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Medical/legal & ethical
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Life span development
  • Public health
  • Pharmacology

Airway Management

  • Airway patency
  • Nasopharyngeal airway
  • Oropharyngeal airway
  • Positive pressure ventilation
  • Manually-triggered ventilators
  • Automatic transport ventilators
  • Supplemental oxygen therapy
  • Humidifiers
  • Partial-rebreather mask
  • Venturi mask
  • Supraglottic airway devices

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • One and two rescuer adult CPR
  • One and two rescuer child CPR
  • One and two rescuer infant CPR
  • Automated External Defibrillator use
  • First aid for choking victims

Patient Assessment

  • Scene size up
  • Primary assessment
  • History Taking
  • Secondary Assessment
  • Monitoring devices
  • Reassessment


  • Trauma overview and kinematics
  • Bleeding
  • Chest trauma
  • Abdominal and genitourinary trauma
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Soft tissue trauma
  • Burns
  • Head, facial, neck and spine trauma
  • Nervous system trauma
  • Special considerations in trauma
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Multi-system trauma

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site
Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply preparatory and fundamental knowledge of the EMS system, safety/well-being of the EMT, medical/legal and ethical issues, anatomy, pathophysiology, medical terminlogy, lifespan development, principles of illness/injury prevention, and medication administration to the provision of emergency care.
  2. Manage a patient’s airway to ensure patency, adequate mechanical ventilation and respiration for patients of all ages.
  3. Analyze scene information and patient assessment findings (scene size up, primary and secondary assessment, patient history, and reassessment) to guide emergency management.
  4. Apply fundamental knowledge to provide basic emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely injured patient.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Policies that include:

  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Face Covering Requirements:
All faculty, staff and students must wear a face mask/covering at all times (absent a medical condition) on all SCC campuses when safe social distancing measures are not possible or difficult to follow. For further details, refer to the Student Guidelines for Face Coverings and Social Distancing on the SCC Coronavirus COVID-19 Information page.
Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard SCC Course Polices on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy

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