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EMS 119 - Emergency Medical Services Operations

Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 3 Clinical Hours: 0 Credits: 2

Description: This course is a multi-faceted approach to theory of EMS operations. Topics include expanded provider roles, EMS systems overview, medical/legal aspects, theory of ambulance operations, mass casualty incident management, rescue awareness, crime scenes, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction.

Prerequisite(s): Take EMS 106  with a minimum grade of C or hold NR EMT Certification and SC EMT Certification.
Course Topics:
  • Principles of safely operating a ground ambulance
  • Incident management
  • Multiple casualty incidents
  • Air medical
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Hazardous materials awareness
  • Mass casualty incidents due to terrorism and disaster

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
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. Construct a working plan to establish and work within the incident management system.
  2. Use triage principles to categorize acutely traumatized patients with varying injuries and of varying acuity levels.
  3. Describe safe utilization of air medical resources.
  4. Discuss principles of safe vehicle extrication that includes the need for, and use of simple hand tools.
  5. Describe risks and responsibilities of operating in a cold zone at a hazardous material or other special incident.
  6. Describe risks and responsibilities of operating in an emergency or on the scene of a natural or man-made disaster.

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