EMSP- 1001 & 1060
Emergency Medical Technician Basic and Clinical

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information Course Title and Number
    1. EMSP 1001 – EMT –BASIC
    2. EMSP 1060 – CLINICAL EMT/TECH BASIC
    3. Prerequisites: 
      Healthcare Provider CPR, FBI criminal background check, documentation of all immunizations including a current (within 1 year) TB test and Hep-B series, Texas Drivers license, High School diploma or GED, personal Health insurance, current physical (within 1 year).
    4. Credit Hours Earned:
      These courses are offered for certificate only.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes:
    This course includes all the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized services. It is a work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts with direct supervision by the clinical professional.
    1. The student will demonstrate a working knowledge of clinical information and related topics relevant to the practice of pre-hospital emergency medical care at the EMT-Basic level.  Success will be measured by course exams, and quizzes.
    2. The student will demonstrate the ability to competently perform all applicable skills.  Success will be measured by a skills demonstration exam on each skill.
    3. The student will apply the theory , concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business industry.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1.  Students are required to take 4 major exams and numerous quizzes.
    2. Students are required to take the final comprehensive exam and must pass the final exam with a 70 or higher or they automatically fail the course.
  4. Major Course Requirements
    1. Grading System:
      Exam Grades 60%
      Four Exams (15% of semester grade each)
      Daily Homework  25% of semester
      Final Exam 15% of semester
      Passing Grade 70
  1. Other Course Requirements:
    Students are expected to participate in class discussion.  Homework is expected to be completed by the next class period.  Full competency must be reached on all TDSHS skills requirements and course requirements as lay out in the course handbook.  Attendance to the Extrication day is mandatory for course completion.
  2. Extra Credit Options:
    There are none.
  3.  Clinical Requirements:
    EMT-BASIC CLINICALS AND FIELD INTERNSHIPS
    32 Clinical Departments/Clock Hours
    5 Ambulance Runs/32 Hours Ambulance Time
Emergency Department   24 Hours  
Labor and Delivery 8 Hours (Must witness delivery)
Total Hours 162
Ambulance  5  Runs(3 medical runs & at least 2 trauma runs)
NOTE: All clinicals must be completed within 30 days of the last class day.
  1.  Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book:  Prehospital Emergency Care, 9th edition, by Mistovich:  ISBN #: 978-0-13-508122-8 workbook and  ISBN# : 978-0-13-502809-4
    2. Course Handbook:  $25.00 provided by instructor the first night of class
    3. Liability Insurance: $90.00 must be paid prior to first exam.
  2. Other Required Materials:
    1. Uniforms:  Black pants, white shirt, black shoes, navy or black jacket.  Blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, wrist watch.
  3. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates
    1. Policies on Missed and Late Exams and Assignments:
      Make up testing will not be permitted for unexcused absences.  A score of 0 will be recorded for missing a test due to an unexcused absence.  Make-up testing times will be scheduled with the instructor for excused absences.  No absence will be excused unless notified prior to the class.
    2. Attendance Policy:
      Attendance in mandatory.  More than (3) absences may result in the student being administratively withdrawn from the course.  Absences are excused only at the discretion of the instructor.  No absence will be excused unless notified prior to class.  If you are late for class or clinical, or leave before the instructor dismisses class more than twice during a course, you must obtain permission from the program coordinator or instructor to resume class.  Two tardies constitute one absence.  You are responsible for all material covered during an absence.  It is your responsibility for determining what you missed.This course will be taught in a college classroom environment and in an ambulance or hospital lab setting.  Students should come to class prepared to contribute in a positive and constructive manner and demonstrate mature and purposeful behavior.  Activities found to be disruptive or that cause class interference, such as sleeping in class, interruptive talking, rudeness to other students, will not be tolerated and will be dealt with by  instructor intervention, to include possible instructor-initiated withdrawal from this class with resulting forfeiting of all fees by the student.
    1. You may not use tobacco products in   this classroom.
    2. Policy on Academic Integrity:          
      Cheating and plagiarism are dishonest. Plagiarism (using, stating, offering or reporting as one’s own idea, expression or production of another person) carries the penalty of being dismissed from class with a grade of F. A second violation may result in suspension from school. Conduct of students, which are such as to cast unfavorable reflection upon the college will result in the student receiving disciplinary action for misconduct.
  4. Other Policies:
    1. Safety:  A number of safety measures are in place for your continued protection.  In the event of inclement weather, shelters have been designated at several locations on the campus.  Your Student Handbook will have a map of these locations and you should familiarize yourself with each.  The shelters will be marked at the entrance.  Western Texas College is part of the local law enforcement personnel citywide call list which is activated by the local law enforcement personnel.  Warnings will be given throughout the campus once the call is received.
    2. Emergency:  All offices serve as emergency communications points.  Please notify the nearest WTC staff member should you become aware of the need for assistance of any type.
    3. Bad Weather Policy:  In the event of classes being dismissed for inclement weather, holiday, national disaster, or other unavoidable circumstances, the instructor will be responsible for notifying the students as to what the make-up requirements will be.  Sufficient work will be documented to offset the number of hours missed.  This notification of required make-up work will be given to students within one week upon resuming classes.
    4. ADA Statement:  Western Texas College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its program or activities.  The college counselors have been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in section 35.107 of the Department of Justice regulations.  Information concerning the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided hereunder, are available from the college counselors.
    5. Special Assistance:  If, as a result of a disability, a student needs special assistance to participate in a class, the counselor and course coordinator are to be notified immediately so that the prescribed process can be initiated.  TDSHS has minimum requirements of physical and mental capabilities to qualify for EMT certification.
    6. Affirmative Action:  Western Texas College is an equal opportunity institution and is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    7. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the Catalog.
  5. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule

 

Dates:

Times:

Subject:

 


Preparatory

1800-1900
1900-2030
2030-2200

Course Orientation /Registration
Introduction to Emergency Medical System 


4 Hrs

#*Preparatory

1800-1900
1900-2100
2100-2200

Well Being of the EMT                                                                
Medical / Legal /Ethical and Professionalism in Pre-Hospital Care 
Human Body


4 Hrs

#Preparatory

1800-2100
2100-2200

Human Body  Cont.
Baseline Vital Signs

4 Hrs

#Operations/
 Airway

1800-1900
1900-2100
2100-2200

Lifting & Moving Patients
The Respiratory System / Airway Management
 Ventilation and Oxygen Equipment


4 Hrs

#*Airway

1800-2000
2000-2200

Airway Management     
SKILLS PRACTICE – Mechanical Aids to breathing

4 Hrs

#*Pt. Assessment

1800-2000
2000-2100
2100- 2200

Scene Size-Up Initial Assessment
Trauma Assessment                                                 
Vital Signs and SAMPLE History cont.



4 Hrs


Pt. Assessment/Airway

1800-1900
1900-2000
2000-2200

Communication
Documentation                                                    
SKILLS PRACTICE: Mechanical Aids to Breathing,  Pt. Assessment, Vital Signs, CPR



4 Hrs

Airway, Pt. Assessment

1800-1900
1900-2200

Skills Testing
Test Review


4 Hrs

 

Airway/Pt. Assessment/Preparatory

1800-1900
1900-2000
2000-2100
2100-2200

FIRST INTERIM EXAMINATION

Written
Skills Examinations: Vital Signs, Mechanical Aids to Breathing, Pt. Assessment, Adult CPR


4 Hrs


#*Trauma

1800-1900
1900-2000
2000-2200

Kinetics of Trauma
Mechanisms of Motion Injury
Bleeding and Shock/Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment      


4 Hrs


#Trauma

1800-1900
1900-2000
2000-2200

Soft Tissue Injuries: Principles of Bandaging /Dressing   
Burn Injuries
Skills Practice – Bandaging


4 Hrs


*Trauma

1800-9900
1900-2000
2000-2200

Musculoskeletal Injuries
Head /Spinal Injuries/Eye/ Face/Neck
Skills Practice


4 Hrs


Trauma

1800-2000
2000-2200

Chest/ Abdomen/& Genitalia Injuries
Agricultural & Industrial Injuries

4 Hrs



Trauma

1800-2100

2100-2200

SKILLS PRACTICE     Trauma Assessment – Bandaging & Splinting
Traction Splinting – Spinal Immobilization, Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment

Review for Second Interim EXAM



4 Hrs

Trauma

1800-2200

SECOND INTERIM EXAMINATION
Written Examination
Skills Examinations: Bandaging & Splinting, Patient Assessment, Spinal Immobilization, Traction Splint, Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment, Child CPR





4 Hrs


Airway

1800-1930
1930-2100
2100-2200

Intro to Pharmacology                                                       
Respiratory Emergencies  / Advanced Airway Skills       
Hand held Nebulizer/ Inhaler


4 Hrs


Medical

1800-1900
1900-2000
2000-2200

Cardiac Emergencies                                                         
Cardiovascular Emergencies: Coronary Artery Disease, Angina Pectoris, AMI,
Congestive Heart Failure, Use of Nitroglycerine & Aspirin




4 Hrs

# Medical

1800-1900
1900- 2200

Intro to the AED
SKILLS PRACTICE (45 minutes/station)   AED, Nito, ASA, Nebulizer, Inhaler, Epi, Oral Glucose, Activated Charcoal


4 Hrs


#*Medical

1800-1900
1900-2100
2100-2200

Altered Mental Status
Diabetic Emergencies
Seizures/ Stroke/Syncope

4 Hrs


# Medical

1800-1900
1900-2000
2000-2200

Allergic Reactions / Anaphylaxis; Epinepherine Auto-injector  
Poisons; Activated Charcoal and Ipecac / Substance Abuse and Overdose                                               
Acute Abdomen


4 Hrs


#Medical

1800-1900
1900-2000
2000-2100
2100-2200

Heat and Cold Exposure
Bites & Stings                                                            
Drowning and Diving Emergencies
Behavioral Emergencies                                                          



4 Hrs

 

\Pt. Assessment
/Airway/Medical 

1800-2200

SKILLS PRACTICE (45 minutes/station) Vital Signs – Patient Assessment; Drug Administration, Mechanical Aids – Dextrostix – Infant CPR & Skills Examination: Mechanical Aids to Breathing, Vital Signs,
Patient Assessment, Drug Administration, Infant CPR




4 Hrs


Medical

1800-1900
1900-2200

Review for 3rd Interim
Water Rescue, Drowning & Diving Rescue Simulations


4 Hrs


Medical

1800-2200

THIRD INTERIM EXAMINATION
Written Examination/ Skills Testing
Obstetric/Gynecologic Emergencies; Emergency Childbirth     

4Hrs

4 Hrs

 
Pedi/ Special Consid.

1800-1900
1900-2000
2000-2200

Pediatric Overview and Basics                                                    
Airway Management and Respiratory Distress / Neonate Resuscitation
SIDS/Child Abuse


4 Hrs


#*Pedi/ Special Consid.

1800-1900
1900-2000
2000-2200

# EXAM  for Recertification Students
SKILLS PRACTICE (30 minutes/station)
Pediatric Assessment /Basic Life Support /Airway Management/ Pt. Assessment / Bandaging  & Splinting/ P.A.S.G./Traction Splinting/ Spinal Immobilization



4 Hrs


Operations
Pt. Assessment/ Trauma

 

0800-1200

 

1300-2200

Moving Patients /Ambulance Operation   -  Extrication and Access Lecture / Aeromedical Operations  /   Hazardous Materials Emergencies

Multiple casualty Incidents
Review for 4th Interim
Extrication and Rescue Field Training Exercise COMPREHENSIVE SITUATIONAL REVIEW
Fourth Interim

4 Hrs
    

 

4Hrs
       

Operations/ Pt.
Assessment

1800-2200

Review For Final
Skills Examination: Bandaging & Splinting, Traction Splint, Spinal Immobilization, Pt. Assessment, PASG


4 Hrs

Additional

 

1800-2200

 WRITTEN COURSE EXAMINATION

Complete Folders



 
4 Hrs

 

 

 

128 Hrs

TDH Course #
Remedial #
Recertification #

 

 

 

Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.

 

Last Modified: August 18, 2015