EMS 121 - Preparatory Foundations at Patrick Henry Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2018-08-01

Introduces fundamental concepts established by the National Emergency Medical Service Education Standards (NEMSES) for Advanced EMT and Paramedic curricula. Includes EMS systems, introduction to research, workforce safety and wellness, EMS system communications, introduction to public health, legal and ethical issues.
Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to introduce the novice student to the foundational aspects of advanced life support care.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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