EMS 210 - EMS Operations at Patrick Henry Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2018-08-01

Focuses on matters related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations, incident and scene safety and awareness, triage, multiple and mass casualty incident operations and medical incident management (command and control of EMS incidents).
Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
1 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to prepare the student in the theory and application of the following: medical incident management, multiple and mass casualty incident management, aeromedical operations, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incident awareness, violent, active shooter and crime scene awareness and traffic incident management and to provide emergency medical services providers with a foundational and operational knowledge of the roles and responsibilities to ensure patient, public, and personnel safety. This course develops an awareness of principles, techniques and procedures necessary to safely and effectively manage an emergency scene. This course is required for students desiring to test for National Registry Paramedic certification.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS; EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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