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Health Careers Education
HL00056
Preparatory for the EMT
37.00
The student will use simple knowledge of the EMS system, safety/well-being of the EMT, medical/legal issues at the scene of an emergency while awaiting a higher level of care.
This course has 38.5 hours of classroom and 2.5 hours of lab
Lara Skaggs
405.743.5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
Preparatory 37 hours (31.5 hours classroom, 5.5 hours lab)
Use simple knowledge of the EMS system, safety/well-being of the EMR, medical/legal issues at the scene of an emergency while awaiting a higher level of care.

EMS Systems Objectives 1 hour
EMR Material PLUS: Simple depth, foundational breadth • EMS systems • History of EMS • Roles/ responsibilities/ professionalism of EMS personnel • Quality improvement • Patient safety

Research 1 hour
EMR Material PLUS: Simple depth, simple breadth • Evidence-based decision making

Workforce Wellness and Safety 4 hours (1 hour classrroom, 3 hours lab)
EMR Material PLUS: Fundamental depth, foundational breadth • Standard safety precautions • Personal protective equipment • Stress management o Dealing with death and dying • Prevention of work related injuries • Lifting and moving patients • Disease transmission • Wellness principles

Documentation 2 hours
EMR Material PLUS: Fundamental depth, foundational breadth • Principles of medical documentation and report writing

EMS System Communications 1 hour
EMR Material PLUS: Simple depth, simple breadth • EMS communication system • Communication with other health care professionals • Team communication and dynamics

Therapeutic Communication 1 hour
EMR Material PLUS: Simple depth, simple breadth Principles of communicating with patients in a manner that achieves a positive relationship • Adjusting communication strategies for age, stage of development, patients with special needs, and differing cultures

Medical/Legal and Ethics 2 hours
Fundamental depth, foundational breadth • Interviewing techniques • Verbal defusing strategies • Family presence issues. EMR Material PLUS:
Fundamental depth, foundational breadth • Consent/refusal of care • Confidentiality • Advanced
directives • Tort and criminal actions • Evidence preservation • Statutory responsibilities •
Mandatory reporting • Ethical principles/moral obligations
Anatomy and Physiology 10 hours classroom
Applies fundamental knowledge of the anatomy and function of all human systems to the
practice of EMS.
Medical Terminology 2 hours classroom
Uses foundational anatomical and medical terms and abbreviations in written and oral
communication with colleagues and other health care professionals.
Pathophysiology 6 hours classroom
Applies fundamental knowledge of the pathophysiology of respiration and perfusion to patient
assessment and management.
Life Span Development 2 hours
Applies fundamental knowledge of life span development to patient assessment and
management.
Public Health 0.5 hours
Uses simple knowledge of the principles of illness and injury prevention in emergency care.
Pharmacology 4 hours:(2 classroom, 2.5 lab)
Applies fundamental knowledge of the medications that the EMT may assist/administer to a patient during an emergency.
Principles of Pharmacology 1 hour classroom
Simple depth, simple breadth • Medication safety • Kinds of medications used during an
emergency
Medication Administration 1 hour classroom
EMR Material PLUS: Fundamental depth, foundational breadth Within the scope of practice
of the EMT how to • Assist/administer medications to a patient
Emergency Medications 2.5 hours lab
EMR Material PLUS: Fundamental depth, simple breadth Within the scope of practice of the
EMT • Names • Actions • Indications • Contraindications • Complications • Routes of
administration • Side effects • Interactions • Dosages for the medications administered



EMT: Basic - CTTC

- Aligns with National Standards through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

http://www.okcareertech.org/testing/Skills_Standards/Health_Career_Cluster.htm



EMT Basic - NREMT

http://www.nremt.org/about/about_exams.asp
EMT: Basic - CTTC

http://www.okcareertech.org/testing/Skills_Standards/Health_Career_Cluster.htm



EMT Basic - NREMT

http://www.vue.com/nremt/
NREMT

Oklahoma State Department of Health

National Education Standards

Oklahoma EMS Consensus Group, 10/17/2011

http://www.ok.gov/health/Protective_Health/Emergency_Medical_Services/
http://www.ok.gov/health/Protective_Health/Emergency_Medical_Services/Education_
/index.html
http://www.ok.gov/health/documents/New%20EMT%20Standard.pdf
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Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
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Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Emergency & Fire Management Services Firefighter Specialist-Basic