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Health Careers Education
HL00156
Trauma for EMT
38.00
This course provides the student with fundamental understanding and management of the trauma patient. 38 hours (23 hours classroom, 15 hours lab)
Lara Skaggs
405.743.5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
Trauma Overview 3 hours classroom
Fundamental depth, foundational breadth Pathophysiology, assessment, and management of
the trauma patient • Trauma scoring • Rapid transport and destination issues • Transport mode
CDC/Oklahoma triage
Bleeding 3 hours (1 hour classroom, 2 hours lab)
EMR Material Plus: Fundamental depth, foundational breadth Pathophysiology, assessment,
and management of • Bleeding
Chest Trauma 2 hours (1 hour classroom, 1 hour lab)
EMR Material Plus: Fundamental depth, simple breadth Pathophysiology, assessment and
management • Blunt versus penetrating mechanisms • Hemothorax • Pneumothorax
o Open Simple o Tension • Cardiac tamponade • Rib fractures • Flail chest • Commotio cordis
Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma 2 hours (1 hour classroom, 1 hour lab)
EMR Material Plus: Fundamental depth, simple breadth Pathophysiology, assessment and
management of • Solid and hollow organ injuries • Blunt versus penetrating mechanisms
• Evisceration • Injuries to the external genitalia • Vaginal bleeding due to trauma • Sexual assault
Orthopedic Trauma 8 hours (4 hours classroom, 4 hours lab)
EMR Material Plus: Pathophysiology, assessment, and management of Fundamental depth,
foundational breadth • Upper and lower extremity orthopedic trauma • Open fractures • Closed
fractures • Dislocations • Sprains/strains • Pelvic fractures • Amputations/replantation
Soft Tissue Trauma 5 hours (3 hours classroom, 2 hours lab)
EMR Material Plus: Fundamental depth, foundational breadth Pathophysiology, assessment,
and management • Wounds o Avulsions o Bite wounds o Lacerations o Puncture wounds o
Incisions • Burns o Electrical o Chemical o Thermal o Radiation Simple depth, simple breadth •
Crush syndrome
Head, Facial, Neck and Spine Trauma 6 hours (3 hours classroom, 3 hours lab)
EMR Material Plus: Fundamental depth, foundational breadth Pathophysiology, assessment,
and management of • Penetrating neck trauma • Laryngeotracheal injuries • Spine trauma
Simple depth, simple breadth • Facial fractures • Skull fractures • Foreign bodies in the eyes •
Dental trauma
Special Considerations in Trauma 1 hour
EMR Material Plus: Fundamental depth, foundational breadth Pathophysiology, assessment, and
management of trauma in the • Pregnant patient • Pediatric patient • Geriatric patient • Cognitively
impaired patient
Nervous System Trauma 2 hours (1 hour classroom, 1 hour lab)
foundational breadth Pathophysiology, assessment, and management of • Traumatic brain injury
• Spinal cord injury
Environmental Emergencies 4 hours
EMR Material Plus: Fundamental depth, foundational breadth Pathophysiology, assessment, and
management of • Near drowning • Temperature-related illness • Bites and envenomations
• Dysbarism o High-altitude o Diving injuries • Electrical injury • Radiation exposure
Multi-System Trauma 2 hours (1 classroom, 1 lab)
EMR Material Plus: Fundamental depth, foundational breadth Pathophysiology, assessment, and
management of • Multi-system trauma • Blast injuries


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

� EMT: Basic Skill Standards

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

� EMT Basic (NREMT)



EMT: Basic - CTTC

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



EMT Basic - NREMT

http://www.nremt.org/about/about_exams.asp


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

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

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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Emergency & Fire Management Services Advanced Firefighter
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Emergency & Fire Management Services Basic EMT Firefighter
Health Science Therapeutic Services Emergency Medical Technician
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Emergency & Fire Management Services Firefighter
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Emergency & Fire Management Services Firefighter Specialist-Basic