HSCI 0002. Emergency Medical Technician

Units: 8
Advisory: Completion of HSCI 3, HSCI 7 or BIOL 55 with grades of "C" or better; eligibility for ENGL 11
Hours: 200 (124 lecture, 76 laboratory)
Provides knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to deliver emergency medical care in a prehospital environment. Covers legal and moral aspects, scene safety, primary and secondary patient assessments, intervention and stabilization skills, proper use of emergency medical equipment, awareness of bloodborne pathogens and communicable diseases, recognition of signs and symptoms, and pathophysiology of medical emergencies and traumatic injuries. Includes practical hands-on skills training and interactive simulations. Includes certification for American Heart Association CPR professional and bloodborne pathogen and infection control. Clinical experience is an assigned field ride-along and/or clinical hospital observation. Attendance and participation are mandatory; a cumulative score of 80% on all written quizzes and exams, and passing score on all practical skills testing are required for successful course completion. Meets updated National Education Standards for EMT curriculum, and all requirements of the California Code of Regulations Title 22, the California EMS Authority and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Upon successful completion, student is eligible to take the NREMT EMT examination and qualify for a California State EMT certification. Students must be 18 years of age at start of course; provide a Tuberculosis (TB) Blood Test (Quantiferon) or a negative chest x-ray; provide proof of immunizations for Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR); Varicella zoster-vaccination or positive titer; Hepatitis B series completion and titer, or Hepatitis B series in progress and a signed declination; Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Tdap); current influenza vaccine; Student are required to take a drug screen test demonstrating the absence of evidence of controlled substance use,and provide criminal background screening satisfying the requirements of the State EMS Authority and EMT program clinical providers. (CSU)

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