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RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
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ES 131 - Emergency Medical Technician - Part I

6 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): This is a special admission course and requires the completion of an application process before admission. Before acceptance, students must complete all screening requirements outlined in OAR 409-030-0190, additional RCC requirements (AHA BLS certification, RCC placement process), and any other state-issued placement mandates. Prerequisites within the application process include RD 90 , WR 90  (or WR 91 ) and eligibility for MTH 20  or higher.

Course Description: ES131 is the first half of a two-term course that prepares individuals for National Registry certification and licensure in Oregon as an Emergency Medical Technician.  The course will develop a student’s ability to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in the pre-hospital setting through didactic and simulated or clinical opportunities. The lab or clinical opportunities develop students’ abilities to identify and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in the classroom and hands-on environments. Includes skills in patient assessment, essential airway management, trauma assessment and management, medication administration, and automated external defibrillators (AED).

Course Level: Career/Tech Preparatory

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Describe key principles of emergency care.
  • CLO#2: Formulate and execute a plan to care for a medical patient within the EMT scope of practice.
  • CLO#3: Apply concepts learned in the classroom to the assessment and management of simulated patients in the lab setting. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#4: Practice effective teamwork in managing simulated or actual emergency situations.
  • CLO#5: Outline and implement self-care strategies for persons who intervene in emergency situations. Formulate a plan of self-care.

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