HealthCenter21: EMS Operations

This module provides an overview of the operational roles and responsibilities within the EMS system, including transportation safety issues, incident management certifications, multiple-casualty incidents, vehicle extrication, hazardous materials, terrorism, and disaster responses.

 

Unit: Incident Management System and Triage


Description
In this activity, students recognize the importance of Incident Management Systems as they perform triage at multiple-casualty incidents.

 

Unit: Ambulance Operations


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: emergency vehicle operations, including inspecting and preparing the vehicle, guidelines for driving it, positioning and parking emergency vehicles at a scene and safety precautions for roadway scenes. 

Lessons
  1. Ambulance and Equipment Readiness 
  2. Emergency Response 
  3. On-Scene Operations 
  4. Completing the Call 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Air Medical


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: air medical operations, including criteria for using air medical transport and how to activate and prepare for air medical response. 

Lessons
  1. Air Medical Operations 
  2. Activation and Transfer 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Incident Management


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: the Incident Management System, including required certifications for EMRs and EMTs, commands in an IMS, and the responsibilities of the EMS provider within an IMS. 

Lessons
  1. Incident Management System 
  2. EMS Responsibilities 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Multiple-Casualty Incidents


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: multiple-casualty incidents, including MCI plans, stress management available to EMS responders, and basic triage for multiple-casualty incidents. 

Lessons
  1. Multiple-Casualty Incidents 
  2. Triage 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Vehicle Extrication


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: vehicle extrication, including vehicle stabilization, gaining access to a trapped patient, and patient care and protection during the extrication process. 

Lessons
  1. Vehicle Extrication 
  2. Patient Access 
  3. Patient Care and Removal 
  4. Quiz

 

Unit: Hazardous Materials


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: hazardous materials, including how to identify them, level of hazardous materials training, and the EMS provider's responsibilities at incidents involving hazardous materials. 

Lessons
  1. Hazardous Materials 
  2. EMS Responsibilities 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Terrorism and Disasters


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: responses to terrorism and disasters, including, EMS responsibilities, warning signs and clues of terrorist activity, personal safety, terrorist weapons, and weapons of mass destructions. 

Lessons
  1. Responses to Terrorism and Disasters 
  2. Terrorism: Weapons of Mass Destruction 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Reflection Questions and Discussion


Description
In this activity, students will journal about guidelines for emergency vehicle operations, extracting a patient from a vehicle, leaking hazardous materials, and triage. A class discussion can follow.

 

Unit: Operations Scenario


Description
In this activity, students read scenarios, answer related questions, and give verbal reports with a partner.

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