HealthCenter21: Preparatory - EMR

Students explore foundational concepts essential for a career as an Emergency Medical Responder. Topics include: history of the EMS system, levels of national EMS providers, credentialing requirements, professionalism, infection control, body mechanics, stress management, communication skills, and legal and ethical issues.

 

Unit: Explore: EMS Provider's Perspectives


Description
Students will explore EMS from a the perspective of providers. 

Lessons
  1. Explore: EMS Provider's Perspectives 

 

Unit: EMS System


Description
In this unit, students will learn about the EMS system. First, they will learn about the history of EMS as well as the current EMS Agenda for the Future. They will also learn about the importance of EMS research. Finally, students will learn how EMS systems are accessed and how they respond to an emergency. 

Lessons
  1. EMS - Then and Now 
  2. EMS - Access and Action 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: EMS Providers


Description
In this unit, students will learn about EMS providers, specifically EMRs. First, they will learn about scope of practice and the four levels of national EMS providers. They will also learn about certification, licensure, credentialing, and recertification. Then, students will learn about the responsibilities of EMRs and the professional characteristics of EMS providers. 

Lessons
  1. EMS Scope of Practice and Certification 
  2. EMR Responsibilities 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Safety & Wellness


Description
In this unit, students will learn about the safety and wellness of EMS providers. First, they will learn how providers can protect themselves from disease. Next, they will learn how to prevent injury to themselves and how to manage stress. Finally, students will learn about death and dying. 

Lessons
  1. Preventing Disease 
  2. Preventing Injury 
  3. Managing Stress 
  4. Death and Dying 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Body Mechanics


Description
In this unit, students will learn about body mechanics. First, they will learn about proper body mechanics. They will learn about emergency, urgent, and non-urgent moves, and they will practice a variety of lifts and drags. Finally, students will learn about patient positions and equipment used to move patients. 

Lessons
  1. Proper Body Mechanics 
  2. Moving Patients 
  3. Positioning Patients 
  4. Equipment 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Communication & Documentation


Description
In this unit, students will learn about communication within the EMS system. First, they will learn about system communication and documentation. They will identify communication equipment and explore how to verbally communicate with others within the EMS system throughout a call. Then students will learn about therapeutic communication and discover responses to foster communication with patients. 

Lessons
  1. System Communication and Documentation 
  2. Therapeutic Communication 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Legal & Ethical Issues


Description
In this unit, students will learn about the legal and ethical responsibilities of EMS providers. First, they will learn about scope of practice. Then, they will explore the topics of patient consent, refusal of care, advance directives, and confidentiality of protected health information (PHI). Finally, students will learn about legal offenses and ethical responsibilities. 

Lessons
  1. Scope of Practice 
  2. Patient Consent and Refusal 
  3. Advance Directives 
  4. Confidentiality 
  5. Legal Offenses 
  6. Ethical Responsibilities 
  7. Quiz

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