HealthCenter21: Preparatory - EMT

This module provides an exploration of foundational concepts essential for a career in emergency medical services.

 

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, then, now, and the future, including the importance of EMS research and how EMS systems are accessed and respond to emergencies. 

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

 

Unit: EMS Providers - EMR and EMT


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: EMS providers, scope of practice, four levels of national EMS providers, certification, licensure, credentialing, recertification and responsibilities and characteristics. 

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

 

Unit: Safety and Wellness


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: EMS provider safety and wellness for prevention of disease, injury, and stress. They will also 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, including emergency, urgent, and non-urgent moves. They will practice lifts and drags and 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: System Communication


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: communication within the EMS system, including communication equipment, radio communication guidelines, transmissions, and verbal reports. 

Lessons
  1. Communication Equipment 
  2. Radio Communication Guidelines 
  3. Transmissions and Verbal Reports 
  4. Quiz

 

Unit: Documentation


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: documentation within the EMS system, including prehospital care reports (PCRs), legal issues that affect them, and situations that require documentation other than PCRs. 

Lessons
  1. Functions of PCRs 
  2. Information on PCRs 
  3. Legal Issues 
  4. Special Situations 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Therapeutic Communication


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: therapeutic communication, including communication process, therapeutic communication guidelines, and adjusting communication strategies based on the patients. 

Lessons
  1. Therapeutic Communication 
  2. Special Interview Situations 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Legal and Ethical Issues


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: the legal and ethical responsibilities of EMS providers, including scope of practice, patient consent, refusal of care, advance directives, and protected health information. 

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

 

Unit: Communication Exercise


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: communication between healthcare workers by observing a scenario with alternate endings and then answering questions. 

Lessons
  1. Communication Exercise 

 

Unit: Reflection Questions and Discussion


Description
In this activity, students will journal about the primary focus for an EMR/EMT, proper body mechanics, radio communication skills, prehospital care reports, and liability protection. A class discussion on these topics can follow.

 

Unit: Job Search


Description
In this activity, students review job ads, write a resume and cover letter for a specific job and prepare interview questions.

 

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