Emergency Medical Services (Responder)

This is a new course to begin in the Fall of 2020.  This is a year-long course designed for persons desiring to perform emergency medical car.  The course prepares students for state certification as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).  

Theories, techniques, and operational aspects of pre-hospital emergency care including EMS systems, medical, ethical and legal issues, airway management, CPR, patient assessment, poisoning and substance abuse, behavioral and environmental emergencies, bleeding, shock and injuries to soft tissue, bones and muscles, pediatric and geriatric emergencies, transport operations, and incident management are topics covered in this course. Students will learn to recognize the seriousness of the patient’s condition, use the appropriate emergency care techniques and equipment to stabilize the patient, and safely transport them to the hospital. The handling of victims of hazardous materials accidents is also addressed in this course.

The course will only be offered in the afternoon class period time (12:45-3:15 p.m.). 
Course is open to seniors only and/or students who have completed and passed Health Services I.
Student must also have a 2.5 GPA or above
Class will be limited to 12 students who are pre-qualified for the 2020-2021 school year.

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