The EMT-B is trained in basic life-support procedures and performs limited invasive (advanced) skills. This program emphasizes the development of student skills in patient assessment and examination, the recognition of signs and symptoms of illness or injury, and the use of proper procedures when rendering basic emergency care. General topics covered include human anatomy and physiology, bleeding and shock, emergency childbirth, airway management, splinting of fractures and dislocations, medical emergencies, and movement of patients. The intent of the program is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage life-threatening injury and illness and provide transport to medical facilities. Clinical experience is an integral part of the program. Graduates will be eligible to write the EMT-Basic licensure exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
1. Summarize the role of emergency medical services personnel in the health care system.
2. Manage patients accurately in chronic and acute settings.
3. Integrate ethical and legal concepts in all actions when serving the needs of diverse patient populations.
4. Intervene with basic and advanced life support techniques in a variety of emergency situations.
Potential Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, emergency medical technician.
A minimum of 10.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.