SRJC Course Outlines

6/14/2024 1:05:23 PMEMC 100 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 100Title:  EMC/FIRST RESPONDER  
Full Title:  Emergency Care for First Responders
Last Reviewed:12/10/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR1.00 Non-contact DHR Total17.50

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 140.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  EMC 290

Catalog Description:
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Manipulative and problem solving skills required for the individual interested in pursuing a career as a first responder to victims of illness or injury.  Upon completion of course, student receives both CPR for Health Care Providers and First Responder certificates.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Manipulative & problem solving skills necessary for the individual interested in pursuing a career as a first responder to victims of illness or injury.  Upon completion of course, student receives both CPR & First Responder certificates.
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will:
1.  Discuss the role of the First Responder in the emergency medical
2.  Describe the components of the EMS system.
3.  Discuss at least 5 medical legal aspects of emergency care.
4.  Describe 5 vital signs and demonstrate ability to assess and
5.  Describe at least 4 elements of a patient assessment plan and
demonstrate skill of total body exam procedure.
6.  Describe and demonstrate components of oxygen therapy.
7.  Identify and discuss  at least 5 basic components of respiratory
anatomy and physiology.
8.  Identify at least 5 respiratory emergencies and their
9.  Identify at least 5 basic anatomy and physiology components of the
cardiovascular system.
10. Demonstrate effective cardio pulmonary resuscitation skills.
11. Identify at least 2 cardiac emergencies and their treatment.
12. Identify and describe 7 types of shock and their treatment.
13. Demonstrate 4 methods of controlling bleeding.
14. Identify major bones of the body.
15. Describe at least 4 musculo-skeletal injuries and treatment.
16. Identify transmission route of 2 infectious diseases.
17. Identify at least 2 signs and symptoms of behavioral emergencies.
18. Identify 4 routes of poisoning.
19. Describe the pathophysiology of at least 3 medical emergencies
   which alter the level of consciousness.
20. Demonstrate the assessment of an unconscious patient.
21. Identify the signs and symptoms of at least 6 major trauma injuries.
22. Demonstrate assessment and treatment of 6 major trauma injuries.
23. Discuss multi casualty incidents utilizing Simple Triage and Rapid
Treatment (START) triage system.
24. Describe and demonstrate technique of emergency childbirth.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Overview
     a. EMS system
     b. Legal aspects
2.  Patient assessment
     a. Vital signs
     b. Level of consciousness
     c. Exam
3.  Oxygen therapy
     a. Airway management
     b. Airway adjuncts
4.  Respiratory system
     a. Anatomy
     b. Disease and treatment
5.  Cardiovascular system
     a. Anatomy
     b. Disease and treatment
     c. CPR
6.  Circulatory system
     a. Shock
     b. Control of bleeding
7.  Skeletal system
     a. Anatomy
     b. Injury and treatment
     c. Splinting and immobilization
8.  Trauma
     a. Abdominal
     b. Head
     c. Chest
     d. Triage -START
9.  Altered level of consciousness
     a. Diabetes
     b. Stroke
     c. Seizures
10. Behavioral emergencies
     a. Psychological
     b. Substance abuse
11. Environmental emergencies
     a. Burns
     b. Cold
     c. Head
12. Obstetrics and gynecological
     a. Childbirth
     b. Complications
     c. Pediatric/infant resuscitation
13. Infectious disease
       a. Transmission
       b. Universal precautions

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1.  Read approximately 24 pages per week.
2.  Complete 17 skills worksheet handouts.
3.  Observe and demonstrate assigned skills
4.  Participate in scenario based exercises.
5.  3 division exams 1 final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
scenario based exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Class performances, interactive scenarios
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Bergeron- First Responder with Course Compass 7th ed.
American Heart Assoc. - Fundamentals BLS Health Care Provider pub. 2005
Instructor prepared material

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