At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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
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 3 methods of controlling bleeding.
14. Identify major bones of the body.
15. Describe at least 4 musculoskeletal 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.
25. Identify and demonstrate appropriate use of Glucometry.
26. Identify appropriate operations in tactical operations.
27. Demonstrate proper administration of naloxone HCI (Narcan).
28. Demonstrate proper administration of epinephrine.
29. Identify and demonstrate appropriate use of oximetry,
A. EMS system
B. Legal aspects
II. Patient Assessment
A. Vital signs
B. Level of consciousness
III. Oxygen Therapy
A. Airway management
B. Airway adjuncts
IV. Respiratory System
B. Disease and treatment
V. Cardiovascular System
B. Disease and treatment
VI. Circulatory System
B. Control of bleeding
VII. Skeletal System
B. Injury and treatment
C. Splinting and immobilization
D. Triage -START
IX. Altered Level of Consciousness
X. Behavioral Emergencies
B. Substance abuse
XI. Environmental Emergencies
XII. Obstetrics and Gynecological
C. Pediatric/infant resuscitation
XIII. Infectious Disease
B. Universal precautions
C. Personal protective equipment (PPE)
XIV. Tactical Operations
A. interfacing with Law Enforcement
B. Tactical communications
C. Warm and hot zone operations
All Areas of the Topics and Scope are covered in both the Lecture and Lab portions of the course
Emergency Medical Responder. 6th ed. Aaos and Schottke, David. Jones & Bartlett. 2016
Instructor prepared materials