SRJC Course Outlines

4/21/2024 8:44:47 PMEMC 290 Course Outline as of Spring 1992

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Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 290Title:  EMERG CR/RESPONDERS  
Full Title:  Emergency Care for First Responders
Last Reviewed:12/10/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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

Catalog Description:
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Develops manipulative and problem solving skills necessary for the initial evaluation and stabilization of victim of emergency illness or trauma. Designed for persons who are interested in A CAREER AS FIRST responders to medical emergencies.  Upon completion, student receives CPR and First Responder certificates.


Recommended Preparation:
Standard first aid.

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Recommended:Standard first aid.
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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Discuss the role of the First Reponder in the EMS system.
2.  List 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 and demonstrate
   skill of total body exam.
6.  List the function and safety features of 4 types of oxygen therapy
7.  Demonstrate ability to use 5 types of oxygen therapy equipment.
8.  Describe and demonstrate use of 4 airway adjuncts.
9.  List at least 5 basic components of respiratory anatomy and
10. List at least 5 respiratory emergencies and their treatment.
11. List at least 5 basic components of cardiac anatomy and physiology.
12. List at least 2 cardiac emergencies and their treatment.
13. List 7 types of shock.
14. Describe treatment of patients in shock.
15. Demonstrate 4 methods of controlling bleeding.
16. Identify major bones of the body.
17. Describe at least 4 musculo-skeletal injuries and treatment.
18. Identify transmission route of 2 infectious diseases.
19. Identify at least 2 signs and symptoms of behavioral emergencies.
20. Identify 4 routes of poisoning.
21. Describe the pathophysiology of at least 3 medical emergencies
   which alter the level of consciousness.
22. Demonstrate the assessment of an unconscious patient.
23. List the signs and symptoms of at least 6 major trauma injuries.
24. Demonstrate assessment and treatment of 6 major trauma injuries.
25. Describe the START triage system.
26. 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. LOC.
     C. Exam.
3.  Oxygen Therapy.
     A. Airway management.
     B. Airway adjuncts.
4.  Respiratory System.
     A. Anatomy.
     B. Disease and treatment.
5.  Cardiac 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.
9.  Altered Level of Consciousness.
     A. Diabetes.
     B. Stroke.
     C. Seizures.
10. Behavioral Emergencies.
     A. Psych.
     B. Overdose, drug and alcohol.
11. Environmental Emergencies.
     A. Burns.
     B. Cold.
     C. Heat.
12. OB/GYN.
     A. Childbirth.
     B. Complications.
     C. Pediatric/infant resuscitation.

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1.  Read approximately 24 pages per week.
2.  Practice skills approximately 12 hours.

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
20 - 60%
Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 60%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 75%
Multiple choice, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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FIRST RESPONDER: UPDATE          by Bergeron PUBLISH 1994

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