EMS 138 Basic EMS Simulation Lab

3 Credit Hours • 67.5 Contact Hours (Lecture/Lab Combination)

Prerequisite: EMS 121, EMS 122, EMS 123, EMS 124, EMS 170

Integrates the knowledge and skills learned during Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training. The participants will be exposed to the environment they will function in upon completion of their Emergency Medical Service (EMS) education. Participants will be expected to manage all aspects of an EMS call at the basic life support level from the time of dispatch to patient transfer. This will include radio, verbal and written communications; legal and ethical issues; response activities; scene assessment and management; patient interaction, assessment, and treatment; patient disposition; and preparation for the next call. Simulations are realistic representations of calls an EMT may encounter, and are conducted in "real time." There is no verbalization of any aspect of the call. Unless a safety issue exists there is no instructor interaction with the learner until the call is complete and the debriefing session occurs. The knowledge base for this course is based on current EMT certification.