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Emergency Medical Technician

Course Descriptions
DATC Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2017, Required Hours: 284)

EMST 0000 - Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Orientation 0 Hours
Training in this program will prepare students to be responsible for the administration of specialized emergency care and the transportation of victims of acute illness or injury to a medical facility using life support skills. Skills taught include patient assessment skills, bandaging and splinting, use of the AED, patient assisted medication administration, and airway management.  
EMST 1001 - Emergency Medical Technician-Basic 136 Hours
This course will provide the student with the skills necessary to perform the basic duties of an Emergency Medical Technician. Students will learn how to recognize the nature and seriousness of a patient’s condition, or the extent of injuries, to assess requirements for emergency care and to administer appropriate care based on assessment findings. Students will be taught how to lift, move position, or otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury; perform triage at a mass casualty site; and perform safely and effectively the skills of an Emergency Medical Technician.  
EMST 1017 - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician 148 Hours
This course is designed to provide additional education for the Emergency Medical Technician with a heavy emphasis on clinical problem solving and decision making in the field. Students will demonstrate competency handling emergencies utilizing basic and advanced life support equipment, and provide advanced life support using intravenous therapy, a defibrillator and advanced airway adjuncts to control the airway in cases of respiratory and cardiac arrest.  
EHIT 1120 - Medical Terminology 90 Hours
This course provides the student with the necessary skills to interpret and define medical terminology, in order to be successful in the pursuit of health occupation careers. This is accomplished by utilizing a method of study that not only instructs the students in building medical terms but also gives the student immediate application in utilizing the medical term.