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College Catalog 2018-2019

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EMS0110 - Emergency Medical Technician (PSAV)

Credits/Clock Hours:
300 clock hours

Description:
This course is designed to prepare the student to attain State of Florida certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. EMT-Bs serve as a link in the chain of the health care team. It is recognized that most of pre-hospital emergency medical care will be provided by the EMT-Bs. This course includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service or other emergency services agency. Classroom study, practical laboratory experience and a clinical internship equip the student with the skills in patient assesment, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), oxygen therapy, shock prevention, bandaging, splinting, spinal immobilization and vehicle extrication that are necessary for a career in out-of-hospital or in-hospital emergency medicine.

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