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EMS 105 - IA Law Enforcement Emerg Care

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Designed to help Iowa Law Enforcement personnel gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be a competent, productive and valuable member of the Emergency Medical Services team.
Competencies
  1. Describe the responsibilities of a ILEECP
  2. Define Emergency Care/Fist Aid/OSHA Standards
  3. Identify the need for knowledge and skills required for administration of emergency care
    1. Determine emergency situations one can manage
    2. Decide when an emergency requires a more advanced trained responder and the need to activate the EMS System (911).
  4. Express knowledge of protection given a rescuer by the Good Samaritans Law
    1. Define actual and implied consent and know how consent applies in helping an adult in an emergency
    2. Define rumored consent and know how consent applies in helping a child in an emergency
  5. Evaluate an injured victim by use of a primary and secondary survey
    1. Use BCLS shells to correct airway, breathing and circulation problems discovered in the primary survey
    2. Assess when not to move a victim with serious injuries discovered in the secondary survey
  6. Identify signs and symptoms of respiratory emergencies
  7. Demonstrate the correct procedures for rescue breathing for an adult, child and infant
  8. Demonstrate the correct procedures for relieving FBOA for the conscious, becomes unconscious, and found unconscious adult, child and infant
  9. Perform one rescuer CPR for the adult, child and infant
  10. Identify common childhood/adult illnesses and injuries
  11. Express a minimal knowledge of the circulatory, respiratory, and skeletal systems
  12. State and demonstrate correct methods for controlling bleeding, including direct pressure, elevation, and pressure point
  13. Define shock and identify injuries which are most likely to cause shocks
  14. Recognize the signs of symptoms of shocks and demonstrate appropriate treatment
  15. State the principals of care for open and closed soft tissue injuries
    1. Know the difference between a bandage and dressing
    2. Demonstrate the proper procedure for management of a soft tissue injury
  16. Identify signs and symptoms of fractures
    1. Know when not to move a patient with a fracture
    2. Identify situations in which the necks or backs might be fractured and know not to move the patient
  17. Identify and manage common medical emergencies including seizures, asthma, abdominal distress, diabetic coma and insulin shock
  18. Identify four ways children/adults are poisoned
    1. Contact poison control center
    2. Demonstrate first aid for a poison emergency
  19. Identify heat and cold emergencies
    1. Be able to identify partial and full thickness burns and know first aid for burns
    2. Know first aid for heat exhaustion and heat stroke
    3. Know first aid for frostbite
  20. Identify the symptoms of a patient under the influence of alcohol or drugs
    1. Know emergency care for a drug overdose
  21. Evaluate the pregnant woman and provide assistance for emergency birth



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