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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
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EMS 484 - Operations

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course covers Modules VII and VIII of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. Guidelines for safe medical transport, general incident management, rescue and crime scene management will be covered.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: EMS 481  

  1. Apply standards to ensure safe and effective ground transport.
    1. Define the concept of due regard.
    2. Identify the false sense of security with lights and sirens.
    3.  Describe how to park and load an ambulance.
  2. Discuss standards to ensure safe and effective air medical transport.
    1. Describe the advantages of air transport.
    2. Describe the disadvantages of air transport.
    3. Describe how to activate air transport in your area.
  3. Integrate the principles of general incident management and multiple casualty incident. (MCI) management techniques.
    1. Define Incident Command System.
    2. Define National Incident Management System.
  4. Integrate the principles of rescue awareness and operations to safely rescue a patient from water.
    1. Describe how water temperature affects rescue.
    2. Demonstrate basic water rescue techniques.
    3. Define recirculating currents.
  5. Examine the human hazard of crime and violence.
    1. Describe scenarios when you may observe violence.
    2. Describe safe operation at crime scenes.
    3. Define precautions which need to be taken when at the scene of any violent crime.
  6. Evaluate when tactical considerations may be needed in EMS.
    1. Describe cover and concealment
    2. Describe shelter in place
  7. Describe how to preserve the evidence at a crime scene.
    1. Describe types of evidence.
    2. Define particulate evidence.
    3. Describe chain of evidence.
  8. Analyze situations unique to rural EMS.
    1. Define rural EMS.
    2. Describe communication difficulties in rural EMS areas.
    3. Describe how distance and time affect rural EMS areas.
  9. Examine challenges facing rural EMS providers.
    1. Discuss quality assurance.
    2. Describe standards of same care.
    3. Determine ways to ensure standards of care.
  10. Identify weapons of mass destruction.
    1. Define explosives.
    2. Define chemical weapons.
    3. Define biological weapons.
  11. Evaluate safety precautions with terrorist acts.
    1. Determine special safety equipment.
    2. Describe precautions during nuclear attacks.
    3. Describe precautions during chemical attacks.
  12. Analyze the elements of a scene size up.
    1. Describe the likely injuries.
    2. Describe special patient management considerations.

Competencies Revised Date: 2019

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