4 Credits per semester
Grade Level: 12
Introduction to Emergency Medical Services prepares students for State Certification as a First Responder which could lead to a career in Emergency Medical Services such as an Emergency Medical Technician or a Paramedic. A variety of instructional strategies and technologies will be used to teach students about emergency medical service operations, personal and scene safety, scene and patient assessment, and patient care. Students have the opportunity to develop first responder skills in simulated situations. Participation in HOSA affords the student the opportunity to compete in a variety of competitive events, specifically CPR/First Aid and EMT, at both the state and national level.
Students will learn to recognize the seriousness of a patient's condition, use appropriate emergency techniques and equipment to stabilize the patient and transport to the hospital.
Students are required to clinical hours working a 12 hour shift in the ER and EMS runs.
This program prepares students to become an emergency medical technician with the potential of a EMT certificate. EMS also prepares students for further education in a post-secondary program in public safety.
(EMT-Basic) After successful completion of the one-year curriculum, students may qualify for and take the written and practical exam to become an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B).