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2023-2024 Catalog

Basic EMT Skills (CSC)


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CIP: 51.0904
Program Code: 221-146-01
Length: One Semester
Minimum Credits: 9

 

Program Advisor:
Bill Akers 
276.964.7729
Russell Hall 111

 

Purpose: The purpose of this curriculum is to produce competent entry-level EMT’s who can provide basic out-of-hospital care. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for Nation Registry testing and certification. This credential leads to EMT certification in Virginia and most other states. 

 

Program Goals: To prepare competent entry-level EMT’s in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) , and affective (behavior) learning domains. 

 

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Perform current techniques in pre-hospital emergency care to include signs and symptoms of illness, injuries, medical emergencies, appropriate medical techniques, and ambulance operations. 
  • Assess, extricate, and care for victims of trauma incidents utilizing the following management skills; scene size-up, disentanglement, victim stabilization for single and multi-victim situations, hazardous materials incidents, integration of local emergency medical services (EMS) for patient assessment and management, and standard operating procedures. 
  • Demonstrate the basic life support skills approach to emergency care of the emotionally disturbed to include emotional aspects, approach to the patient, psychiatric emergencies, and techniques of management. 
  • Perform a basic physical assessment on an emergency patient to include the physical exam and communicate/ document the finds to the patient and others. 
  • Recognize and intervene in medical emergencies related to poisoning, drug overdose, and transmission of infectious diseases. 
  • Utilize assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plans for obstetric, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, and chronic-care patients. 

 

Employment Opportunities:
Employment opportunities for EMT’s are available with ambulance; fire and rescue services; hospitals; local, state and federal government agencies. 

 

Accreditation:

The Southwest Virginia Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355-112th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

To contact the CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
Fax: 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

 

 

Admission Requirements: Prior to starting program courses, the applicant must: 

  1. Meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Virginia Office of EMS, https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/education-certification/how-to-become-an-emergency-medical-services-provider-in-virginia/
  2. Meet the college’s general admission requirements. 

Program Requrirements:

Physical Requirements: An EMS provider is faced with many physical and psychological challenges. Please refer to the Virginia Office of EMS website for a more detailed functional job description. 

Academic Requirements: Students must make a “B” or better in all program cores courses. Any student receiving a grade less than “B” must complete remediation before testing for certification by the National Registry of EMT’s. 

Clinical and Behavioral Requirements: Selected and supervised student experience is required by the program and will be accomplished at selected, regional healthcare facilities. The student is responsible for transportation to these facilities, as well as to any scheduled field trips. Program preceptors will observe and evaluate the student’s suitability for the profession. If the student does not exhibit those documented behaviors required of the EMS professional, the student might be asked to withdraw from the program. 

Other Requirements: A criminal background check is done to confirm compliance with state regulations. The purchase of items such as uniforms, liability insurance and other accessories is the financial responsibility of the individual student. 

 

Program Director: Bill Akers Jr., MS, NRP, Program Director 276.964.7729, Bill.Akers@sw.edu

 

Reciprocity Statement: 

Pursuant to United States Department of Education (US DOE) regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), the Southwest Virginia Community College Career Studies Certificate in Basic EMT Skills program provides the following information for all prospective and current students: 

The National Assoc. of EMS Officials (NASEMSO) has ruled EMS provider licensure and certification to be synonymous and National Registry Certification is recognized for reciprocity in 48 of 50 states. 

The Southwest Virginia Community College EMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

SWCC is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Licensure Reciprocity (https://sw.edu/health-technology/wp-content/uploads/Licensure-Reciprocity.pdf

Licensure  Meets state educational requirements for licensure Does not meet the state educational requirements for licensure
NREMT AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS,KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE,NV, NH, NJ,NM, NY, NC,ND,OH, OK,OR,PA,RI,SC,SD,TN,TX,UT,VT,VA,WA,WV,WI,WY IL, MT
     

 

 

Sources Cited: Further information regarding EMS certifications may be found at: https://nasemso.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester Total


  • Lecture Hours: 6
  • Lab Hours: 6
  • Course Credits: 9

Total Minimum Credits: 9


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