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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
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EMS 103 - Emergency Services Rescue

4 Credit(s)

Elementary procedures of rescue practices, systems, components, support, and control off rescue operations including ladder procedures and basic rescue tools. Introduction to techniques and tools of patient extraction, emphasizing application to traffic assistance. This course is required for application into the second year of the AAS degree in Paramedicine.

Prerequisite: EMS 111 , EMS 112 , and EMS 113  with grade of C- or better; P/NP not accepted
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Describe the role of the EMT at emergencies involving rescue operation

2. Describe the organizational structures and functions of emergency services at an emergency scene

3. Describe the process of "size-up" as it related to decision making for proper tactics and strategies

4. Demonstrate the basic use of rescue techniques, including ropes, knots, ladders, SCBA, and other related items

5. Demonstrate the use of portable fire extinguishers

6. Describe the role of the EMT in extrication

7. Describe the techniques that the EMT can use to gain access to or disentangle patients from vehicles

8. Describe methods and appropriate times to utilize the following extrication equipment: porta-power, hand winch, pry axe, air chisel (optional), bale hook, linoleum knife, hacksaw, screwdriver, spring-loaded center punch, and other

9. Demonstrate on programmed patients, the techniques of lifting and moving of patients in any situation presented

10. Demonstrate on appropriate vehicles the techniques of gaining access to entrapped patients by use of all extraction equipment

11. Demonstrate the correct usage of patient immobilization and removal equipment

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