EMS 101 - Introduction to Emergency Services
Explores the role and responsibilities of a paramedic, to include, different kinds of emergency services systems, applicable Oregon law, relationship with governmental regulatory agencies, exposure risk to infectious disease and exposure to critical incident stress. This course is required for application into the second year of the AAS degree in Paramedicine.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Define the role and responsibilities of a paramedic.
2. Describe the components of the EMS system.
3. Relate medical-legal considerations to the area of EMS.
4. Propose the steps in a major incident response.
5. Define stress management and relate it to the EMS.
6. Explain blood-born pathogens/communicable diseases and describe safety precautions used in the EMS field.
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