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College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMSA 1220 - Basic EMT Lab

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: EMSA 1215  and EMSA 1250 

(formerly EMTC 1220)

Practical skills of Basic EMT are learned.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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Outcome 1:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to lift weighted mannequins and stretchers in a manner that is productive, yet utilizes proper lifting mechanics to avoid injury.


  1. Utilize proper lift mechanics and techniques to assure that the patient is lifted without injury to the student.
  2. Identify the importance of proper lift mechanics as necessary to assure longevity in the career.

Outcome 2:
Upon completion of this course, students will learn, practice, then naturalize a correct initial assessment then select and perform the correct secondary assessment with treatments being done in their correct order.


  1. Understand that the initial assessment is designed to detect life threats.
  2. Be proficient in performing an initial assessment.
  3. On the basis of the scene size‐up and initial assessment, correctly select a secondary assessment as being rapid trauma, focused trauma, rapid medical, or focused medical.
  4. Utilize the information in the scene size‐up, initial assessment, and secondary assessments to provide proper medical treatment and transport considerations.

Outcome 3:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to assess the respiratory status of a patient, determining if it is adequate, or suggestive of other conditions, and correctly manage it with airway, oxygen, and ventilation devices.


  1. Assess a patient to determine if the respiratory status is inadequate, absent, normal, or suggestive of other conditions.
  2. Given a scenario, choose then use a basic airway device or technique.
  3. Determine if ventilatory support is adequate, then give support efficiently.
  4. Given a scenario, select the correct oxygen delivery device, then use it correctly.
  5. Identify the advanced airway devices and techniques.
  6. Given the scenario, identify pharmacologic interventions that may be employed

Outcome 4:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to assess the patient to determine if he/she has sufficient cardiac output to maintain a blood pressure, if not being able to quickly, correctly, and efficiently initiate CPR and early defibrillation.


  1. Use the initial assessment to determine if the patient has a pulse and if it is adequate to sustain a blood pressure.
  2. Correctly, quickly, and efficiently begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  3. Know when to use and how to properly operate an automatic external defibrillator.
  4. Supplement ventilations with supplemental oxygenation quickly, correctly, and efficiently.
  5. Given the scenario, identify pharmacologic interventions that may be employed

Outcome 5:
Upon completion of this course, students will determine from the scene size‐up, initial and trauma assessments that the patient requires some manner of spinal immobilization, bleeding control, or splinting, or shock management, and can perform it in an efficient, naturalized manner, incorporating oxygen therapy or CPR in a way that will not substantially delay hospital intervention.


  1. Interpret findings from the scene size‐up, initial, or secondary assessment to correctly determine that the patient requires trauma management.
  2. Detect the need for spinal immobilization and efficiently perform in it in a naturalized manner that would not bring any further injury to the patient.
  3. Decide if the patient’s condition indicates a rapid trauma or a focused trauma assessment and then correctly perform the indicated assessment.
  4. Perform an effective assessment and detect all bleeding or musculoskeletal injuries, and then correctly perform the skills of bleeding control, splinting, or traction splinting.
  5. Interpret the patient finding s to determine if the patient is currently unstable or at risk for becoming unstable, and then implement shock management techniques in a correct and efficient manner.
  6. Interpret the patient physical findings to determine if they are currently unstable or at risk for becoming unstable, then using their findings to prioritize his/her treatment and transport considerations.

Outcome 6:
Upon completion of this course, students will utilize scene size‐up, and initial patient survey to determine which secondary survey is appropriate, then implementing it correctly, efficiently and in a thorough manner, interpreting findings to correctly detect the patient’s condition, and identifying appropriate treatments and transport decision.


  1. Utilize a scene size‐up and initial patient survey to detect life‐threats, calling for the appropriate treatment, then correctly selecting the appropriate secondary assessment.
  2. Correctly choose the appropriate secondary assessment to determine the patient’s condition.
  3. Perform an efficient and thorough secondary assessment to detect all significant findings required to provide an adequate interpretation of the patient’s condition.
  4. Select the appropriate treatments and transport decisions based upon assessment findings and call for them in the appropriate order.

Outcome 7:
Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate proper techniques for medication administration.


  1. Utilize the oral, intra-nasal, IM, and Sub‐Q routes for medication administration.
  2. Explain the proper steps of medication administration.
  3. Identify the appropriate mediation therapies and administration routes
  4. Identify non‐parenteral drug therapies
  5. Explain the practices regarding the storing, and restocking of medications as well as the documentation of their administration.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

Module 1: Lifting and Moving Patients

Module 2: Patient Assessment

Module 3: Airway and Ventilatory Support

Module 4: CPR

Module 5: Trauma Management

Module 6: Total Patient Management

Primary Faculty
Media, Daniel
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Lopez, Michael
Mirijanian, Narine

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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