Cochise College

CATALOG 2015-16

EMT 174 ‡ Emergency Medical Technician (8)

Prerequisite(s): RDG 122 or exemption. Students taking this course for state or national certification must be 18 within six months of course completion.

A study of anatomy and physiology, signs and symptoms of illness and injury, patient assessment, procedures associated with the provision of emergency medical care, triage, basic life support systems, and basic legal responsibilities. Equips students with the knowledge and skills required by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and the Arizona Department of Health Services – Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (ADHS-BEMS) to practice as an Emergency Medical Technician. Students desiring NREMT/ADHS-BEMS certification must complete the state-required number of clinical experience hours with an Emergency Medical Service provider of out-of-hospital emergency care. Meets the ADHS-BEMS guidelines and is approved by the state of Arizona and the National Registry of EMTs.

Medical Direction: Arizona Certified EMTs are authorized to provide treatment, perform procedures, and utilize skills—as defined by the 2009 National EMS Education Standards—only under the medical control of an approved medical director or certified base hospital.

7 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.