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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

EMTP 100 - Introduction and Patient Assessment

This course is designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of advanced life support systems and procedures. Topics such as medical/legal ethics and drug information will be presented. Experiments and case studies will be presented. It will also provide the student with theory, concepts and the applications necessary to measure the pre-hospital scene and its surroundings. Additionally, the student will be able to prioritize care based on patient assessment, which includes body substance isolation, scene safety, recognition and stabilization of life-threatening conditions, identification of patients who require rapid stabilization and transportation for definitive care. NOTE Requirements:: Current Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Technician certification. Students currently certified (without restrictions or administrative actions) by National Registry Emergency Medical Technician must also obtain a Pennsylvania EMT certification; Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation certification issued by an approved third party accreditation body as identified by the PA Bureau of Emergency Medical Services; Successful completion of physical examination (including drug screening) performed by the students physician using the physical form provided by DCCC; Clear Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check as mandated by PA Bureau of EMS; Clear child abuse clearance as mandated by the PA Bureau of EMS; Clear FBI background clearance including fingerprinting; Clear criminal background from state of residence.
Credit Hours: 6
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 6

Course Prerequisites: See Description