Emergency Medical Services

High School Credits

4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Course Description

For Students

This is a Senior only program.

This class is setup to prepare students for the real world in Emergency Medical Services. You will experience real-life situations that occur in hospital emergency rooms and in ambulatory care.

You will also have the opportunity to be involved with our Health Science Student Organization (HOSA), where you will learn about leadership, competitive events, and much more!

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For Parents

5210 Emergency Medical Services prepares students for a State certification which could lead to a career in Emergency Medical Services such as an Emergency Medical Technician or a Paramedic. This course is designed for persons desiring to perform emergency medical care. Students will learn to recognize the seriousness of the patient’s condition, use the appropriate emergency care techniques and equipment to stabilize the patient, and transport them to the hospital.

This course also addresses the handling of victims of hazardous materials accidents. It covers theories, techniques, and operational aspects of pre-hospital emergency care with the scope and responsibility of the basic emergency medical technician. It requires laboratory practice and clinical observation in a hospital emergency room and ambulance. Participation in HOSA affords the student the opportunity to compete in a variety of competitive events, specifically CPR/First Aid and EMT, at both the state and national level.

Pathway

Certifications

EMT-B Health Care Provider
CPR and First Aid

Dual Credit Institution

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Dual Credit Courses

PARM 102 (7.5) Emergency Medical Technician

HSPS 125 (3) Emergency Medical Responder

Potential Careers/Salary

EMTs and Paramedics - $30,360 per year

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/