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EMS 201 - Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

Credit Hours 5
Lecture: 4 Lab: 2
Care, handling and extrication of the critically ill and injured. Topics covered include airway management, patient assessment, vital signs, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, lifting and moving patients, documentation, communication, pharmacology, respiratory emergencies, cardiac emergencies, neurologic emergencies, gastrointestinal system emergencies, endocrine and hematological emergencies, immunologic emergencies, toxicology, and gynecological emergencies.  Meets the requirements of the National DOT curricula and IDPH. 
Contact 815-280-2356 to register in person. EMS 209 must be taken concurrently.  The student must pass both EMS 201 and EMS 209 to be eligible to take the state certification test.  Failure of EMS 209 will require that the student retake EMS 201 regardless of the grade received. Must meet the following requirements: Current AHA Health Care Provider certification, 18 years of age; high school diploma or GED. No disqualifying misdemeanors or felonies (a copy of IDPH disqualifying misdemeanors may be obtained from the EMS Administrative Assistant in U1002J).  A State Police Background check is required to be obtained at the mandatory course orientation for a fee of $25.  No ear gauges or holes in the ears other than standard piercings that can be removed.  No tattoos that are visible (can’t be covered by clothing).  Must be able to lift 75 pounds.  A physical exam including:  proof of immunity to MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis B, 10 panel urine drug screen, TB testing, tetanus shot, proof of general health.  Prerequisite(s): EMS 101  with minimum grade “C”; and placement into ENG 101 or minimum grade of “C” in one of the following: ENG 021 and ENG 099; or the EAP course sequence ENG 079 and ENG 089, or ENG 096. Must be 18 years of age, and have a high school diploma or GED and a current CPR for health care card or equivalent (includes infant, child, adult choking and CPR).
Concurrent: EMS 209  
Is course repeatable for credit? No
Variable Hour Exist No
Mode of Delivery Traditional
Is this a Human Relations/Diversity Course? No
Is this an International Course? No