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EMS 209 - Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

Credit Hours 5
Lecture: 4 Lab: 2
Care, handling and extrication of the critically ill and injured. Topics covered include documentation, communication, pharmacology, pediatric emergencies, obstetrics and neonatal care, geriatric emergencies, special needs patients, bleeding and soft-tissue emergencies, musculoskeletal emergencies, chest injuries, abdominal and genitourinary injuries, head injuries, environmental emergencies, transport operations, vehicle extrication and special rescue, incident management, and disaster and terrorism response.  Meets the requirements of the National DOT curricula and IDPH. Contact 815-280-2356 to register in person. EMS 201 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 CPR 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 (that 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 will be required. Prerequisite(s): EMS 101  
Concurrent: EMS 201  
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