ERIC Number: ED371135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
EMT--A Student Handbook. Revised.
Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education.
This handbook is designed for use by students preparing for employment in the occupation of emergency medical technician-ambulance (EMT-A) in Iowa. Listed in the introduction are general course prerequisites, the 60 competencies taught in the course, pertinent federal and state requirements, and Iowa certification testing/retesting procedures/requirements. The following are among the topics of the course's 33 lessons: EMT-A roles and responsibilities; anatomy, physiology, and patient assessment; basic evaluation and first aid procedures for handling injuries to various body parts, poisonings, and complications of various diseases; emergency childbirth procedures; burn treatment; hazardous materials; environmental emergencies; psychological aspects of emergency care; principles of extrication; procedures for lifting and moving patients; and ambulance operations. Included in each lesson are some or all of the following: introduction, objectives, overview of lesson contents, study suggestions, terminology list, and information sheets and diagrams. Appended are 44 skills checklists, sample patient care forms used in Iowa, in-hospital clinical guidelines, Iowa EMT-A roles and responsibilities, and Iowa laws/rules pertaining to the occupation of EMT-A. (MN)
Descriptors: Accidents, Allied Health Occupations Education, Anatomy, Behavioral Objectives, Check Lists, Competency Based Education, Emergency Medical Technicians, Employment Qualifications, First Aid, Guidelines, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Medical Evaluation, Medical Services, Physiology, Postsecondary Education, Records (Forms), Rescue, State Curriculum Guides, State Legislation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Community Colleges.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education.