ERIC Number: ED283548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Pre-Hospital Phase. Emergency Medical Services Orientation, Lesson Plan No. 9.
Young, Derrick P.
Designed for use with interested students at high schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges, this lesson plan was developed to provide an introduction to the pre-hospital phase of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and to serve as a recruitment tool for the EMS Program at Kapiolani Community College (KCC) in Hawaii. The objectives of the 50-minute lesson are to enable students to: (1) define EMS; (2) describe the three most important components of EMS (i.e., manpower, communications, and equipment); (3) describe the three levels of training in the prehospital setting (first responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Mobile Intensive Care Technician); (4) understand the difference between Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support; (5) understand the 911 emergency communications network; (6) describe briefly the types of equipment and the working conditions involved with emergency care; and (7) understand the shortage of trained paramedics in Hawaii and consider a viable career change. The lesson plan begins with information on the course for which the lesson was designed; equipment and audiovisual aids needed; requirements for student materials; course objectives; bibliographic references; and special remarks for the instructor. Next, a step-by-step outline of the instructor's presentation is provided in a format indicating the length of time and the equipment or other aids necessary for each step of the lesson. Transparency masters, sample program coursework, a lesson posttest, and information on KCC's EMS program are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Choice, Community Colleges, Emergency Medical Technicians, Emergency Squad Personnel, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Rescue, Student Recruitment, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Western Curriculum Coordination Center.