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ERIC Number: ED283548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 37
Abstractor: 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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Western Curriculum Coordination Center.