Familiarizes the EMT-Basic candidate with the introductory aspects of emergency
medical care. Topics covered include the Emergency Medical Services system, roles
and responsibilities of the EMT-Basic, quality improvement, and medical direction.
Covers the emotional aspects of emergency care, stress management, introduction to
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), scene safety, body substance isolation (BSI),
personal protection equipment (PPE), and safety precautions that can be taken prior to
performing the role of an EMT-Basic.
Explores the scope of practice, ethical responsibilities, advance directives, consent,
refusals, abandonment, negligence, duty to act, confidentiality, and special situations
such as organ donors and crime scenes. Medical/legal and ethical issues are vital
elements of the EMT-Basic's daily life.
Enhances the EMT-Basic's knowledge of the human body. A brief overview of body
systems, anatomy, physiology and topographic anatomy will be given in this session.
Teaches assessing and recording of a patient's vital signs and a SAMPLE history.
Provides students with knowledge of body mechanics, lifting and carrying techniques,
principles of moving patients, and an overview of equipment. Practical skills of lifting
and moving will also be developed during this lesson.
Lesson 1-7 Evaluation: Preparatory Module
Conduct a written and skills evaluation to determine the student's level of achievement
of the cognitive, psychomotor and affective objectives from this module of instruction.
EMT lesson plans are taken from the national registry.