Emergency Medical Technician I Refresher 91 ( Official )
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SECTION A – Course Information

1. Course ID:

EMT     91

Student Learning Outcomes

2. Course Title:

Emergency Medical Technician I Refresher

3. Division:

Technology and Health Division

4. Department:

Public Safety Department

5. Subject:

Emergency Medical Technician

6. Short Course Title:

Em Med Tech Refresher

7. Proposed Effective Term:

201510 - Summer 2015

SECTION B – Official Course Information

1. Recommended Class Size:

a. Maximum Class Size:


b. Class Size Approval Date:



2. Method of Instruction:


 Work Experience, Occupational


 Open Entry/Exit

 Lecture and Laboratory


 Independent Studies

 Distance Learning



3. Contact Hours for a Term:






         16.00 To


To be arranged:






         16.00 To


Lab/Lecture Parity?    Yes  No

Does this course have lab parity?

If not, are you going to  apply for lab parity?                          Yes  No

To be arranged:







To be arranged:







Total Hours:    


              32 To


To be arranged:





4. Credit Units:

  1.50 To


5. Taxonomy of Programs (TOPS) Information:

a. TOPS Code and Course Program Title:

125000 - *Emergency Medical Services

     b.  Course Control Number:    


6. SAM Priority Code: [Select One]



Courses offered to apprentices only.


Advanced Occupational

Courses taken in the advanced stages of an occupational program. Each “B” level course must have a “C” level prerequisite in the same program area.


Clearly Occupational

Courses taken in the middle stages of an occupational program. Should provide the student with entry-level job skills.


Possibly Occupational

Courses taken in the beginning stages of an occupational program.





7. Please place this course into the appropriate discipline by selecting from the drop down list. The discipline placement indicates what preparation is needed to teach the course. Discipline faculty may place their courses into more than one discipline as appropriate:

Emergency Medical Technologies

8. General Course Information

a. Course Credit Status:

C Credit Not Degree Applicable

b. State Transfer Code:

C1 Not Transferable, AA/AS Degree

c. State Classification Code:

I Career-Technical Education

d. Basic Skills Status/Level:

N Not a Basic Skills Course

e. Sports/Physical Education Course:


f. Grading Method:

Pass/No Pass

g. Number of repeats allowed:

Non-repeatable Credit - equates to 0 repeats

h. Please provide cross listed course if applicable:



9. Course Preparation

a.   Prerequisite

Completion of an approved California State EMT course and possession of a currently valid EMT certificate or one which has expired for no more than 20 months

b.   Co requisite

c.   Advisories

d.   None


10. Course Special Designators:

11. Course Program Status:

 Program Applicable


 12. Funding Agency Category:

       Not Applicable

       Primarily developed using economic development funds

       Partially developed using economic development funds



SECTION C – For new transfer requests only, please complete the Transfer Status (CSU) Supplemental Form before submitting course for approval.

CSU Transferable              CSU Approval Date:                     (mmddyyyy)                 

Applying for CSU Transfer Status

UC Transferable                 UC Approval Date:                      (mmddyyyy)                 

Applying for UC Transfer Status


SECTION D - General Education Request

Mt. San Antonio College and CSU General Education course approvals are submitted to the Educational Design Committee and GE Subcommittee for approval.

1.  The Articulation Officer submits the course directly to the CSU Chancellor for approval.

2.  Upon receiving CSU approval, the course will be placed in the CSU approved area for the Mt. SAC Associate Degree GE.



Requesting approval for inclusion on Mt. SAC and CSU General Education List?

1. Mt SAC General Education Applicability:

    GE Approval Date :                   (mmddyyyy)

2. CSU General Education Applicability (Requires CSU approval):

    CSU Approval Date:                   (mmddyyyy)

3. IGETC Applicability (Requires CSU/UC approval):

    IGETC Approval Date:                   (mmddyyyy)



SECTION E - Course Content

1. Course Descriptions

a. Catalog Description:

Renews EMT certification. Approved by the L.A. County and State Departments of Health. Fulfills updates for Emergency Medical Technician personnel every two years in order to maintain eligibility for employment in an emergency response agency and to keep certification valid. Course covers all required material and current changes/updates in pre-hospital emergency care at the EMT level. Special approval required to enroll.

b. Class Schedule Description:



Is a course description to be printed in the Class Schedule?

Renews EMT certification. Provides review of EMT curriculum and updates. Special approval required to enroll.

2. Course Outline Information

a. Lecture Topical Outline:

- EMS System, mandated updates for last two years
- Patient assessment, diagnostic signs and treatment protocols
- EMT curriculum
- Changes in basic sciences: airway/basic cardiac life support (BCLS), medical emergencies, trauma, pediatrics/obstetrics, behavioral emergencies
- Legal aspects of EMS
-Ambulance operations, pre-hospital care policies
- Patient assessment, CPR, EMT Skills Manual, Pharmacology Module
- Final exam

b. Lab Topical Outline:

- Completion of the following skills as required by CA EMSA EMT Skills Competency Verification Form:
- Patient assessment, medical and trauma
- Airway assessment and management of breathing emergencies
- Application of airway adjunct devices
- Proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Neurological emergencies
- Soft tissue injuries and hemorrhage control
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Obstetrical emergencies

3. Course Measurable Objectives:

Provide a minimum of five (5) course measurable objectives:

1. Identify current standards and trends in the field of pre-hospital emergency medical care.
2. Analyze and formulate solutions to problems presented in case studies of emergency medicine.
3. Integrate updated materials into existing treatment protocols.
4. Demonstrate competency in cognitive and manipulative skills to the minimum levels as set by the state EMT curriculum.
5. Explain rationale for assessment and/or treatment protocol changes based on a review of current literature.

4. Course Methods of Evaluation:

Category 1. Substantial written assignments for this course include:

If the course is degree applicable, substantial written assignments in this course are inappropriate because:

This is skills based course involving EMT learning objectives for certain Basic Life Support (BLS) knowledge sets

Category 2. Computational or non-computational problem solving demonstrations:

Laboratory report(s) utilizing national and local treatment protocols

Category 3. Skills Demonstrations:

Proficiency standards set forth by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration and Los Angeles County EMS Agency. Inclusive in the skills process is the provision of the mandated Skills Competency Verification [Form EMSA-SCV (8/10)].

Category 4. Objective Examinations:

This course contains several quizzes to assess and/or update EMS knowledge. These quizzes consist of multiple choice, completion and/or short answer questions.
Final Exam consisting of multiple choice and matching elements covering basic physiology, pathophysiology and treatment guidelines

5. Sample Assignments:

Provide a minimum of three (3) sample assignments:

1. Develop a 4-6 page summary of current literature related to treatment protocol changes.
2. Select, and summarize in a 2-4 page paper, a recent legislative or policy change impacting EMT scope of practice.
3. Complete an assessment on a simulated patient; describe pertinent findings and rationale for treatment(s).


6. Representative Text:

If the course is requested to be or is CSU transferable, provide at least one (1) representative text that has been published within the last five (5) years.  A representative text is optional for a non-transferable course.

a. Book 1:

This is the most recent edition of this text:





  American Heart Association


  Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers


  Channing Bete

Date of Publication:



  (Year of guidelines updates only)

b. Book 2:

This is the most recent edition of this text:










Date of Publication:




c. Book 3:

This is the most recent edition of this text:










Date of Publication: