EMS 121◊ Emergency Medical Responder

3 credits

Designed to provide the student with the core knowledge, skills and attitudes to function in a first responder capacity prior to the arrival of an ambulance. Students will learn airway management; control of bleeding; splinting; oxygen therapy, extrication; and medical, environmental and other emergencies. Students who successfully complete the requirements of this course will become eligible for licensure as a first responder with the Illinois Department of Public Health Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division. A minimum grade of a B is required for licensure. (formerly First Responder)

Prerequisite: high school graduate or GED or in senior year of high school with an expected graduation date

Lecture: 2.5 hours

Laboratory: 1 hour

(course fee required)